A two-year certificate, Associate of General Studies, may be awarded after completion of 65 credit hours of course work approved by the CLASS department chair and the student’s AGS academic advisor with a grade-point average of 2.0 or above. Fulfillment of the Institution’s residence credit requirement (30 credit hours) must also be met.
To be admitted into the program for this degree, the candidate must meet with the CLASS department chair and the AGS academic advisor, who will be approved by the CLASS department chair, to create an AGS Academic Career Plan that will be on file with the Registrar. Any changes to this AGS Academic Career Plan must be approved by the CLASS department chair and the student’s AGS academic advisor; these changes will be on file with the Registrar. The certificate will be awarded only after completion of the above requirements and completion of the AGS Academic Career Plan and after petition to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Students must also complete the General Education Core Curriculum listed below.
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General Education Core Curriculum for a Associate of General Studies Degree
Area 1: Communications (9 credit hours)
ENGL 111 -- ENGL 111 is waived for students who have a high enough ACT or SAT Score.These students must take
both COMM 242 and ENGL 341 to fulfill the required 9 credit hours in this area.
ENGL 112 – Prerequisite: ENGL 111 or equivalent course passed with a grade C or better.
COMM 242 or ENGL 341 – Prerequisites for ENGL 341: ENGL 111 and 112 or the equivalent passed with a grade C
or better and at least junior standing.
Area 2: Mathematics (3 credit hours)
Area 3: Laboratory Sciences (8 credit hours)
CHEM 121 & 121L
CHEM 121 & 121L may be replaced by CHEM 151 & 151L
CHEM 122 & 122L
CHEM 122 & 122L may be replaced by CHEM 152 & 152L
Computer Science Engineering (CSE)
Earth Science (ERTH)
Engineering (ChE, CE, EE, ENVE, MATE, METE, ES, MENG, ME, PETR)
PHYS 121 & 121L
PHYS 122 & 122L
Area 4: Social Sciences (6 credit hours)
Political Science (PS)
Social Sciences (SS)
Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS)
Area 5: Humanities (6 credit hours)
English (ENGL), except 103, 111, 112, 341. If COMM 242 is used to fulfill credits in Area 1,
it cannot also count in Area 5.
Art History (ART)
Technical Communication (TC), except TC 321, 420, 422
Foreign Languages (SPAN, FREN, GERM) Other languages may be counted only if they are listed
or approved by the CLASS Department
Area 6: Additional Courses from Area 4 or Area 5 (6 credit hours)