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Associate of General Studies (AGS) Degree

The Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree is awarded upon completion of an individualized course of study that is primarily designed to gain a broad educational background rather than the pursuit of a specific college major or professional/technical program. It is intended as a flexible course of study and may include a combination of liberal arts courses and career program courses. This degree may meet the requirements for those students with specific needs or goals. A minimum of 60 credit hours is required for the AGS degree.

Keep in mind that since this degree is individualized, it may not meet the needs for transfer or job placement as effectively as other degree options.

Completing an Associate of General Studies (AGS) Degree

To be considered for an Associate of General Studies degree, you must work with an academic advisor. Your academic advisor will help determine if the AGS degree is right for you, develop goals, and plan a course of study.

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