Catalog 2020-21 
    
    Oct 21, 2020  
Catalog 2020-21

Associate of General Studies (AGS)


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Two-Year Associate of General Studies Degree

The Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree is designed for students who wish to acquire a broad education.

College work may include courses selected from a variety of professional/technical and college transfer courses. Because of the flexibility of this degree, it may not fulfill requirements for transfer to a university in Oregon. When selecting courses for this degree, students should consult KCC advisors and the institution to which they will transfer to make sure that they are taking the correct courses.

Program Requirements


For courses to meet general education requirements, they must be collegiate-level numbered (e.g., 100 or higher). Courses numbered below the 100 level do not apply to the degree but may be prerequisites to degree requirements. 

  • Candidates for the degree must earn a minimum of 90 credits.
  • Students wishing to transfer must be aware of the second language requirement of the particular college and bachelor’s degree they are seeking.
  • Candidates for the degree must attend KCC and accumulate at least 24 credit hours of satisfactory work to establish residency. Non-traditional, challenge, or credits transferred from another institution may not be applied to the 24 credit-hour residency requirement. This requirement may not be waived.
  • No more than twelve credits of work experience apply.
  • No more than nine credits of Special Studies or Independent Study apply.
  • No more than six credits of physical education courses apply.
  • Candidates for the degree must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Students must complete electives as required to bring the total number of credits to 90. Students should meet with transfer advisors to align elective coursework to meet Oregon universities’ general education transfer requirements or workforce professional/technical requirements. Electives will vary with academic plans. Advisor approval is required.
  • Number of credit hours necessary for completion: 90.

Required Courses


Student Success


Communications


Computation


A minimum of four credits are required from these options. 

Arts and Letters


A minimum of six Arts and Letters credits are required from these options.

Social Sciences


A minimum of six Social Sciences credits are required from these options.

Additional Options

Science / Math / Computer Science


A minimum of eight credits are required from these options, must include at least one laboratory course.

Electives


Students must complete electives as required to bring the total number of credits to 90.

Arts and Letters course options


Social Sciences course options


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