Associate of General Studies

The associate of general studies degree from JCCC

  • is designed for students who wish to receive a degree for completion of a more general program of study.
  • requires completion of 60 college-level credit hours within specified course categories with a 2.0 or higher GPA.
  • does not require an academic major or an emphasis in a specific career program.

The total program hours necessary to complete the associate of general studies degree include 30 credit hours of general education requirements plus a minimum of 30 additional credit hours of electives. Please refer to your specific degree for a list of all requirements.

General Education AreaCredit Hours
3

These courses fulfill the arts requirements for the Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree.

Select one course from the following list.  

The Arts
ARTH 180Art History: Ancient to Medieval3
ARTH 182Art History: Renaissance to Modern3
ARTH 184Art History: Twentieth Century3
ARTH 188History of Photography3
FL 192Intermediate Chinese I*3
FL 193Intermediate Chinese II*3
FL 220Intermediate German I*3
FL 221Intermediate German II*3
FL 230Intermediate Spanish I*3
FL 231Intermediate Spanish II*3
FL 240Intermediate French I*3
FL 241Intermediate French II*3
HUM 122Introduction to Humanities3
HUM 145Introduction to World Humanities I3
HUM 146Introduction to World Humanities II3
HUM 155Classical Mythology3
MUS 121Introduction to Music Listening3
MUS 125Introduction to Jazz Listening3
MUS 126Introduction to World Music3
MUS 128History of Rock and Roll Music3
THEA 120Introduction to Theater3
Total Credit Hours3
6

These courses fulfill the communication skills requirements for the Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree.

One course from each of the following categories counts toward the six required hours.

Writing
ENGL 121Composition I*3
Speaking
COMS 120Interpersonal Communication3
or COMS 121 Public Speaking
or COMS 125 Personal Communication
or COMS 180 Intercultural Communication
Total Credit Hours6
6

These courses fulfill the culture and ethics requirements for the Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree.

One course from each of the following categories counts toward the six required hours.

Historical Perspective
ENGL 130Introduction to Literature*3
ENGL 230Introduction to Fiction*3
ENGL 235Drama as Literature*3
GEOS 130General Geology5
GEOS 140Physical Geography3
GEOS 141Physical Geography Lab*2
HIST 125Western Civilization: Ancient World to the Renaissance3
HIST 126Western Civilization: Scientific Revolution to the Modern Age3
HIST 128Medieval History3
HIST 130European History Since 17893
HIST 135Eastern Civilization3
HIST 137African American Studies3
HIST 140U.S. History to 18773
HIST 141U.S. History Since 18773
HIST 151World History: Traditional3
HIST 152World History: Modern3
HIST 160Modern Russian History3
HIST 162Modern Latin America3
PHIL 154History of Ancient Philosophy3
POLS 124American National Government3
POLS 126State and Local Government3
Cultural Perspective
ANTH 125Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 130World Cultures3
ENGL 130Introduction to Literature*3
ENGL 214Environmental Literature*3
ENGL 235Drama as Literature*3
ENGL 246American Literature I*3
ENGL 247American Literature II*3
ENGL 254Masterpieces of the Cinema*3
FL 182Intermediate Japanese I*5
FL 192Intermediate Chinese I*3
FL 193Intermediate Chinese II*3
FL 220Intermediate German I*3
FL 221Intermediate German II*3
FL 230Intermediate Spanish I*3
FL 231Intermediate Spanish II*3
FL 240Intermediate French I*3
FL 241Intermediate French II*3
GEOS 145World Regional Geography3
HUM 156Contemporary Approaches to World Mythology3
HUM 165Introduction to Chinese Culture3
HUM 167Introduction to Japanese Culture3
JOUR 120Mass Media and Society3
PHIL 121Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 128Environmental Ethics3
PHIL 143Ethics3
PHIL 154History of Ancient Philosophy3
PHIL 176Philosophy of Religion3
POLS 122Political Science3
POLS 124American National Government3
POLS 135International Relations3
POLS 175Environmental Policy and Law3
POLS 192Political Theory3
POLS 220Introduction to Public Policy3
REL 120Exploring World Religions3
REL 125Religions of the East3
REL 126Religions of the West3
SOC 122Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 131Sociology of Families3
Total Credit Hours6
3

These courses fulfill the math requirements for the Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree.

Select one course from the following list.  

Mathematics
MATH 120Business Mathematics*3
MATH 130Technical Mathematics I*3
MATH 131Technical Mathematics II*3
MATH 165Finite Mathematics*3
MATH 171College Algebra*3
MATH 172Trigonometry*3
MATH 173Precalculus*5
MATH 175Discrete Mathematics and its Applications*3
MATH 181Statistics*3
MATH 231Business and Applied Calculus I*3
MATH 232Business and Applied Calculus II*3
MATH 241Calculus I*5
MATH 242Calculus II*5
MATH 243Calculus III*5
MATH 254Differential Equations*4
MATH 285Statistics for Business*4
PHYS 220Engineering Physics I*5
PHYS 221Engineering Physics II*5
Total Credit Hours3
6

These courses fulfill the modes of inquiry requirements for the Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree.

One course from each of the following categories counts toward the six required hours.

Scientific
ANTH 126Physical Anthropology3
ASTR 120Fundamentals of Astronomy3
ASTR 122Astronomy4
BIOL 121Introductory Biology for Non-Majors4
BIOL 125General Botany5
BIOL 127General Zoology5
BIOL 135Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIOL 140Human Anatomy4
BIOL 144Human Anatomy and Physiology*5
BIOL 150Biology of Organisms*5
BIOL 225Human Physiology*4
BIOL 230Microbiology*3
BIOL 231Microbiology Lab*2
CHEM 120Chemistry in Society*4
CHEM 122Principles of Chemistry*5
CHEM 124General Chemistry I Lecture*4
CHEM 125General Chemistry I Lab*1
CHEM 131General Chemistry II Lecture*4
CHEM 132General Chemistry II Lab*1
CHEM 140Principles of Organic & Biological Chemistry*5
EVRN 124Oceanus: Essentials of Oceanography3
EVRN 130Environmental Science3
EVRN 131Environmental Science Lab*1
EVRN 134Principles of Sustainability3
GEOS 130General Geology5
GEOS 140Physical Geography3
GEOS 141Physical Geography Lab*2
PHIL 124Logic and Critical Thinking3
PHYS 130College Physics I*5
PHYS 131College Physics II*5
PHYS 220Engineering Physics I*5
PHYS 221Engineering Physics II*5
PSCI 120Physical Science4
PSYC 130Introduction to Psychology3
Social
ECON 132Survey of Economics3
ECON 230Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 231Principles of Microeconomics3
GEOS 145World Regional Geography3
POLS 126State and Local Government3
POLS 132Introduction to Comparative Government3
PSYC 121Applied Psychology3
PSYC 130Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 122Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 125Social Problems3
SOC 131Sociology of Families3
Total Credit Hours6
3

These courses fulfill the computer skills requirements for the Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree.

Select one course from the following list.  

Computer Skills
CIS 124Introduction to Computer Concepts and Applications3
OR
Three hours from the following courses:3
any CPCA course
any WEB course
any CDTP course
LIBR 125Introduction to Library Research1
or MATH 181 Statistics*
Total Credit Hours3
3

These courses fulfill the global issues/diversity requirements for the Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree. 

Select one course from the following list.  

Global Issues/Diversity
ANTH 125Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 130World Cultures3
ANTH 134Native Americans3
ARTH 186Art History: Introduction to Asian Art3
ARTH 200Women, Art, and Society3
BUS 235Introduction to International Business3
CJ 127Criminology3
COMS 180Intercultural Communication3
ENGL 217Literature by Women*3
EVRN 130Environmental Science3
EVRN 131Environmental Science Lab*1
FL 120Elementary German I5
FL 121Elementary German II*5
FL 130Elementary Spanish I5
FL 131Elementary Spanish II*5
FL 140Elementary French I5
FL 141Elementary French II*5
FL 165Elementary Chinese I5
FL 166Elementary Chinese II*5
FL 170Elementary Japanese I5
FL 171Elementary Japanese II*5
FL 223Conversational German*2
FL 234Conversational Spanish*2
FL 243Conversational French*2
GIST 250Introduction to Globalization3
HC 125International Awareness Field Study2
HIST 128Medieval History3
HIST 135Eastern Civilization3
HIST 137African American Studies3
HIST 151World History: Traditional3
HIST 152World History: Modern3
HIST 160Modern Russian History3
HIST 162Modern Latin America3
HIST 260Women in U.S. History3
HUM 137Introduction to Russian Culture3
HUM 145Introduction to World Humanities I3
HUM 146Introduction to World Humanities II3
MUS 126Introduction to World Music3
POLS 122Political Science3
POLS 132Introduction to Comparative Government3
POLS 135International Relations3
POLS 200Model United Nations3
RDG 127College Reading Skills*3
REL 120Exploring World Religions3
REL 125Religions of the East3
REL 126Religions of the West3
SOC 125Social Problems3
SOC 165Contemporary Chinese Society3
Total Credit Hours3
Total Hours:30

*Course has prerequisites

Courses may not be used to satisfy requirements in more than one category.