Associate in General Studies

Associate in General Studies (Plan 10AC)

 The Associate in General Studies (A.G.S.) is a highly individualized degree that combines both liberal arts and sciences and occupational education coursework. It is an alternative degree for students who are undecided about future education or career goals or who need a 60 credit hour degree comprising 21 credit hours in general education coursework and 39 credit hours in program electives. Because of the individualized nature of this degree, students are required to meet with an Academic Success Advisor for assistance in choosing courses that will satisfy their academic goals.

The A.G.S. is not designed for transfer to a four-year college or university. The general education requirements for the A.G.S. do not fulfill the IAI (Illinois Articulation Initiative) General Education Core Curriculum guidelines. Students can use some credits earned toward their A.G.S. degree to transfer, but should be aware that transfer options for the degree as a whole are limited. Students must meet with an Academic Success Advisor to determine the appropriateness of the A.G.S. degree option and must complete a Plan of Study before their decision to pursue the A.G.S. degree is formalized. The official plan must be signed by the student and an Academic Success Advisor and will be kept with the student's record.

REQUIREMENTS:

Title

Hours

^College Success Seminar

2

COMMUNICATION- 6 CREDIT HOURS

Choose two courses including one course in Communication and one in English.

Title

Hours

Communication Skills              

3

Fundamentals of Speech       

3

Business/Professional Speaking

3

Dynamics/Small Group Discuss

3

Oral Interpretation

3

Communication and Gender

3

Intercultural Communication

3

Interviewing Practices

3

Technical Composition I

3

English Composition I

3

English Composition II

3

Advanced Composition: Scientific/Technical       

3

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES- 6 CREDIT HOURS

Title

Any ANT course

Any ECO course

Any GEG course, with the exception of GEG 120 or 121 Any GXS course

Any GXS course

Any HST course

Any PSC course

Any PSY course

Any SOC course

SCIENCE OR MATHEMATICS- 6 CREDIT HOURS

Title

Hours

AMT 122 Business Mathematics

3

Any BIO course

Any CHM course

Any ESC course

Principles of Physical Geography

4

Physical Geography

3

Any MTH course, with the exception of any developmental MTH courses (PCS 1.4)

Any PHY course

Any SCI course

HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS- 3 CREDIT HOURS

Title

Any ARA course

Any ART course

Any ASI course

Any CHI course

Any DNC course

Any ENG course, with the exception of ENG 120, 121, 122, and 126, and any developmental ENG courses (PCS 1.4)

Any FRN course

Any GER course

Any HUM course

Any ITL course

Any JPN course

Any MUS course

Any PHI course

Any RUS course

Any SPA course

Any THE course

AREA OF CONCENTRATION/ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS - 39 CREDIT HOURS

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a "D" or better. 

Students with previous academic, career, and life experiences are encouraged to investigate the options of proficiency credit to substitute their acquired knowledge for prerequisites, course and/or degree requirements. Any Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) courses can be used to satisfy degree requirements. However, no EMT courses (with the exception of EMT 111 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic) are eligible for financial aid.

The following courses cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements and do not count in the grade point average (GPA):

1. Courses with a middle digit of 0: (e.g. ENG 108, ENG 109, and MTH 101)

2.  Adult Education courses with a department prefix of ABE, ADE, BRGA, ELI (with the exception of ELI 125), ESL, GED, or VST.