Associate of General Studies (AGS)

Our Associate of General Studies (AGS) curriculum* includes General Education courses and elective courses that prepare you for a wide range of careers or continuing education options. This degree program was designed for students pursuing a course of study that may not be met by the other associate degree programs. It allows you to tailor your course selection (minimum 28 credit hours required) to meet your unique personal and/or career goals.

Empowered to Succeed

As a graduate of the AGS in General Education degree program*, you will be prepared to:

  1. Use appropriate methodologies to demonstrate the ability to read, listen, and communicate with understanding and critical discernment.
  2. Evaluate ideas and outcomes, solve problems, and make informed decisions based upon consideration of evidence, reason, and implications.
  3. Access information efficiently and effectively; evaluate it critically and competently; and use it accurately and creatively.
  4. Develop recognition of and respect for diversity through cultural interactions in and outside the classroom.

*The general education core for this degree complies with guidelines of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI).

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List of Classes and Credit Hours for AAS General Studies

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