Staff Policy D-105.05
Institutional Effectiveness Criterion: Scholarship
Associate in General Studies (AGS)
The Associate in General Studies (AGS) is for students whose goal is self-enrichment and is designed to provide a maximum opportunity for students to be exposed to a wide breadth of college curriculum.
- Communications: 6-8 semester hours.
English Composition (ENG 111 and ENG 112 or ENG 220 or BUS 231).
- Humanities: 3 semester hours. (Group 1*)
- Science: 3-4 semester hours in science/mathematics.
Must include one lecutre/lab science course (Group 1*)
- Social Sciences: 3 semester hours. (Group 1*)
- Cultural Perspective/Diversity: 3 semester hours.
Choose one course from a list of qualifying courses.*
This course may also be used to fulfill other degree requirements.
- Math Competency: Fulfilled through competency testing or with a grade of 2.0 or better completion of Beginning Algebra (MTH 23).
- Electives (Group 1* or Group 2*): any additional credit courses in the college curriculum for a combined total of no less than 60 semester hours.
- Students must complete at least 15 of the 60 semester hours at NMC.
- A maximum of two physical education credits and a maximum of two professional development seminar credits, and four academic service learning internship credits may be used toward a degree.
- Basic skill courses (numbers under 100) do not count toward graduation, even though they may be needed as a prerequisite to required courses.
- A grade of 1.0 or higher is required for course completion. However, students should be aware that simply completing a course is not always sufficient to meet degree requirements or to satisfy prerequisite requirements for other courses or transfer.
- Graduation with an Associate in General Studies (AGS) from Northwestern Michigan College requires that a student complete at least 60 earned semester hours with a cumulative 2.0 grade point average.
- If obtaining an additional degree reference Policy D-105.06 Additional Credits for an Additional Associates Degree
*As designated in the Northwestern Michigan College catalog.
Initially adopted as D-302.04 April 21, 2006
Revised April 25, 2006
Revised May 12, 2006
Renumbered D-105.05 December 20, 2006
Revised November 24, 2008
Revised May 13, 2011
Revised February 15, 2013
Revised January 10, 2014