Associate in General Studies Degree (AGS)

Effective: Fall 2014

The Associate in General Studies Degree is designed for students interested in obtaining a degree that can be customized based on varying areas of interest.

Please Note: This degree is not designed to meet the needs of the transfer student. Consult an advisor to discuss your educational goals and determine if this degree is right for you.

ENG 111 English Composition and either BUS 231, ENG 112, or ENG 220

6–8 Credits

3 credits of Group 1 Humanities courses

3 Credits

4 credits of a Group 1 Science lecture/lab course

3-4 Credits

Social Science
3 credits of Group 1 Social Science courses

3 Credits

Major Area Courses & Electives
Additional credit courses in the college curriculum for a combined total of no less than 60 earned semester hours.

Math Competency required.*

Total Degree Credits: Minimum of 60

Math Competency

*Math Competency may be fulfilled in one of two ways:

  • COMPASS placement into MTH 111 or higher, or
  • Successful completion of MTH 23 with a grade of 2.0 or better.

Other Requirements

  • Complete at least 60 credit hours with a 2.0 or higher cumulative grade point average.
  • Complete a minimum of 15 of the 60 credits through NMC classes.
  • One Cultural Perspectives & Diversity Course.


  • A maximum of two physical education credits, two professional development seminar credits, and four Academic Service Learning Internship credits may be used toward a degree.
  • Courses with numbers below 100 level do not count toward graduation, but the grades do count toward your cumulative GPA. They may be prerequisites for other courses needed to complete degree or certificate requirements and may add to the total number of credits taken. Review course prerequisites carefully.
  • To count toward graduation, a course must be completed with a grade of 1.0 or higher. See Applying for a degree or certificate.
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