Associate of General Studies (AGS Degree)

Degree Description

The Associate of General Studies Degree is designed for students who wish to broaden their knowledge, but have no university major or vocational goal in mind. This degree requires a minimum of 60 credit hours with a cumulative CCC grade point average of 2.00 or higher. Students must complete a minimum of 25 credit hours of General Education courses but are otherwise free to explore new areas of interest. A maximum of 12 credit hours may be completed in courses numbered below 100. This degree is not recommended for students planning to transfer to a university. The Associate of General Studies Degree is intended as an alternative degree which recognizes the mission of the community college that education is a lifelong process.

General Education Requirements (25 credits)

All General Education coursework must be selected from approved AZ General Education Curriculum.


Course Title


Composition (6 credits)



ENG 101

College Composition I


ENG 102

Collge Composition II


Mathematics (3 credits)



MAT 121 or MAT 122 or higher.

Intermediate Algebra (4) or Mathematics (3)


Arts/Humanities (6 credits)



Two courses.



Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)



Two courses.



Physical/Biological Sciences (4 credits)



One course.



Electives (0-35 credits)

Select 0-35 credit hours to complete 60 total credit hours. A maximum of 12 credit hours of developmental coursework may be used to complete this degree.