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Associate of General Studies Degree

2018-19 Associate of General Studies Grad Guide (PDF)

Major Code: 322

About the Program

The Associate of General Studies degree is a two-year program designed to provide students the opportunity to acquire a broad education rather than pursuing a specific college major or program. The general studies degree may, in addition to general education coursework, include lower-division college transfer and career and technical education courses. Because of the flexibility of this degree, it may not fulfill requirements for transfer to a four-year institution.

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission has approved certain general education outcomes for courses selected to fulfill AAOT degree requirements. All courses listed meet those identified outcomes. For more information see this catalog or visit

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined by the results of their placement assessment.  In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies. Individual courses may be challenged based on the student’s life experience or knowledge. Arrangements may be made on an individual basis with the instructor teaching the course to deter­mine specific challenge procedures. College Now credit will be accepted in accordance with current agreement.

Graduation Requirements

The Associate of General Studies degree will be awarded to students who complete a minimum of 90 credit hours of college transfer and career and technical courses from the curriculum listed. Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in all coursework. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.

General Education Requirements

Course No.
Course Title
CS__ Approved 3-4 credit computer science class, CS120 or above or documented computer proficiency

Note: Students are required to take an approved 3-4 credit computer science class, CS120 or above or otherwise document proficiency. Successful completion of CS120 within the last 10 years fulfills this requirement. Contact a computer science adviser to help determine placement.

LIB127 Introduction to Academic Research 1
PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations or BT101 Human Relations in Organizations 3
SP100 Basic Communication or SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking or SP115 Introduction to Intercultural Communication or SP218 Interpersonal Communication

Note: SP100 may not be accepted if students do not complete this degree before transferring to an Oregon University. See an advisor for more information.

MTH105 Introduction to Contemporary Math or MTH111 College Algebra or MTH243 Probability and Statistics with lab or MTH211 Fundamentals of Elementary Math or MTH251 Calculus I (Differential) with lab or higher level math

Note: MTH105 and MTH243 may not be accepted if students do not complete this degree before trans­ferring to an Oregon university. Students should check with the university about possible additional math required for their degree.

WR121 English Composition I 4
  Total General Education Credits 15-21

Core Requirements
A minimum of 3 or 4 credits must be taken from each of the following categories with no more than 9 credits from any one category.
  Art/Humanities 3-9
  Science/Computer Science (one lab science is required) 4-9
  Social Science 3-9
  Physical Education/Health 3-9
  Minimum Total Required Core Credits 18

Other Requirements
  Lower division transfer and career and technical courses 51-57
  Total Other Credits 51-57
Total Program Credits  90

Note: At the discretion of the department, a maximum of 24 Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) credits may be used toward this degree provided they have been approved within a program of study (a concentration of classes within a major or subject area). CWE is an advanced learning opportunity (capstone), not an exploratory experience, and should be completed within the last two terms of the degree. See an advisor for more information.

For more information contact a counselor or an advisor at:

Grants Pass: 541-956-7190
Medford: 541-245-7764
Toll free in Oregon: 800-411-6508
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711