Associate in General Studies

Associate in General Studies (Non-Transferable)

The Associate in General Studies (AGS) degree is designed to provide recognition for the student who is not planning to complete a transfer degree program or a specific professional/technical program. This degree requires students to complete certain general requirements while exploring elective areas.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • IO1 Communication
    Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • IO2 Quantitative Reasoning
    Students will be able to reason mathematically.
  • IO3 Human Relations/Workplace Skills
    Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork, ethics, appropriate safety awareness and/or workplace specific skills.

Degree Requirements:

To earn the Associate in General Studies degree, a student must:

  • Complete their degree within three years from the quarter of entry based on the catalog in use at time of entering BBCC. After that date, students must meet any changes in graduation.
  • Complete at least 90 credits with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher, including at least 65 credits in courses numbered 100 or above.
  • Earn a passing grade of at least a 0.7 grade point in each course used in the degree.
  • Complete and submit an application for graduation to the Student Administrative Support Services Office before a degree will be awarded.

Note: No course may be used more than once for meeting degree requirements.

The 90 credits must include the following:

Communication Skills

Courses in English, Communication Studies, Business Communications, Business Writing, World Languages (ASL, FREN, GERM, SPAN), and Journalism may be used to satisfy this requirement.

Sub-Total Credits
10

Humanities

Courses in Art, Communication Studies, English, Humanities, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and World Languages (ASL, FREN, GERM, SPAN) may be used to satisfy this requirement.

Sub-Total Credits
10

Mathematics or Science

Courses in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Nutrition, Physics, and Science may be used to satisfy this requirement.

Sub-Total Credits
10

Social Science

Courses in Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology/Social Science may be used to satisfy this requirement.

Sub-Total Credits
10

Physical Education/Health & Wellness

Complete 3 PEH Activity [AC] credits or PEH 100 or PEH 178.

Sub-Total Credits
3

General Electives

Sub-Total Credits
47

Note:  No course may be used more than once for meeting degree requirements. Cross listed courses may be used to meet credit requirements in only one area.

Total Credits
90