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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of General Studies, AGS (GSD)

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The Associate of General Studies is designed for students whose academic interests are non-specific or whose academic backgrounds may include coursework taken at other institutions or credits earned at MCC. With this degree, which is comprised of a minimum block of 31 credit hours of lower-division general education coursework, students learn the basics of mathematics, English, science, and a wide variety of other subjects. This general studies foundation enables students to explore many different disciplines and enhance their personal development with the equivalent of two years of post-high school education. The Associate of General Studies is not a transfer degree program; however, many of the individual courses listed in the core may transfer to any Arizona community college or Arizona university.

Note that certain courses may have prerequisite requirements which will increase the total credit-hour requirements. For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a “C” or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution.

General Education Requirements: 31-32

Communications Requirements: 6

 Choose two courses from the following:

Oral Communications Requirement: 3

 Choose one course from the following:

Math Requirement: 3-4

 Choose one course from the following:

Technology Requirement: 3

 Choose one course from the following:

Elective Requirements: 29-31

After consulting with a student services specialist, choose 29-31 credits from the MCC catalog, excluding courses already used for the AGS.  These courses do not need to transfer to all three Arizona state universities (Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and University of Arizona). 

Total Degree Credits: 60-63

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