General Studies, AGS

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Program Overview

The Associate in General Studies is a degree that is customized to meet the unique needs of students whose objectives cannot be met through the college’s transfer or occupational degrees. This degree is designed to meet the students’ objectives such as obtaining a two year liberal education or meeting employment needs not offered through other programs. This will be the curriculum of record for students applying to, but not yet accepted into, competitive entry health careers programs. Because the curriculum for the General Studies degree is not part of the Illinois Articulation Initiative, transfer course credits completed within this degree are not guaranteed to be accepted by the senior institution. Students considering the General Studies degree should consult with an advisor to determine whether this degree will meet their educational goals and needs.

Program Requirements

Note: Students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate college or university should take IAI general education courses for all general education areas and electives.

Communications

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Choose two

ENGL 1413Fundamentals of Writing

3 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Laboratory Science

Life Science Course

4 Credits

Physical Science Course

4 Credits

Total Credit Hours:8

Choose from appropriate lab science category in the General Education Courses for Occupational Degrees list or IAI course options.

Mathematics

Mathematics Elective

3-5 Credits

Total Credit Hours:3-5

Choose from the mathematics category in the General Education Courses for Occupational Degrees or IAI course options.

Humanities

Humanities Courses

6 Credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Choose two courses from the Humanities category in the General Education Courses for Occupational Degrees or IAI course options.

Social and Behaviorial Science

Social and Behavioral Science Courses

6 Credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Choose two courses from the Social and Behavioral Science category in the General Education Courses for Occupational Degrees or IAI course options.

Electives

Electives

32 Credits

Total Credit Hours:32

Choose courses from any elective area. Appropriate electives for transfer students have a first digit of 1 or 2 and a second digit of 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 in the course number.

Total Credit Hours: 64

Suggested Course Sequence

Fall semester

Communications ENGL Course

3 Credits

Social and Behavioral Science Elective

3 Credits

Humanities Course

3 Credits

Electives

7 Credits

Spring semester

Communications ENGL Course

3 Credits

Humanities Course

3 Credits

Mathematics Elective

3 Credits

Electives

7 Credits

Fall semester

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Laboratory Science Course

4 Credits

Electives

9 Credits

Spring semester

Laboratory Science Course

4 Credits

Social and Behavioral Science Course

3 Credits

Electives

9 Credits

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