Cochise College

CATALOG 2014-15

Associate of General Studies Degree

The AGS degree is designed for students who do not plan to transfer or who plan to transfer to an out-of-state university and want more flexibility in selecting courses. Choosing the AGS and fulfilling Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) requirements will maintain an open door for transferring to an Arizona public university at a later time. The AGS degree is designed to be a general studies degree with no area of emphasis. Students planning to transfer to an out-of-state university should work closely with an academic advisor in choosing their coursework. Whenever possible, working with the catalog of the out-of-state university provides the best planning tool for students.Cochise College has the following Associate of General Studies degrees:

General Studies

Major Code - AGS

Professional Pilot Technology

Major Code - PPT

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

35 CREDITS

Composition

ENG 101 ( ENG 1101)

3

English Composition

ENG 102 ( ENG 1102)

3

Mathematics

MAT 123 or higher

3-5

Laboratory sciences

 

4

Arts

 

3

Humanities

 

3

Social and behavioral sciences

 

6

Foreign language (100 or above) or

 

 

Communications (101 or above)

 

3-4

General education electives*

 

6-7

ELECTIVES
(AS NEEDED TO COMPLETE 64 CREDITS)**

 

TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

64 CREDITS

* General education electives must be chosen from the general education course list or HPE 179.

**Elective courses may be selected from any Cochise College course at the 100 level or higher.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:

  • The AGS degree requires a minimum of 64 credits of coursework at the 100 level or higher and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  • General education requirements for AGS degrees consist of a minimum of 35 credits. Six credits of coursework must be completed to fulfill the intensive writing requirement. Courses that satisfy this requirement are designated IW. The cultural and historical or global awareness requirements are satisfied by completing the arts, humanities, and social and behavioral science courses in the degree.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • An elective course may be used to satisfy a general education requirement; however, the total credits required for the degree remain the same.
  • A minimum of 16 credits used in the degree must be completed from Cochise College for each degree granted.