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ASSOCIATE OF GENERAL STUDIES (A.G.S.) DEGREE ::

 

The Associate of General Studies Degree is designed to provide flexibility to students whose needs cannot be met by an existing degree.  This program includes both fully transferrable courses as well as individual courses which may fulfill requirements for transfer toward a baccalaureate degree, direct employment, or educational enrichment.  Students select an area of concentration based upon their interests: Pre-Allied Health, Fine Arts/Performing Arts, Humanities/Social Sciences, Math/Science, and Computer Technologies.

 

 

Institutional Learning Outcomes

General education is the broad knowledge, skills, and attitudes that all graduates of ANC should possess.  For the AA Degree, all the general education core courses are approved for inclusion in the Arkansas Department of Higher Education's Course Transfer System (ACTS).  ACTS provides information regarding the guaranteed transfer of courses between Arkansas public colleges and universities and is located on ADHE's website.

 

ANC's Institutional (general education) Learning Outcomes, approved by the faculty, ANC Cabinet, and Board of Trustees, outlines these specific outcomes achieved by graduates through the completion of any associate's degree.  View the institutional (general education) learning outcomes.

 

AGS Degree Checklist

 

 

Associate of General Studies
Minimum Scores Required
  Math English Reading
ACT 15 15 15
COMPASS (A) 18
(P) 27
49 70

 


 

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE (39 CREDIT HOURS)

Developmental coursework must be used for placement purposes only and cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.  Some of the following courses may require completion of prerequisite coursework

 

Language/Communications (9 Hours)

EN 12003 English Composition I

EN 12013 English Composition II

SP 12103 Introduction to Communications

 

Mathematics (3 Hours)

CHOOSE ONE

MA 14043 College Algebra

MA 14123 Quantitative Reasoning

 

Life Sciences (4 Hours)

CHOOSE ONE

BI 14033 / BI 14041 General Biology/Lab

BI 14053 / BI 14061 Botany/Lab

BI 14053 / BI 14081 Zoology/Lab

BI 24003 / BI 24011 Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab

BI 24023 / BI 24031 Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab

BI 24043 / BI 24051 Microbiology

 

Physical Sciences (4 Hours)

CHOOSE ONE

PS 14003 / PS 14011 Physical Science/Lab

PS 14043 / PS 14051 Physical Geology/Lab

CH 14023 / CH 14031 General Chemistry I/Lab

CH 14043 / CH 14051 General Chemistry II/Lab

PS 24023 / PS 24031 General Physics I/Lab

PS 24043 / PS 24051 General Physics II/Lab

 

Literature (3 Hours)

CHOOSE ONE

EN 22003 World Literature I

EN 22013 World Literature II

 

Humanities (3 Hours)

CHOOSE ONE

AR 22003 Art Appreciation

MU 22003 Music Appreciation

TH 22013 Fine Arts Theatre

 

Social Sciences (9 Hours)

CHOOSE ONE

HI 13003 World Civilization to 1600

HI 13013 World Civilization Since 1600

 

CHOOSE ONE

HI 23003 The U.S. to 1876

HI 23013 The U.S. Since 1876

 

CHOOSE ONE

PO 23003 American National Government

PY 23003 General Psychology

SO 23013 Introduction to Sociology

AN 23003 Introduction to Anthropology

GE 23003 Introduction to Geography

PH 22003 Introduction to Philosophy

CJ 15003 Introduction to Criminal Justice

SO 23043 Social Problems

 

Institutional Requirements (4 Hours)

PY 13002 Academic and Career Enrichment

PE 17112 Fitness for Life

 

 

 

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION (21-27 CREDIT HOURS)

Select courses, not already taken, from the following areas to fulfill requirements.

Choose one area of concentration.

 

CONCENTRATION Course Prefixes
Pre-Allied Health AH, BI, CH, CS
Fine Arts/Performing Arts AR, MU, TH
Humanities/Social Sciences AN, CJ, EC, EN, HI, HU, PH, PO, PY, SO
Mathematics/Sciences BI, CH, MA, PS, CS
Computer Technologies CS, AC, BU

 

 

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