Associate in General Studies Degree (AGS)

The Associate in General Studies Degree is designed for students interested in obtaining a degree that can be customized based on varying areas of interest.

Note: This degree is not designed to meet the needs of the transfer student. Consult an advisor to discuss your educational goals and determine if this degree is right for you.

Course Title Credits
ENG 111English Composition4
Select one of the following:3-4
Professional Communications
English Composition
Technical Writing
Group 1 Humanities course.3
Group 1 Science lecture/lab course.3-4
Social Science
Group 1 Social Science course.3
Additional credit courses in the college curriculum for a combined total of no less than 60 earned semester hours.44
Math Competency Required 1
Total Credits60-62

Total Degree Credits: Minimum of 60

Group 1 and 2 courses

Other Requirements

  • Complete at least 60 credit hours with a 2.0 or higher cumulative grade point average.
  • Complete one course designated as Cultural Perspective/Diversity. 
  • Complete a minimum of 15 of the 60 credits through NMC classes.


  • A maximum of two physical education credits, two professional development seminar credits, and four Academic Service Learning Internship credits may be used toward a degree.
  • Courses with numbers below 100 level do not count toward graduation, but the grades do count toward your cumulative GPA. They may be prerequisites for other courses needed to complete degree or certificate requirements and may add to the total number of credits taken. Review course prerequisites carefully.
  • To count toward graduation, a course must be completed with a grade of 1.0 or higher, unless otherwise stated.