General Studies

A.G.S. - General Studies

This degree is designed for students who wish to pursue two different academic concentrations or whose academic backgrounds may include course work taken at other institutions or credits earned, or example, through military experience. This is not a transfer degree, according to the articulation agreements between the Arizona community colleges and universities. Students who wish to use his degree for transfer to out-of-state colleges and universities should consult the catalog of the institution to which they wish to transfer for specific general education and other course requirements. Students who have such educational goals should consult with an Academic Advisor to determine if the A.G.S. degree is appropriate for them, and to determine how to best select courses which will meet their objectives.

Program Purpose

Graduates will demonstrate (1) basic knowledge in general studies that will prepare them for two of the following areas of specialization: business or computers; humanities; mathematics or sciences; languages or communications; physical education, recreation, and sport; social science; education, nursing, or health; occupational or technology; (2) critical thinking skills in AWC’s General Education focus areas.

Learning Outcomes

To review the list of student learning outcomes, please visit the General Education website and the course syllabi for the completed electives.