Jul 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Catalog

Associate of General Studies (AGS) Degree


Schoolcraft program code #AGS.00042

The Associate of General Studies degree (AGS) is for students who wish to earn an associate degree and want to transfer to a college or university through an occupational or individualized program of study. Students complete a broad set of liberal arts courses in English Communication, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences areas, as well as any distribution of occupational or applied areas of studies. This may include the completion of a set of occupational courses that satisfy the development of occupational skills.

General Education Requirements


Students who complete the requirements below will have completed all of Schoolcraft College Core Abilities and a minimum of 16 credit hours of associate-level Schoolcraft General Education requirements in English Communication, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences. All courses that apply to this degree must be at the 100- through 400-level with an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.

Degree Requirements


English Communication (minimum 6 credits)


Complete a minimum of two English communication courses within a set of courses.

Option 1: Select two courses in composition from this list:

Option 2: Select one course in composition from this list:

AND Select one course in communication arts from this list:

Option 3: Select one of the following combinations:

Humanities (minimum 4 credits)


  • Complete a minimum of two Humanities  courses in Art, Communication Arts, English (Literature), Foreign Language, History, Humanities, Music, Philosophy, or Theatre.

Mathematics (minimum 3 credits)


Natural Science (minimum 7 credits)


  • Complete a minimum of two Natural Science  courses in Biology, Chemistry, Earth, Geography, Nutrition and Food Science, or Physics.

Social Science (minimum 6 credits)


  • Complete a minimum of two Social Science  courses in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

Major Area of Study / General Electives (34 credit hours)


  • Complete a minimum of 34 credit hours in any group of courses that are specific or supportive of occupational and academic goals.

Total Credits: 60


PLEASE NOTE: Students may not use the same History course to satisfy both the humanities and social sciences requirements. Additionally, students may not use the same Communication Arts course to satisfy both the humanities and English Communication requirements. Only certain geography courses can be used for a natural science or social science course.

Three (3) types of courses  may be used toward fulfilling associate degrees at Schoolcraft College: liberal arts, applied liberal arts, and occupational. While applied liberal arts courses provide immediate skill-building opportunities, their transferability should be discussed with an academic advisor. Students can check www.mitransfer.org to verify the transferability of their courses.