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Associate of General Studies

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Associate of General Studies will have demonstrated:

  1. comprehension of information by reading college-level material across the curriculum;
  2. ability to communicate effectively in written English across the curriculum;
  3. proficiency in oral communication skills across the curriculum;
  4. ability to comprehend and perform course-specific mathematical problems;
  5. development of critical thinking skills across the curriculum;
  6. ability to use library resources to research topics across the curriculum;
  7. ability to utilize and apply current computer technology across the curriculum; and
  8. comprehension of basic concepts of art, music, film, theatre, literature, foreign language, history, humanities, philosophy, and the sciences.

Required courses for Associate of General Studies

Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
ENGL101 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
MATH101 Applied Algebra or MATH102 College Algebra 3
Approved Elective   3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
SPCH110 Public Speaking or SPCH115 Interpersonal Communication 3
Second Semester Hours
ENGL102  Composition & Rhetoric II 3
Natural Science Elective 3
Approved Elective   3
CIS105 Computer Concepts 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Sophomore Year
Third Semester Hours
ENGL200-Level or Language 3
History   3
Approved Elective   3
Fine Arts Elective   3
Approved Elective   3
Fourth Semester Hours
Humanities Elective   3
Approved Elective   3
Approved Elective   3
Approved Elective   3
Natural Science Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 60
Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course.
Approved Elective:  All electives must be approved in accordance with the policy in the BPCC catalog.
**For transfer to a four-year institution, students are strongly advised to take MATH 102 instead of MATH 101 and Speech 110 instead of Speech 115. Students must seek the assistance of their advisor to determine the appropriate mathematics and/or speech course.

This degree can be obtained 100% via Internet instruction. Contact your academic advisor for details.

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