Associate of General Studies (AGS)
Role Descriptions: The General Studies Program is designed to meet the needs of students
Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students who complete this degree should be able to:
1. Communicate effectively by determining the purpose, audience and context of communication, and respond to feedback to improve clarity, coherence and effectiveness in workplace, community and academic pursuits.
2. Apply scientific, cultural and political perspectives to natural and social systems and use an understanding of social change and social action to address the consequences of local and global human activity.
3. Identify and investigate problems, evaluate information and its sources, and use appropriate methods of reasoning to develop creative and practical solutions to personal, professional and community issues.
4. Use an understanding of the variations in human culture, perspectives and forms of expression to constructively address issues that arise out of cultural differences in the workplace and community.
5. Demonstrate and apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to enter and succeed in a defined profession or advanced academic program.
6. Assess, examine and reflect on one’s own academic skill, professional competence and personal beliefs and how these impact others.
7. Transfer into an upper division baccalaureate degree program.
The Associate of General Studies degree is designed for students wishing to acquire a broad education, rather than pursuing a specific college major or career technical program. Because of the flexibility of this degree, it may not fulfill requirements for transfer to a four-year institution.
The Associate of General Studies is awarded to students who meet the following requirements:
• Complete a minimum of 90 credits of approved coursework which include alpha-numeric course and designated non-transfer courses.
• Have earned a “C” grade or better on all coursework transferred from other accredited colleges and universities to be included in the degree.
• Earn a grade point average of 2.00 or above for all Oregon Coast Community College coursework.
• Apply no more than a maximum of 24 credits of pass grades toward the degree.
• Complete at least 24 credits at Oregon Coast Community College.
Important Additional Information
The Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree provides students flexibility in using a variety of college-level courses (generally 100-level or above) to design a two-year degree program in broad interdisciplinary areas. These courses can come from general education, academic, or collegiate-level professional-technical courses to the meet Oregon Coast Community College’s associate degree requirements.
The AGS is tailored to your needs and interests while maintaining high general education standards. Students will need to work closely with an academic advisor at Oregon Coast in designing their individual degree plan of study. At least 24 of the credits earned for the AGS must be taken at Oregon Coast Community College.
Please note: Students planning to transfer to a public four-year institution within Oregon should complete the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer AAOT degree, which is articulated statewide with the Oregon University System four-year colleges and universities.
Scheduling requirements and limited resources prevent all courses from being offered every term or every year. Some courses may be offered exclusively via distance delivery. Course numbers, titles, course and program applicability, prerequisites, instructional format, delivery methods, and content may change without notice. Students are advised to consult with an advising specialist each term to select courses, create and maintain personal educational plans, and obtain the most current information.