Associate in General Studies (AGS) Degree

NOTE: YOU MUST MEET WITH AN MCC COUNSELOR TO OBTAIN PRIOR APPROVAL FOR PURSUING THIS DEGREE. THIS DEGREE DOES NOT TRANSFER TO ANOTHER COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY.

The AGS degree is designed for students interested in self-enrichment who are not following a specific occupational or transfer program. Courses may be selected to suit individual student goals. Students should consult with a counselor for further information. A minimum of 62 credit hours with a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA is required for the AGS Degree. Courses numbered below 100 do not count toward the AGS. Any course can be used ONLY ONCE in any category.
The same course cannot be used to satisfy two groups. Student must complete at least 30 credits, or the last 15 credits, at Muskegon Community College to meet the degree residency requirement.

Associate in General Studies (Minimum – 62 credits)

Communication – 6 credits with grades of “C” or better
Business and Technical Communication – 101, 102
Communication – 101, 102, 107, 201
English – 101, 102, any 200-level English course except 234D

Problem Solving – 0-4 credits
Student may demonstrate competency by testing out of Math 100A or by completing one of the following courses:
Business – 105, 126
Math – 100A or any higher level Math course
Technical Math – any

Science and Technology – 3 credits
Anthropology – 105D
Astronomy – any
Biology – any
Chemistry – any
Computer Information Systems – any
Geography – 101A, 215
Geology – any
Introduction to Technology (AMT) 129
Physical Science – any
Physics – any

Ethical Reasoning and Creativity – 6 credits
Art – 100A, 104, 105B, 107, 108, 109, 117, 204B, 205, 207, 208, 209, 211, 220, 240
Communication – 203
Dance – any
English – 208, 223
Music – any
Philosophy – 101, 102, 104, 202, 204, 205, 207
Theater – any

Personal, Social, and Cultural Awareness – 3 credits
Anthropology – 103, 110
Art – 198, 199, 202, 213
Business – 127
Economics – any
English – 130, 200, 201, 204, 205, 206, 207, 210, 211, 213, 218, 225, 226, 227, 228, 231
Foreign Language – any
Geography – 104, 105
History – any
Humanities – any
Music – 103
Philosophy – 203, 210
Political Science – any
Psychology – any
Sociology – any
Theater – 201
Women’s Studies – any

Physical Education – 2 credits
One credit must be from the following:
Physical Education – 101A, 103, 104A, 118, 201
One credit must be from any other Physical Education or Dance course

Electives – 38-42 credits of student’s choice