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General Studies
Major Code: GS10
Associate in General Studies

The AGS degree is designed primarily for students who have chosen to pursue a broad general program rather than a specific occupational-oriented or baccalaureate-oriented program. This degree is not designed to transfer to a four-year institution, and general education requirements do not meet IAI General Education Core Curriculum guidelines. Courses numbered 100-299 may be counted toward this degree.

  1. College Requirements

    To achieve an AGS degree from Waubonsee, a total of 60 semester hours must be completed as outlined in the college catalog. In addition, students must maintain a "C average" minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all course work taken. Academic Residency must also be established by acheiving a minimum of 15 semester hours in courses at Waubonsee (excluding CLEP and proficiency credits). Always consult the published college catalog for complete information, or call the Counseling Center for assistance.

  2. General Education Requirements29-30
    1. Communications9
      • Communications: COM100, COM121
      • English: ENG101, ENG102, ENG151, ENG152, ENG153
    2. Social and Behavioral Science6
      • Anthropology
      • Economics
      • Geography
      • History
      • Political Science
      • Psychology
      • Sociology
    3. Physical and Life Sciences, and Mathematics6
      • Astronomy
      • Biology
      • Chemistry
      • Earth Science
      • Geography
      • Geology
      • Mathematics
      • Physics
    4. Humanities and Fine Arts6
      • Art
      • Chinese
      • English
      • Film Studies
      • French
      • German
      • History
      • Humanities
      • Japanese
      • Music
      • Philosophy
      • Sign Language
      • Spanish
      • Theatre
    5. Social Awareness/Personal Growth (Choose 2-3 hours)*2-3
      • Foreign Language/Sign Language 
      • Health Education: HED 100  
      • Peace Studies: IDS 210, 220 
      • Personal Development 
      • Physical Education activity courses 
      • Sustainability: SUS 101 
    6. Elective Requirements30-31
    7. Choose electives numbered 100-299 from any discipline.
* Students who served in the Armed Services may be granted Physical Education credit for the Social Awareness/Personal Growth requirement.