General Studies

General Studies Degree Requirements (GEN.AGS)

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The Associate in General Studies degree is designed for students choosing to pursue widely varying areas of interests.

The degree is not designed for career students, nor is it designed to meet the four-year transfer college requirements of the Michigan Transfer Agreement.

Flexibility is provided so that the required 60 credit hours can be met as individually appropriate.

Because transferability of credits varies with colleges and universities, programs and departmental majors, students are urged to discuss their program with an OCC counselor and transfer institution.

Courses That Satisfy Associate in General Studies Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Associate in General Studies degree must satisfy the requirements for an associate degree as well as the specific minimum requirements:

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Fine Arts/Humanities6
American Art3
Intermediate French I4
Intermediate French II4
Intermediate Japanese I4
Intermediate Japanese II4
Intermediate Spanish I4
Intermediate Spanish II4
Mathematics/Natural Science6
Complete any MAT course
Complete a science course from BIO, CHE, FSN, GSC, PHY, PSC
American Government3
American Government3
Social Science3
Physical Education1
Complete 1 credit from the courses listed below:
Stress Management: Neuromuscular Relaxation2
Physical Well-Being in a Modern Society2
Dance - Modern1
Golf - Beginning1
Physical Fitness1
Group Exercise1
Self Defense1
Volleyball Co-Ed1
Written Communication3
Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses25
Additional elective credits needed to meet requirements for an Associate in General Studies degree.35
Total Credit Hours60

A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation. 

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