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Associate in General Studies (GEST.AGS)

Minimum credits60
Minimum cumulative GPA2.0
Minimum grade in all courses2.0
Minimum JC credits15
MACRAO AgreementNo

NOTE: Only courses with a 2.0 or better transfer to most fouryear colleges and universities. If students want to complete the MACRAO Articulation Agreement, they need to plan their courses carefully. Completion of the Associate in General Studies degree does not guarantee the MACRAO designation.

This degree is adapted to a student’s needs, interests and capabilities.

ADO 1: Write clearly, concisely and intelligibly (6 credits)

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ADO 2: Speak clearly, concisely and intelligibly (3 credits)

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ADO 3: Demonstrate computational skills and mathematical reasoning (4 credits)

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ADO 4: Demonstrate scientific reasoning (8-10 credits)

Choose two of the following from two different disciplines:

ADO 5: Understand human behavior and social systems, the principles which govern them and their implications for the present and future (6-8 credits)

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ADO 6: Understand aesthetic experience and artistic creativity (6 credits)

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ADO 7: Think critically

Program courses meet this requirement.

ADO 8: Make responsible decisions in personal and professional contexts

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ADO 9: Work productively with others, recognizing individual contributions to group success

Program courses meet this requirement.

ADO 10: Understand and respect the diversity and interdependence of the world’s peoples and cultures (3-4 credits)

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Program Requriements

Additional courses** so that total degree equals 60 credits. Plan to see an academic advisor to discuss requirements for your selected program of study.

**Courses identified as remedial or developmental cannot be used as credits toward degrees or certificates. These courses currently include:

CIS 090, 095; ENG 080, 085, 090, 101, 102, 109, 110; MAT 010, 020, 031, 033, 035, 090, 095, 098, 100, and 110; and MTT 009

Additional courses excluded from credits toward degrees and certificates are continuing education courses (prefix CCE, CED, CEU, CFO, CJT, CSS, ESL, LTL) and courses offered through JC’s workforce training programs (prefixes JTI, PDI).

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* You may meet this prerequisite based on your course placement, ACT score or successful college coursework. Visit our web site for current assessment options and requirements.

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