Northeastern Junior College 2020-2021 Catalog
Associate of General Studies Degree A.G.S. (60 CREDITS)
The Associate of General Studies (A.G.S.) degree is available for individuals who desire to complete a broad instructional program with the flexibility to tailor individual learning experiences.
There are two types of A.G.S degrees. This first type of the A.G.S degree is designed to meet individual career goals with no intent of transferring to baccalaureate degree programs. It consists of a broad program of both career and traditional transfer courses without the constraints of specialization. Transferability of this customized degree program depends upon the courses taken and the receiving institution. Fifteen of these semester hours must be in prescribed general education courses labeled as those accepted in the State Guarantee General Education Transfer and designated as such in the college catalog.
The second type of the A.G.S degree is used as a technical pre-professional transfer degree with a major field specified. It is designed for students to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program with junior standing, based on a written articulation agreement with one or more designated institutions. The course of study for the various fields of specialization must be outlined in the college catalog as well as the identification of the baccalaureate institution(s) that have agreed to accept the program in transfer. The other hours will be subject to the terms of the agreement with the baccalaureate institution(s).