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Associate of General Studies (AGS)

Program Code 600

The Associate of General Studies degree is for students who wish to earn an associateʼs degree in preparation for transfer to a college or university or who are following a planned bachelorʼs degree program with a North Central University Center partner. Students intending to transfer to a Michigan college or university should use electives to satisfy the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). An AGS may not be earned concurrently with an AA or AS.

This degree is also ideal for the general studies student who has attended several other colleges and universities and wishes to complete a two-year degree.

This program is also available 100% online.

General Education: 21-25 Credit Hours

Mathematics: 3-5 Credit Hours


Humanities: 3 Credit Hours

1 Course, Refer to General Education Requirements  Humanities Category.

Science: 3-4 Credit Hours

1 Science Course, Refer to General Education Requirements  Science Category.

Social Science: 3-4 Credit Hours

1 Course, Refer to General Education Requirements  Social Science Category.

General Electives: 35-39 Credit Hours

Electives should be carefully chosen.


To graduate with a degree, a student must complete the total number of credit hours required for the degree being sought, even if courses have been waived or competency has been demonstrated through ACT, SAT, COMPASS, ACCUPLACER, or CLEP testing scores.

*When transferring to another college or university, you may be required to take the courses that were waived or competency demonstrated at North Central.