Oakton offers an associate in general studies (A.G.S.) for students to enhance their career opportunities, meet employment requirements, and to explore liberal studies curriculum. Students interested in pursuing this degree are required to meet with an academic advisor to develop an academic plan, which must be approved by an Academic Affairs administrator. The plan will meet the specific educational goals of individual students. Students who earn an A.G.S. and plan to transfer to a baccalaureate program may be subject to a line-by-line audit of their completed coursework to determine transferability.
Associate in General Studies Degree
60-62 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0600
|General Education Requirements:
|Area A - Communications
|Select one of the following:
|Introduction to Business and Technical Writing
|Technical Writing Applications
|Area B - Mathematics
|Any 100-level or above MAT course
|Area C - Science
|One course from either Life Sciences or Physical Sciences
|Area D - Social and Behavioral Sciences 1
|Two courses from a social or behavioral science discipline
|Area E - Humanities/Fine Arts 1
|Two courses from the Humanities/Fine Arts; one course must be from Humanities and one course must be from Fine Arts
|Area F - Global Studies 2
|One course that satisfies Global Studies requirement
|Area G - U.S. Diversity Studies 3
|One course that satisfies U.S. Diversity Studies requirement
Select from the list of IAI General Education Courses.
Students may take a Global Studies course that satisfies both Area F and another Area requirement.
Students may take a U.S. Diversity Studies course that satisfies both Area G and another Area requirement.
|• Any 100- or 200-level courses in any discipline that fit specific educational goals of an individual student
|• A maximum of four credit hours of independent study may be applied to meet the degree requirements
|• A maximum of four credit hours of Physical Education (PED) activity courses (e.g. soccer, basketball) may be applied to meet degree requirements
|• Any from the following PED lecture courses:
|Living With Health
|Prevention And Treatment Of Athletic Injuries
|Coaching Certification in Illinois