The A.G.S. is an alternative degree for those students who are undecided about future education or career goals or who need a 60 credit hour degree comprising 20 credit hours in general education and 40 credit hours in program electives.
Students are required to meet with a College Advisor for assistance in choosing mutually agreed upon courses that will satisfy their academic goals.
The A.G.S. is not designed for transfer to a four-year college or university. The general education requirements for the A.G.S. do not fulfill IAI (Illinois Articulation Initiative) General Education Core Curriculum guidelines. While other universities may accept credit earned toward the A.G.S. degree, no articulation agreements guaranteeing that the student will enter a Bachelor’s Degree program with junior standing has been established. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should consider a major area of concentration in either the Associate in Arts or the Associate in Science transfer degrees.