The Associate of General Studies degree (AGS) is designed for students wishing to acquire a broad education rather than pursuing a specific college major or career program. Coursework may include a variety of technical and college transfer courses. Because of the flexibility of this degree, it may not fulfill requirements for transfer to a four-year institution. Students are responsible for checking with the college of their choice if transferability is desired. Students should consult a Columbia Gorge Community College advisor in selecting appropriate courses. Degree candidates must complete at least 90 transferable credit hours.

Candidates for the AGS degree must satisfy the General Education Requirements and Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements Limits  and meet all the degree-specific requirements.