Associate of General Studies Degree

Credit Minimum: 90
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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 listed here.

Core Requirements

Requirements Credits Courses Which Satisfy Requirements
Writing 4 WR 121 (with a grade “C” or higher) or passing a lower division collegiate writing course for which WR 121 is prerequisite.
Math 4 MTH 65 or MTH 98 (with grade “C” or higher) or passing a math course for which MTH 65 or MTH 98 is a prerequisite.
General Education 16 Choose from approved General Education Electives.

General Studies Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

Students must earn a minimum of 16 credits of General Education taken from the list of approved courses. These credits must come from courses taken in the following categories:

  • Arts & Letters
  • Social Sciences
  • Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science

The 16 credits must include at least one course with a minimum of three credits from each category.

General Education requirements will be waived for students who enroll at CGCC with an AA, AAS, AGS, AS, BA, BS, or higher degree, from a regionally-accredited United States institution. 

Elective Credit Requirements

All students must complete elective credits to meet the overall requirements of 90 credits. Elective credits from any lower division collegiate or career technical courses may apply. Elective credits may apply from any course numbered 100 or higher.

  • Maximum of six credits of PE may apply.
  • Maximum of six  credits of one-credit MSD workshops may apply.