Oct 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
  
2020-2021 Catalog

Associate of General Studies Degrees


Dr. Jeffrey Alexander, Dean of Arts and Sciences
CIP 24.0102
Generalist Degree, Instituted Fall 2003

If your educational goals include a broad range of transfer and occupational interests, the Associate of General Studies (AGS) generalist degree allows you to pursue those interests without the constraints of specialization. However, transferability of this degree depends upon the courses you take and the requirements of the institution to which you transfer. If you complete the requirements listed below, you will receive an AGS degree with no major field specified on your transcript.

Requirements for the AGS degree include the following:

  1. Minimum of 60 semester hours of course work
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  3. No more than 30 credit hours of vocationally prefixed courses
  4. Minimum of 30 general education transferable credits. Fifteen of the 30 semester hours of general education must be in the Colorado Statewide Guaranteed Transfer Courses (GT Pathways) Curriculum
  5. Minimum of 15 graded semester hours earned at PCC in courses numbered 100 or higher.
  6. Minimum grade of “C” in the 30 credits of general education courses.

To earn an AGS generalist degree, you must complete at least 60 college-level credits, broken down as follows:

  1. 30 credits General Education Courses
  2. 30 credits Vocational or Academic Electives

Developmental courses are not included in these credits. Developmental courses are courses in English, college composition and reading, and mathematics that you may have to take before enrolling in college level courses.

AGS Degree with Transfer Articulation Agreements

The following Associate of General Studies (AGS) degrees are designed for students who have specialized in a technical pre-professional area and who plan to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program based on a written articulation agreement with a designated institution.

PCC offers three technical pre-professional transfer AGS degrees. Each degree is articulated to at least one Colorado four-year institution. Specific degree requirements are listed in this catalog for the following AGS degrees:

Computer Information Systems
Criminal Justice
Mass Communications

Minimum requirements for the technical pre-professional transfer AGS degrees are as follows:

  1. Minimum of 60 semester hours of course work
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.000 or higher
  3. General education courses of 30 semester hours as determined by each curriculum
  4. Additional requirements of 30 semester hours as listed within the individual programs of study
  5. Minimum of 15 graded semester hours earned at PCC

General Education Courses


You must take AAA 109  and 27 credits from the following list; 15 of those credits must be in Colorado Statewide Guaranteed Transfer Courses (GT Pathways, marked with *). Your advisor must approve all courses.

* Colorado Statewide Guaranteed Transfer Courses (GT Pathways) Curriculum

* Refer to CCCS Guaranteed Transfer (GT) - Pathways Courses  for a full list of all GT Pathway Courses

Mathematics (3 Credits)


Select from any GT Pathways Mathematics course (GT-MA1) *, or:

Natural and Physical Sciences (3 Credits)


Select from any GT Pathways Physical and Life Science course (GT-SC1 or GT-SC2) *, or

Arts and Humanities (3 Credits)


Select from any GT Pathways Arts and Humanities course (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, or GT-AH4) *, or:

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)


Select from any GT Pathways Social and Behavioral Science or History course (GT-SS-1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3, or GT-HI1) *, or

Selected General Education Electives (9 Credits)


Elective Options

** Student may select any course number from this course prefix area.

Note: General Education electives completed in prior catalog years may still apply. Contact the Division of Arts and Sciences for more information

Vocational or Academic Electives


You must take 30 credits of approved electives. Select your electives from any vocational or academic course numbered at or above 100 which is offered by PCC.