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2024-25 Catalog 
2024-25 Catalog

Associate in General Studies - AGS.AGS

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The degree of Associate in General Studies (A.G.S.) is designed for persons who want to develop a program of study to meet their special needs. It is not designed to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Candidates for this degree may complete credit courses taken at L&C, credit from transfer colleges or universities, credit earned through military service, CLEP (College Level Examinations) credits, and/or other credit by examination. See section on CREDIT BY EXAMINATION, located in the Academic Information  section.

To graduate with an A.G.S. degree, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Certify completion of a high school diploma or an Illinois High School Diploma (formerly GED),
  • Complete an application in the Enrollment Center,
  • Work with a counselor to write a general studies contract which must be filed with the Vice President of Academic Affairs. This contract may not be changed without the mutual agreement of you and your counselor.

All AGS programs include a minimum of 20 credit hours of general education requirements.

  Communications 3-6 credit hours
  Humanities/Fine Arts 3-6 credit hours
  Social and Behavioral Science 3-6 credit hours
  Mathematics/Physical Science/Life Science 3-6 credit hours

Residency Requirement

Students must complete 15 semester credit hours of the degree at Lewis and Clark Community College.

Cumulative Grade Point Average Requirement

 2.00 minimum GPA at L&C 

Total Credit Hours Required: 60 Credit Hours

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