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Associate of General Studies Degree Requirements (AGS)


Complete a minimum of 90 credits. These must include the following:

General Education Requirements


(A minimum of six credits with a grade of C- or better.) 6


(A minimum of four credits with a grade of C- or better.) 4

Oral Communication

(A minimum of three credits.) 3/4

Digital Literacy

3/4 Any CS or CIS course or any of the following program-approved courses listed below. Check with your program advisor if you have any questions related to this requirement.

Physical Education or Health

(A maximum of 12 credits of physical education may be applied toward the degree.) 3

  • Any PE185 course (one credit each)
  • any HE or HPE course (three credits each).

Distribution Requirements

Each course must be a minimum of three credits and numbered 100 or above

Arts and Letters

(Each course must be a minimum of three credits.) 9 Art, American Sign Language, Communication, English, Film Arts,French, Chinese, Humanities, Journalism, Japanese, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Russian, Spanish, Theater, Writing.

Social Sciences

(12 credits chosen from at least two disciplines. Each course must be a minimum of three credits.) 12 Anthropology, Chicano/Latino Studies, Economics, Education, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Science, Women’s Studies.


(Eight credits of biological or physical science courses which include a laboratory.) 8 Biology, Chemistry, Geology, General Science, Physics.


(Complete additional courses to bring the total number of credits to 90.) Developmental courses numbered less than 050 do not meet the requirements of this degree. A maximum of 36 credit hours in career andtechnical education or developmental courses numbered 050-099 maybe applied toward the 90 credit hours required for the degree. See Course Descriptions  for how courses are numbered. All collegiate-level courses must benumbered 100 or above.


  1. Earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or above.
  2. Complete a minimum of 24 credits at Chemeketa.
  3. A maximum of 12 credit hours of cooperative work experience may be applied toward the degree.

    * Indicates a course prerequisite or requirement related to the course. For further information contact your program advisor or a college advisor