Associate of General Studies

Community College of Denver offers an Associate of General Studies degree. It requires lower-division core general education courses that transfer to all majors at all state baccalaureate colleges and universities. Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. Up to four credits of physical education may apply toward this degree.

REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the general education core requirements, the degree allows you to self-select 23-26 credits of transfer and/or Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses. The general education core courses fully meet the general education requirements of all Colorado baccalaureate schools. Transferability of career courses is not guaranteed. If you select this option, consult with an academic advisor. You can complete this program in four semesters, going full time and carrying the required number of hours. You may choose, because of personal circumstances, to extend the amount of time for completion.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
OR  
Interpersonal Communication  
OR  
Intercultural Communication: GT-SS3  
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1, 2 3
MAT 120 Math for Liberal Arts: GT-MA1 1, 3 4
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 4 3
Choose One Elective 6 3
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 2 3
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 4 3
Choose One History Course (GT-HI1) 3
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Choose One Elective 6 3
 Subtotal15
Third Semester
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 4 3
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 5 4
Choose One Elective 6 3
Choose One Elective 6 3
Choose One Elective 6 3
 Subtotal16
Fourth Semester
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Choose One Elective 6 3
Choose One Elective 6 3
Choose One Elective 6 3
Choose One Elective 6 3
 Subtotal15
 Total Credits62
1

Building Block Course

2

Student can take ENG 122 and an additional GT-CO3 course instead of ENG 121 and ENG 122

3

MAT 120 or higher GT MA1 course will fulfill this requirement - minimum of 3 credits

4

Select 3 courses with no more than 2 courses from any on GT(AH1~AH4)

5

If choosing SCI 155 and SCI 156, both must be taken to fulfill the natural and physical science requirement

6

A minimum of 6 credits must be either 100 level Gt courses or 200 level courses

NOTE: Any course whose number begins with "0" in any prefix will not meet requirements for the A.G.S. degree. English and mathematics courses numbered before the core general education courses will not meet requirements for the A.G.S.

NOTE: Students who have taken prerequisite courses more than seven years ago are strongly encouraged to take an assessment test over the prerequisite material to ensure adequate prior knowledge to be successful in future courses. The outcome of the assessment test will help the student determine whether or not he or she needs to re-take the prerequisite course. The assessment test is available in the CCD Testing Center.