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Associate of General Studies

The Associate of General Studies Degree lets you design a program that meets your needs. In other words, you can customize it. Just be sure to get some advice from the college/university where you plan to transfer. You can include courses from career technical and transfer areas. We recommend you work closely with a career education advisor at TBCC to assist you.

Comprehensive Requirements

  1. You need a minimum of 90 credits to graduate
  1. All courses must have a number of “100” or above
  1. Resident Coursework Requirement: Overall, at least 30 credits of satisfactory coursework toward your degree must be earned at TBCC
  1. A 2.0 grade point average (C average) is required to graduate.
  1. Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirement limits:
    • TBCC courses approved to be repeated for credit can only be used once to count toward the degree. However, you can repeat Cooperative Education for a maximum of 12 credits.
    • If a general education course is split into multiple courses, e., a 101 course becomes 101A, 101B, and 101C, only one can be used to meet the requirement.
    • Max 12 credits of Cooperative Education can count toward degree.
    • Max nine credits of 199 or 299, experimental courses, can count toward degree.
    • Max 24 credits of “P” (Pass) grades can count toward degree.
    • No more than six PE credits.

Specific Requirements

Writing Competency

  • Complete WR 121 with a grade of “C” or better, or
  • Pass a writing course that has WR 121 as a prerequisite with a letter grade of “C” or better.

If you have a degree from a US regionally accredited institution, you do not have to take WR 121 or a course with a WR 121 prerequisite.

Mathematics Competency

  • Complete MTH 70 with a grade of “C” or better, or
  • Pass a mathematics course (minimum of three credits) for which MTH 70 or higher is a prerequisite with a grade of “C” or better.

General Education Requirements

Take 16 credits of General Education courses from these categories:

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

You must have at least one course worth three or more credits from each category. You do not need General Education credits if you already have a degree.

Elective Credit Requirements

You must select elective courses to reach a total of 90 credits from career technical or transfer courses.