Degrees and Certificates

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.

Associate of General Studies Requirements

Comprehensive Requirements

1. You need a minimum of 90 credits to graduate.
2. All courses must have a number of “100” or above.
3. Residency Requirement: Residency means that you must earn 30 hours of satisfactory coursework at TBCC.
4. A 2.0 grade point average (C average) is required to graduate.
5. 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, i.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 65 with a grade of “C” or better, OR
• Pass a mathematics course (minimum of three credits) for which MTH 65 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.

Links: Associate of General Studies Work Sheet

Helpful Links

For more information contact Career Education Advisor (503) 842-8222 x1145


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