General Studies

Program Description

Associate of General Studies degree is a flexible program designed to help students reach their educational or occupational goals. The degree provides an opportunity for students to earn an associate degree when their specific needs are not met through other degree options.

The degree also allows students to explore a variety of academic fields before selecting a specific educational or career path. The Associate of General Studies degree is designed with three primary components. Graduates must complete the general education core, an area of concentration, and general education electives.

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Curriculum

General Studies-240102-Associate of General Studies
Course No. Course Title Lecture Lab Total Credit Hrs
Semester 1
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3 0 3
MATH 1100 College Algebra 3 0 3
Natural Science 3 0 3
Concentration* 3 0 3
General Education Elective* 3 0 3
15
Semester 2
ENGL1020 English Composition II 3 0 3
Natural Science 3 0 3
Concentration* 3 0 3
General Education Elective* 3 0 3
General Education Elective* 3 0 3
15
Semester 3
American History 3 0 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 0 3
Concentration* 3 0 3
Concentration* 3 0 3
General Education Elective* 3 0 3
15
Semester 4
Fine Arts 3 0 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 0 3
Concentration* 3 0 3
Concentration* 3 0 3
General Education Elective* 3 0 3
Associate of General Studies (AGS) (60) 15
Total Clock Hours 900

*The total AGS degree credits must be at least 60. If optional labs are taken, the total number may exceed 60 credits. If enrollment in labs and/or combination of one(1)-credit options add up to 3 credits, then one less general education electives may be taken, as long as the total number of credits equals 60.

General Studies-240102-Certificate of General Studies
Course No. Course Title Lecture Lab Total Credit Hrs
General Education Requirements
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3 0 3
ENGL 1020 English Composition II 3 0 3
MATH 1100 College Algebra 3 0 3
Fine Arts 3 0 3
Humanities 3 0 3
Natural Science 3 0 3
Social Science 3 0 3
General Education Elective
Mathematics, Humanities,
Natural Science or Social Science 3 0 3
Electives:
Electives 6 0 6
Certificate of General Studies (CGS) (30)
Total Clock Hours 450

Program Information

CIP Code: 240102

Program Type: Associate of General Studies

Program Length: 60 Semester Credit Hours

Contact Information

Dr. Charles Stewart

charles.stewart@sowela.edu

(337) 421-6991

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
(337) 421-6565
(800) 256-0483
info@sowela.edu

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(337) 421-6952 or (800) 256-0483

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