Individualized Study

Associate of General Studies (AGS)

For students not pursuing specific transfer or career and technical education programs, the Associate of General Studies (AGS) provides an opportunity to pursue a broad general education and accomplish personal educational goals. It is important for a student to work closely with an advisor in designing a course plan for this degree. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.


The AGS awards a degree for completion of college-level coursework in core skills and general education and allows students flexibility to customize more than half of the degree’s required number of credits. It can be used to enhance employment, meet sponsoring agency requirements, and/or meet unusual baccalaureate requirements.


The AGS is not transferable as a block (individual courses will be evaluated by transfer institutions) and does not meet certification requirements for any career and technical education area.

The AGS does not guarantee that a student will meet all lower-division general education and major requirements; however, with careful academic advising and in consideration of transfer institution requirements, the AGS may be designed to do so.


Required courses:

  • 90 to 108 credits
  • Contains general education and elective courses
  • Elective credits must be numbered 100 and higher

Performance standards:

  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • All general education courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher


Students may elect to be an exploratory student at the beginning of their academic career at the College. This provides students the opportunity to explore different programs and majors before deciding on a program or degree. Students may choose the Exploratory - Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer, which allows room to explore different subjects while completing general education classes.

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