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Associate in General Studies in Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree

Anticipated program length for a student attending full time is 24 months.

An Associate in General Studies Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences requires satisfactory completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours and a C (2.00) cumulative grade-point average.  Candidates for this degree must present an organized program of study, which meets the following 27 hours of general education core requirements. Authority for substitutions must be obtained from the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that students intending to transfer to a four-year institution consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses.  It is the student’s responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.   

It is the responsibility of the student to know and to observe the requirements of his/her curriculum and the rules governing academic work. Although the student advisor will attempt to help the student make wise decisions, the ultimate responsibility for meeting the requirements rests with the student.

College Requirement

Freshman Seminar (BLUE 0101)

Basic Skills in Communication

6 hours of Composition

3 hours of Public Speaking OR Interpersonal Communication


Intermediate Algebra (MATH 0104) or higher may meet this requirement for certain AGS degrees


6 hours from at least two different disciplines

  • Art*
  • History
  • Literature
  • Foreign Language
  • Music*
  • Philosophy
  • Theater*

*Performance courses are excluded.

Natural and Physical Science

3 hours of lecture with lab

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Natural Science
  • Physical Science

Social and Behavioral Science

6 hours from at least two different disciplines

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Additional course work to equal a 60-hour degree.

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