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2024-25 RCC Catalog 
2024-25 RCC Catalog

Associate of General Studies

About the Program

The Associate of General Studies degree is a two-year program designed to provide students the opportunity to acquire a broad education rather than pursuing a specific college major or program. The general studies degree may, in addition to general education coursework, include lower-division college transfer and career and technical education courses. Because of the flexibility of this degree, it may not fulfill requirements for transfer to a four-year institution.

If planning on a specific interest within the Associate of General Studies, see an academic advisor.

Program Learning Outcomes

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission has approved certain general education outcomes for courses selected to apply toward degree requirements. All courses listed meet those identified outcomes. For more information see this catalog.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies. Individual courses may be challenged based on the student’s life experience or knowledge. Arrangements may be made on an individual basis with the instructor teaching the course to determine specific challenge procedures. College Now credit will be accepted in accordance with current agreement.

Graduation Requirements

The Associate of General Studies degree will be awarded to students who complete a minimum of 90 credit hours of college transfer and career and technical courses from the curriculum listed. Students must receive a grade of “C-” or better in all coursework. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned a “C-” or better grade.

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate in two years as you prepare to transfer to a four-year Oregon college or university. Please meet with an advisor for any questions about alternate classes in any given term. When transferring to a four-year public Oregon college or university, one of the following options must be met as a requirement for admission:

  1. Two years of the same high school-level world language, or
  2. Two terms of college-level world language (may be first-year world language, which can be used as elective credits)

This is for students who have graduated from high school or completed a high school equivalency program in 1997 or after. Additionally, if students intend to complete a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree at a four-year school, they must complete two years of a college level world language regardless of when they graduated from high school or an equivalency program. Students should inquire with their intended receiving institution for world language requirements.

General Education Requirements

Total General Education Credits: 15-18

Core Requirements

A minimum of 3 or 4 credits must be taken from each of the following categories with no more than 9 credits from any one category.

  • Art/Humanities 3-9 Credits
  • Science/Computer Science (one lab science is required) 4-9 Credits
  • Social Science 3-9 Credits
  • Physical Education/Health 3-9 Credits

Minimum Total Required Core Credits: 18

Other Requirements

  • Any college-level courses 54-57 Credits

Total Other Credits: 54-57

Minimum Total Program Credits: 90

1 MTH 105Z  and STAT 243Z  may not be accepted if students do not complete this degree before transferring to an Oregon university. Students should check with the university about possible additional math required for their degree.

Note: At the discretion of the department, a maximum of 24 Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) credits may be used toward this degree provided they have been approved within a program of study (a concentration of classes within a major or subject area). CWE is an advanced learning opportunity (capstone), not an exploratory experience, and should be completed within the last two terms of the degree. See an adviser for more information.

For more information, contact the Advising office:

Phone: 541-956-7500
Email: Advising@roguecc.edu
Web address: www.roguecc.edu
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