Associate in General Studies (AGS) (Non-Transfer)

The Associate in General Studies (AGS) grants academic recognition for the completion of 90 applicable college-level credits and provides flexibility for students to select courses which best fit their interests or emphasize a particular area of study. The non-transfer degree does not preclude the selection of transfer classes and subsequent transfer to a four-year college or university. However, students should be aware that their transcripts will be subjected to a course by course analysis by the receiving institution to determine transferability. This degree is not a direct transfer associate degree (DTA.) Students with a previous associate degree are not eligible for the AGS. Students may not receive the AGS in the same quarter as another associate degree.


To qualify for the AGS, the following requirements must be met:

  • 90 credits at the 100 level or higher.
  • A cumulative college level OC grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  • A maximum of 30 credits of Pass/No Credit graded courses will be accepted instead of the standard numerical grade.
  • A minimum of 20 quarter credits must have been earned at OC, including the last 10 credits, except that if 85 or more credits have been earned at OC, the graduation requirements may be completed at another regionally accredited institution.


Required CoursesCredits
200 level courses (15 credits as a part of the requirements listed below) 
Communication Skills:  
 Written (English): ENGL 100 or ENGL& 101 AND5 
 Verbal (Speech or Communication)510
Basic Quantitative Skills:  
 Any mathematics course at the 100 level or higher OR5 
 BMGMT 140 Business and Personal Mathematics OR5 
 PHIL& 120 Symbolic Logic55
Humanities: See Distribution Requirements5
Information Literacy: Computer (CIS) or Computer Science (CS)5
Natural Sciences: See Distribution Requirements5
Social Science: See Distribution Requirements5
Personal wellness, career and life planning — any combination from: 
 Physical Education (PE-ED) OR
Physical Education–Fitness and Sports (PEFSP) OR
 General Studies (GEN-S) OR  
 OLRM 103 Explore Your Strengths (1 cr.) OR
OLRM 105 Appreciating Diversity (1 cr.) OR
OLRM 110 Apprentice Career Planning (3 cr.)
Electives: Any college level classes (100 level or higher).50
Total Credits Required90

Source: 2013-2014 Olympic College Catalog