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Associate of General Studies (AGS)

Associate of General Studies (A.G.S.)

The Associate of General Studies degree provides students, especially adult learners, the opportunity to pursue a flexible degree program to meet their unique interests, career goals, and academic needs. Reflecting EKU's commitment to a liberal arts education, the degree allows students to concentrate in an area of interest while selecting from a wide variety of courses to meet personal, educational, or career goals. This degree is designed for students who want to advance in their careers, change careers, pursue a lifelong interest beyond their careers, or use the degree as a pathway to a baccalaureate degree. As of Spring 2011, students who are admitted as "Special Admittance/Conditional Admittance" will be initially admitted into the Associate of General Studies degree program The Associate of General Studies is intended to be a first degree and is not appropriate for a secondary degree. Students who declare the AGS should pursue that program as their primary degree and apply for graduation as soon as they approach completion of its requirements.

The Associate of General Studies degree has become more attractive with the growth of business and industry in the area and with the increase of minimum educational requirements for employment or promotion. In addition to those students wishing to enhance their employability, other students will find the program offers numerous opportunities to seek a degree for their own personal satisfaction. The degree allows students to gain confidence in their abilities by earning a degree at the associate level prior to enrolling in a baccalaureate program. The associate degree provides opportunities for students who wish to consolidate previously earned credits to complete their first degree. Serving students from a varied background of college readiness, this degree provides students a defined path to success in earning one or more degrees. Upon successful completion of EKU's Associate of General Studies degree, the student will have met all General Education requirements, which will apply toward a four-year program at EKU or any other regional Kentucky institution.


TOTAL HOURS TO COMPLETE DEGREE..............................................60 hours



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