Associate in General Studies

Associate in General Studies - LIB.AGS.L03

Learn More about a career in Liberal Studies

The Associate in General Studies is a degree that is customized to meet the unique needs of students whose objectives cannot be met through the college's transfer or occupational degrees. This degree is designed to meet the students' objectives such as obtaining a two year liberal education or meeting employment needs not offered through other programs. This will be the curriculum of record for students applying to, but not yet accepted into, competitive entry health careers programs.

Because the curriculum for the General Studies degree is not part of the Illinois Articulation Initiative, transfer course credits completed within this degree are not guaranteed to be accepted by the senior institution. Students considering the General Studies degree should consult with an advisor to determine whether this degree will meet their educational goals and needs.

Learn more: Email advising@kcc.edu or phone 815-802-8500.

Communications General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

  • * SPCH 1553 - Introductory Speech

In addition, CHOOSE TWO courses from the following three options

  • * ENGL 1413 - Fundamentals of Writing
  • * ENGL 1613 - English I
  • * ENGL 1623 - English II

Laboratory Science General Education1 (2 courses)
Credit hours: 8

CHOOSE TWO life science (laboratory science) courses from the list of general education courses for applied science degrees.

Mathematics General Education1 (1 course)
Credit hours: 3

CHOOSE ONE mathematics course from the list of general education courses for applied science degrees.

Humanities General Education1 (2 courses)
Credit hours: 6

CHOOSE TWO humanities courses from the list of general education courses for applied science degrees.

Social and Behavioral Science General Education1 (2 courses)
Credit hours: 6

CHOOSE TWO social and behavioral science courses from from the list of general education courses for applied science degrees.

Electives (8-11 courses)
Credit hours: 32

CHOOSE 32 credit hours of courses from any elective area.

Minimum credit hours required for completion - 64

*Course has prerequisite.

1Students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate college or university should take IAI general education courses.

General Studies A.G.S.—Suggested course sequence

Fall
* Communications (ENGL) course 3 cr.hrs.
Social and Behavioral Science course 3 cr. hrs.
Humanities course 3 cr. hrs.
Electives 7 cr. hrs.

Spring
* Communications (ENGL) course 3 cr. hrs.
Humanities course 3 cr. hrs.
Mathematics course 3 cr. hrs.
Electives 7 cr. hrs.

Fall
* SPCH 1553 3 cr. hrs.
Laboratory Science course 4 cr. hrs.
Electives 9 cr. hrs.

Spring
Laboratory Science course 4 cr. hrs.
Social and Behavioral Science course 3 cr. hrs.
Electives 9 cr. hrs.

*Course has prerequisite.