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Catalog 2017-18


Degree Requirements

Associate in General Studies (AGS)

Schoolcraft Degree and Program Code  AGS - Associate in General Studies
#AGS.00042
Option 1
AGS - Associate in General Studies
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Option 2 
Description  The associate in general studies degree (AGS) is for students who wish to earn an associate degree and want to transfer to a college or university through an occupational or individualized program of study.
  Option 1 – complete a balanced set of liberal arts courses, as well as customizing any additional coursework.
Option 2 – complete two focused concentration areas of liberal arts courses, as well as customizing any additional coursework. 
 Degree Focus Occupational or Transfer: Completion of a broad set of liberal arts courses in the English, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences and social sciences areas, as well as any distribution of occupational or applied areas of studies. This may include completion of a set of occupational courses that satisfy the development of occupational skills.
Some liberal arts courses cannot be used to satisfy the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). Please see your advisor, counselor or review the MTA course list on schoolcraft.edu/transfer and select “Michigan Transfer Agreement”.
English Communication  Minimum 6 credit hours.
Completion of a minimum of two English communication courses within a set of courses.

ENG 101 and ENG 102* or ENG 102 and ENG 221* or
ENG 102 and COMA 103* or ENG 221 and COMA 103*
OR
ENG 100X and ENG 106X or ENG 100X and ENG 116X or
ENG 101 and ENG 106X or ENG 101 and ENG 107X or
ENG 101 and ENG 116X
 General Liberal Arts Concentrations   Completion of any two of the following sets of either humanities, mathematics and natural science or social science course concentrations for a combined total of 24 credit hours, as well as coursework from every area to fulfill the Schoolcraft College General Education requirements:
Humanities* Minimum 4 credit hours.
Completion of a minimum of two humanities courses.
Art, Communication Arts, English (Literature), Foreign Language, History+, Humanities, Music, Philosophy or Theatre 
Minimum 12 credit hours.
Completion of a minimum of three humanities courses.
Art, Communication Arts, English (Literature), Foreign Language, History+, Humanities, Music, Philosophy or Theatre
NOTE: One humanities course must be selected to meet the Schoolcraft College General Education requirements regardless of general liberal arts concentration selected.
Mathematics Minimum 3 credit hours.
Completion of a minimum of one mathematics course. 
Minimum 12 credit hours.
Completion of a minimum of one mathematics course.
Completion of a minimum of two natural science courses.
Biology, Chemistry, Geography+, Geology, Nutrition or Physics
Natural Sciences Minimum 7 credit hours.
Completion of a minimum of two natural science courses.
Biology, Chemistry, Geography+, Geology, Nutrition or Physics 
Minimum 12 credit hours.
Completion of a minimum of one mathematics course.
Completion of a minimum of two natural science courses.
Biology, Chemistry, Geography+, Geology, Nutrition or Physics
  NOTE: One course math and science must be selected to meet the Schoolcraft College General Education requirements regardless of general liberal arts concentration selected.
Social Sciences* Minimum 6 credit hours.
Completion of a minimum of two social science courses.
Anthropology, Geography+, History+, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology
Minimum 12 credit hours.
Completion of a minimum of three social science courses.
Anthropology, Geography+, History+, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology

NOTE: One social science course must be selected to meet the Schoolcraft College General Education requirements regardless of general liberal arts concentration selected.
Major Area of Study

General Electives
Minimum 34 credit hours in any group of courses which are specific or supportive of the occupational and academic goals. Minimum 30 credit hours in any group of courses which are specific or supportive of the occupational and academic goals.
Course Level All courses that apply to this degree must be at the 100-through 400-level with a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
Credit Requirement Minimum 60 credit hours.
Institutional Requirements Completion of all Schoolcraft College Core Abilities and a minimum of 16 credit hours associate-level Schoolcraft College General Education requirements in English, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences and social sciences.
The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) may be used to fulfill the Schoolcraft College general education requirements.
PLEASE NOTE: Students may not use the same History course to satisfy both the humanities and social sciences distribution requirement. Additionally, students may not use COMA 103* to satisfy both the humanities and English communications distribution requirement.
Only certain Geography courses can be used for a natural science or social science course.
Types of Courses There are three (3) types of courses that may be used toward fulfilling associate degrees at Schoolcraft College:
  1. Liberal ArtsL courses will typically transfer to another institution. They provide general knowledge and theory in the arts, language and communication, humanities, natural sciences, math and social sciences.
  2. Schoolcraft-only General Education courses are a set of Liberal Arts courses which provide general knowledge and application opportunities. Courses may or may not transfer to another institution.
  3. Occupational courses (BOLD) have a direct career relationship and focus on developing necessary knowledge and skills to enter the work force within the chosen field of study.
    Courses may or may not transfer to another institution. No SC occupational courses may be used toward SC General Education or to meet the requirements for MTA.
Occupational or Schoolcraft-only General Education courses may not account for more than 15 credits in this degree.
Courses that may transfer or be used toward fulfilling the requirements of general education at Schoolcraft College may be found on Schoolcraft College’s General Education and Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list. While applied or occupational courses provide immediate skill-building opportunities, their transferability and value should be discussed with a counselor or academic advisor.
Key ITALICIZED text = Courses that may only be used to satisfy Schoolcraft General Education requirements, but do not qualify to meet MTA requirements.
Non-ITALICIZED text = Every non-italicized course on this list may be used to satisfy the requirements of MTA.
* = Only these courses or combination of courses may be used to satisfy the final requirement for MTA Mathematics or English Communications.
SuperscriptL = Lab Science
SubscriptX = Schoolcraft-only General Education. (Courses may or may not transfer to another institution.)
Superscript+ = Students may not use the same History course to satisfy both the humanities and social sciences or COMA 103* to satisfy both humanities and English communications. Only certain Geography courses can be used for a natural science or social science course.
BOLD = Occupational Courses 

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