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Chronological Listing
of Catalog Changes

   Through 08/02
   09/02 to 11/03
   12/03 to 01/04
   02/04 to 04/04

 

General Studies

Associate of General Studies Degree

50000

Advisors:

 

 

Sharon Allen

Gwen Lewis

Dona Schreur

Hopi Fitz-William

Ida Nunley

Joyce Flamm

Ray Orr

 

Richard Green

Lee Russell

 

The Associate of General Studies Degree (AGS) is available for those students whose preferred degree program of study is not otherwise available at EAC. For example, the AGS Degree may be the best choice for you if: 

  • You plan to transfer to one of Arizona's public universities and EAC does not offer a degree pathway that matches the first two years of study in the major you wish to pursue. 

  • You plan to transfer to a private Arizona college or university or an out-of-state institution and you wish to customize an EAC degree to match the required courses in your major at that school. 

  • You do not plan to transfer to another College or University and wish to obtain an Associate Degree that incorporates a General Education component and lets you select other courses according to your interests.

The AGS Degree is not included in any transfer agreements and credits earned may be accepted or rejected by a receiving institution. If you plan to transfer upon completion of this degree and since program requirements differ between universities, the official transfer guide of the school which you plan to attend upon leaving EAC should be consulted in order to adjust this program to your personal needs.

 

General Education Requirements

The General Education Requirement may be satisfied in two different ways. Select the option below that best meets your needs. 

 

Option 1 - Arizona General Education Curriculum 

If you plan to transfer to one of Arizona's public universities you will be best served by completing one of the three Arizona General Education Curriculums. They are the AGEC-A, AGEC-B and AGEC-S. If you know where you are transferring and what your major will be, find out which AGEC is appropriate and follow it as outlined below. If the major you select does not accept an AGEC or has a unique set of General Education requirements go to Option Two.

 

AGEC-A: This General Education Program is better suited for majors in the Liberal Arts.

To complete your General Education requirements, one of the courses taken to fulfill degree requirements must be designated as an Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry course and another must be designated as a Global/International/Historical Awareness course.

English

ENG 101 Written Communications I

3 credits

 

ENG 102 Written Communications II

3 credits

Mathematics

Select one course from list.

3 credits

Lab Science

Two Lab Science courses from list. If you plan to transfer consult the catalog or an advisor from the school you will transfer to as you make your selections.

8 credits

Humanities

Select from Humanities list. If you plan to transfer, consult the catalog or an advisor from the school you will transfer to as you make your selections.

9 credits

Social Science

Select courses from the list. If you plan to transfer, consult the catalog or an advisor from the school you will transfer to as you make your selections.

9 credits

 

AGEC-B: This General Education Program is intended for students majoring in a business curriculum.

To complete your General Education requirements, one of the courses taken to fulfill degree requirements must be designated as an Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry course and another must be designated as a Global/International/Historical Awareness course.

English

ENG 101 Written Communications I

3 credits

 

ENG 102 Written Communications II

3 credits

Mathematics

MAT 210 Elements of Calculus

4 credits

Lab Science

Select two courses from this list. If you plan to transfer, consult the catalog or an advisor from the school you will transfer to as you make your selections.

8 credits

Humanities

Select from Humanities list. If you plan to transfer, consult the catalog or an advisor from the school you will transfer to as you make your selections.

9 credits

Social Science

Choose from Social Science list. If you plan to transfer, consult the catalog or an advisor from the school you will transfer to as you make your selections.

9 credits

 

AGEC-S: This General Education Program is intended for students majoring in a math or science curriculum.

To complete your General Education requirements, one of the courses taken to fulfill degree requirements must be designated as an Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry course and another must be designated as a Global/International/Historical Awareness course.

English

ENG 101 Written Communications I

3 credits

 

ENG 102 Written Communications II

3 credits

Mathematics

MAT 220 Calculus I or higher-level mathematics course.

4 credits

Lab Science

Select two of the following courses:

8 credits

 

If you plan to transfer, consult the catalog or an advisor from the school you will transfer to as you make your selections.

 

 

BIO 181  General Biology I

 

 

BIO 182  General Biology II

 

 

BIO 201  Human Anatomy and Physiology I

 

 

BIO 202  Human Anatomy and Physiology II

 

 

CHM 151  General Chemistry I

 

 

CHM 152  General Chemistry II

 

 

CHM 230  Fundamental Organic Chemistry

 

 

CHM 235  General Organic Chemistry

 

 

CHM 236  General Organic Chemistry II

 

 

PHY 211  Physics with Calculus I

 

 

PHY 212  Physics with Calculus II

 

Humanities

Select from Humanities list. If you plan to transfer, consult the catalog or an advisor from the school you will transfer to as you make your selections.

9 credits

Social Science

Select from Social Science list. If you plan to transfer, consult the catalog or an advisor from the school you will transfer to as you make your selections.

9 credits

 

Option 2 - Approved General Education Curriculum

File with your graduation petition a general education curriculum of at least 35 credits approved by a regionally accredited college or university for which equivalent transferable courses are available at EAC or an Arizona public university transfer guide for the major you intend to complete. Completion of those courses will fulfill the AGS Degree General Education requirement.

 

Total General Education Requirements

35 to 36 credits

 

Courses listed in Curriculum Requirements that qualify for General Education credit (see the General Education section of the catalog) may fulfill both General Education and Curriculum Requirements unless General Education Requirements are specified in the major.  

 

Elective Requirements

Select 28 to 29 credits of elective courses numbered at the 100 level or above to complete the 64 credits required for the degree. 

 

Total Elective Requirements

28 to 29 credits

 

Total Minimum Degree Requirements

64 credits

 

In addition to completing each of the courses listed above with a grade of "C" or better, you must meet the following general graduation requirements to obtain this degree:

  • Complete at least 16 degree credits at Eastern Arizona College.

  • Demonstrate a reading competency at the twelfth grade level or above by one of the following methods:
    1. EAC COMPASS reading assessment test score of 76 or higher*
    2. EAC ASSET reading assessment test score of 40 or higher*
    3. ACT Assessment Reading score of 18 or higher*
    4. SAT verbal score of 530 or higher*
    5. Completion of ENG 113, College Reading, with a grade of "C" or better
    6. Grade equivalency score of 12 or higher as demonstrated by the Nelson Denny, TABE, or ABLE tests*

*Your EAC COMPASS reading assessment test score is available on Student Information System terminals or from your advisor. If you took the ASSET test or submitted an ACT, SAT, Nelson Denny, TABE, or ABLE score, a derived EAC Compass score has been placed in your record and is available on Student Information System terminals or from your advisor.

  • File a Graduation Petition at least 60 calendar days prior to the end of the semester in which graduation is anticipated and pay the Graduation Fee of $25.

  • Remove any indebtedness to the College.

  • Complete the Sophomore Qualifying Examination that is administered each semester to students who have petitioned to graduate. The Sophomore Qualifying Examination is used as a measure of EAC's institutional effectiveness, and your score has no effect on your graduation status.