2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Associate of General Studies, A.G.S.

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The General Studies Associate degree program is for adult learners lacking a defined major area of study wishing to complete a degree. It allows a student who has completed credits that don’t fit neatly into another degree path to complete a degree in a timely manner.

  1. Any courses ordinarily accepted for credit by Friends University may be chosen as hours to apply toward the 60 credit hours required for graduation.
  2. Students may transfer in and count up to 40 earned credit hours toward the 60 credit hours required for graduation. Courses meeting the requirements may apply to general education or major requirements. Additional transfer hours may count towards a bachelor’s degree upon completion of the associate degree. 
  3. Students pursuing a General Studies degree must comply with the Friends University Residency Requirement. 
  4. Residency requirement for the A.G.S. degree requires students to complete 20 of the last 30 hours from Friends University.
  5. Students may apply a maximum of 30 credit hours of university-approved prior learning toward the AGS degree.
40 credit hours - general education core (all outcomes EXCEPT Number 7)
20 credit hours - elective credit
60 credit hours - total to graduate

General Education Goal 1: Intellectual and Practical Skills | 3 credit hours

General Education Goal 2: Quantitative Literacy | 3 credit hours

General Education Goal 3: Communication Skills | 9 credit hours

Written Communication (6-9 hours)

Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Course requirements are dependent upon placement.

General Education Goal 4: Breadth of Knowledge | 16 credit hours

Business (3 credit hours)

General Education Goal 6: Personal and Social Responsibility | 3 credit hours

General Education Goal 8: World Religion and Christianity | 3 hours

Elective Hours: 20 credit hours

Courses counted toward the major must be passed with an earned grade of ‘C’ or better.

Total Degree Requirements: 60 credit hours

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