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2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of General Studies, AGS

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The Associate of General Studies degree provides an alternative for students pursuing some transfer programs to meet individual goals, balancing general education and elective transfer or career technical coursework. Award of this degree does not guarantee admission to a state four-year institution, or that all lower division general education requirements have been met, nor does it ensure junior status at a state four-year institution.

A student selecting this option still must meet the receiving university's admission requirements, including course standing, grade point average and foreign language.

All courses should be aligned with the student's intended program of study and the degree requirements at the intended transfer institution.

Each student is strongly encouraged to work with an academic advisor or counselor to match career goals with an appropriate program, and to select appropriate courses for a major at an intended transfer institution.

Degree Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 90 credits college-level coursework (see Notes).
  • Complete a minimum of 24 credits at Lane.
  • Pass all Foundational Skills courses with a grade of "C-" or "P" or better. 
  • Pass all Discipline Studies and Elective courses with a grade of "D-" or "P" or better.
  • Maximum 16 credits "P" may be used toward degree. This limit does not include courses only offered P/NP.
  • Cumulative GPA must be at least 2.0 when the Associate of General Studies degree is awarded.
  • While developmental Math (courses numbered less than 100) can be used to meet the Math requirement, developmental credits do not count toward the 90 college-level credits required for this degree.

General Education: Foundational

Foundational Skills must be a minimum of 3 credits each, except for Health/PE/Dance courses, which may be any number of credits.


Two courses (minimum 3 credits each). Choose two of the following:


Choose from the following:


Three credits of any PE or Dance, or 3 credits of Health from the approved Health/PE/Dance  list.

General Education: Discipline Studies

Minimum of 38 credits are required from the disciplines identified below. Discipline Studies must be a minimum of 3 credits each.

Arts and Letters

12 credits from the approved Arts and Letters  list

Social Science

12 credits from the approved Social Science  list

Science/Math/Computer Science

14 credits from the approved Science/Math/CS  list

NOTE: Only one of the BI 101s, and one of the BI 102s and one of the BI 103s will meet the Science/Math/Computer Science requirements for any Lane Degree. (See course listing  for more information about specific courses).


Any courses 100-level or higher that bring total credits to 90 credits, including: 

  • Up to 18 credits of Cooperative Education.
  • Up to 12 credits of Individual Music Lessons (MUP).
  • Up to 12 credits of Physical Education activity may be included within the entire degree.
  • Any number of Career Technical Education Courses . Consult an academic advisor about taking Career Technical Education courses to meet this degree requirements, as policies on accepting Career Technical credits vary at other colleges and universities.


  • College-level courses are numbered 100 or higher. Courses numbered 001-099 are considered developmental.
  • University second language admission requirements for transfer students graduating high school in 1997 and thereafter include one of the following:
    • two terms of a college-level second language with an average grade of C- or above, OR
    • two years of the same high school-level second language with an average grade of C- or above, OR
    • satisfactory performance on an approved second language assessment of proficiency.
    • demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language meets this second language admission requirement.
  • Credit-by-Exam and Credit-by-Assessment may comprise up to 25% of total degree credits.
  • Repeatable courses may be used once to meet a Discipline Studies requirement. Any additional allowable repeats may be used to meet Elective requirements.
  • Lower-division college-level courses (100 and 200-level) taken at Lane might not meet the requirements of an upper-division course with a similar title and content offered by other colleges and universities. In such cases, the courses in question will generally transfer as electives.
  • Courses numbered 199, 280, 298, or 299 count as electives, and do not meet Foundational or Discipline Studies requirements. 
  • Courses numbered 199 and 299 are experimental, and may later be reviewed and approved for Discipline Studies.

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