Associate of General Studies Degrees
Colorado Mountain College offers two types of Associate of General Studies degrees: the Generalist degree and program-specific AGS degrees.
AGS Degree Requirements
All AGS degrees (with the exception of the AGS-Generalist degree) are the result of articulation agreements with public baccalaureate degree-granting institutions. They are transferable only into the particular program identified by the articulation agreement. These include Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Engineering, and Outdoor Recreation Leadership. Consult with your academic advisor for additional information.
To be accepted into an AGS program, you must demonstrate college-level proficiency through ACT/SAT scores, college transcripts or placement tests. Inadequate skills in reading, writing and mathematics may require you to enroll in developmental studies courses before enrolling in courses required for the degree. This could affect the sequence in which you can take courses and may extend the time required to earn your degree. For more details please see the Academic Placement and Testing section.
Please note that recent changes to the Colorado Department of Education’s policy for Higher Education Admissions Requirements (HEAR) stipulate that students wishing to enter or transfer to any public four-year school in Colorado must successfully complete at least one year of foreign language at the high school level. If you have not fulfilled this requirement, please be advised that you are required to take FRE 111, GER 111, ITA 111, JPN 111, RUS 111, or SPA 111 to gain admittance to a four-year school. Although these courses do not fulfill the Guaranteed Transfer Arts and Humanities requirement, they do count as five elective credits.
Specific course requirements are listed on the Associate of General Studies checklists found on the College web site.
To graduate, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C” average) or “P” (passing) or better on all courses taken at Colorado Mountain College. At least 80 percent of the semester credits applied toward graduation must be letter graded.
You must earn 45 credits at Colorado Mountain College or, if transferring previous credits, a minimum of 15 college-level credit hours must be earned at Colorado Mountain College. Awarded or non-traditional credit may not be used to fulfill this requirement. No more than six credits of work experience, internship, special topics, and/or cooperative education may be applied toward graduation.
If you already have a Colorado Mountain College degree, you must earn at least 15 additional credits, not already applied to the first degree, to receive a second degree. Please see our web site at www.coloradomtn.edu for the most current information.