AGS – Specialist Degree Requirements
Completion of the degree with a "C" or higher in every course, guarantees that the student can transfer, upon admission, to the specific Colorado 4-year college or university with the appropriate 60 transferable credits. Grades "C" or higher are required for all general education coursework. "D" grades for required courses will count for degree completion, but will not transfer. In addition, a minimum 2.0 grade point average is required for degree completion.
Meet with a faculty advisor from your area of study to review a degree worksheet. This degree is a pre-professional degree intended to transfer to specific four-year colleges or universities in Colorado with whom RRCC has signed an articulation agreement. Each individual course may be considered for transfer to other colleges and universities.
General education and program specific requirements depend on the transfer agreement in place of the specific degree. You must complete the degree requirements as listed for the specific AGS you are earning. Consult a faculty advisor for course information.
- A minimum of 60 credits is required for the Associate of General Studies Specialist Degree.
- You must complete a minimum of 15 credits through Red Rocks Community College.
- You must file an Application for Graduation during the term in which you intend to graduate, according to the deadline published in the Class Schedule for that term. You must apply to graduate within one year of completing requirements.
- No more than 6 credits of independent study course work may be applied toward this degree.
- There is no limit on special-topic courses allowed to count toward an AGS degree. In individual cases, the limit will be determined by the program area. If you are taking special-topic courses, you should consult with your advisor regarding how these credits will apply toward a degree.
- The college reserves the right to substitute or delete courses.
- To earn multiple Red Rocks degrees, you must complete an additional 15 credits of coursework (above and beyond the original 60 credits required for the first degree) for each successive degree. These 15 credits must all apply toward the additional degree and must be completed through Red Rocks.
- With the approval of a faculty advisor and the instructional vice president, up to 3 credits of internship may apply toward this degree.