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Concentrations in the Associate of General Studies Degree


The Program

The Associate of General Studies degree provides students, especially adult learners, the opportunity to pursue a flexible degree program to meet their unique interests, career goals, and academic needs. Reflecting EKU’s commitment to a liberal arts education, the degree allows students to concentrate in an area of interest while selecting from a wide variety of courses to meet personal, educational, or career goals. This degree is designed for students who want to advance in their careers, change careers, pursue a lifelong interest beyond their careers, or use the degree as a pathway to a baccalaureate degree.


The Associate of General Studies degree has become more attractive with the growth of business and industry in the area and with the increase in minimum educational requirements for employment or promotion. In addition to those students wishing to enhance their employability, other students will find the program offers numerous opportunities to seek a degree for their personal satisfaction. The degree allows students to gain confidence in their abilities by earning a degree at the associate level prior to enrolling in a baccalaureate program. The associate degree provides opportunities for students who wish to consolidate previously earned credits to complete their first degree. Serving students from a varied background of college readiness, this degree provides students a defined path to success in earning one or more degrees. Upon successful completion of EKU’s Associate of General Studies degree, the student will have met all General Education requirements, which will apply toward a four-year program at EKU or any other regional Kentucky institution.

University Graduation Requirements (40 hours)

  • General Education (36 hours)
  • Student Success Seminar (1 hour)
  • Wellness (3 hours)

Applied Engineering and Technology Concentration

Major Requirements (12 hours)
  • AEM 201 – Metallic Material Processes
  • EET 251 – Electricity and Electronics
  • GCM 211 – Graphic Communications
  • TEC 190 – Technical Graphics
Electives (9 hours)

Computer Networking Systems Concentration

Major Requirements (12 hours)
  • NET 302 – PC Troubleshooting and Construction
  • NET 303 – LANs and PC Communications
  • NET 354 – Microcomputer and Network Security
  • Plus three additional hours of NET coursework
Electives (9 hours)

Electricity and Electronics Concentration

Major Requirements (12 hours)
  • EET 251 – Electricity and Electronics
  • EET 252 – Digital Electronics
  • EET 257 – Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • EET 253 – Microprocessor Control Systems OR
  • EET 351 – Programmable Logic Controllers
Electives (9 hours)

Total Curriculum Requirements (60-61 hours)

Course and credit-hour requirements will vary based upon concentration selected and student’s specific orientation course needs.

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