The ASGS offers courses for students who have completed high school or have passed the General Educational Development (GED) test, and who perhaps have completed some courses either at an appropriately accredited college or in the United States armed forces.
The ASGS program requires the successful completion of 60 semester credit hours of instruction at the lower level (freshman and sophomore years), including a minimum of 15-semester credit hours of general education courses comprising English, mathematics, social sciences, and the humanities; and 6 credit hours in Information Technology.
Applicants to the ASGS program who have attended other appropriately accredited post-secondary educational institutions or have received training in the U.S. military with ACE-recommended credits may transfer up to 75 percent of the credit-hours towards the ASGS requirements. For all courses offered for transfer credit, the applicant must have earned a passing grade of C or better.
Some students may possess extraordinary life experiences that may enable them to waive some courses. The Admissions Committee will determine whether or not to waive courses in areas where students have demonstrated expertise.
ASGS Program Objectives
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Exhibit a wide breadth of knowledge in areas such as history, humanities, civilization, mathematics, physics, literature, government, sociology, and information technology
- Demonstrate useful skills in quantitative and qualitative analysis, writing, and communications that are critical to operating in various working environments and organizations
- Demonstrate knowledge in computer science and information technology and apply it to work as activities and individual endeavors
- Utilize such knowledge on a day to day basis, at work, and in future academic pursuits