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Online Associate of General Studies

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Fulfill Cultural or Vocational Objectives with Two Years of College Coursework.

LSU Eunice

Advance your skill set with an Associate of General Studies degree from LSU Eunice Online in as few as two years. The AGS offers a focused curriculum with subjects such as liberal arts, or business to develop for a number of in-demand careers. Or, pursue your goal of further studying for a baccalaureate degree. Whether you are looking to strengthen your career knowledge or pursue a baccalaureate degree, the curriculum of the online AGS program is ideal for students who wish to fulfill cultural or vocational objectives with two years of college coursework.

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The Associate of General Studies Degree is ideal if your goal is to continue studying for a baccalaureate degree.

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Earn a degree on your time

Earning the online Associate of General Studies Transfer Degree allows students to complete their coursework while balancing work, family, and other responsibilities.

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Throughout your entire academic journey, a personal Leaner Coach will be available to answer questions and offer encouragement.

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The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. For the Associate of General Studies, you are able to transfer up to 75% of previous credits (eligible to transfer).

Total credit hours: 60 credit hours

Cost per credit hour (with fees): $213

Total cost with fees, and the maximum amount of eligible credits allowed to transfer into the program: $3,195

Total cost with fees, no transfer credits, and no financial aid: $12,780

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Coach for the final program cost.


Course Listings

Required Courses (39 credits)

  • ENGL 1001 English Composition I | Credit hours: 3
  • ENGL 1002 English Composition II | Credit hours: 3
  • MATH 1015 Applied College Algebra | Credit hours: 3
  • MATH 1425 Elementary Statistics | Credit hours: 3
  • BIOL 1001 General Biology I | Credit hours: 3
  • ENVS 1126 Introduction to Environmental Sciences | Credit hours: 3
  • HIST 1001 History of Western Civilization to 1500 | Credit hours: 3
  • CMST 1061 Fundamentals of Communication Studies | Credit hours: 3
  • ENGL 2020 Survey of English Literature to 1798 | Credit hours: 3
  • MUS 1751 Music Appreciation | Credit hours: 3
  • SOCL 2001 Introduction to Sociology | Credit hours: 3
  • POLS 2051 Current Social Problems | Credit hours: 3
  • PSYC 2000 Introduction to Psychology | Credit hours: 3

Electives (*21 Credits; Students Choose 7 courses from the list below)

  • BADM 1001 Intro to Business | Credit hours: 3
  • ENGL 2002 Business Writing | Credit hours: 3
  • CMST 2010 Interpersonal Communication | Credit hours: 3
  • PHIL 1000 Intro to Philosophy | Credit hours: 3
  • ECON 2010 Principles of Macroeconomics | Credit hours: 3
  • GEOG 1001 Human Geography: World Regional Geography | Credit hours: 3
  • SOCL 2501 Current Social Problems | Credit hours: 3
  • ECON 2000 Principles of Microeconomics | Credit hours: 3

*NOTE: Students who need to take BADM 1001 will only complete 18 credits in the elective category to total overall program credit of 60 credits.

Degree & Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, please visit LSUE's Admission Portal

For program completion, students must meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum of six semester hours of General Education English composition, including ENGL 1002.
  • A minimum of six semester hours of math/analytical reasoning, three hours of which must be General Education math, beginning at a level no lower than college algebra.
  • A minimum of six semester hours in a General Education natural science is required.
  • A minimum of twelve semester hours in the Humanities and Fine Arts to include three hours in communication studies. The other three semester hours may come from General Education Arts, Music, or Theater.
  • A minimum of nine semester hours (six hours must be General Education, from which at least three hours must be at or above the sophomore level) in the Social Sciences is required which may include courses in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Mass Communication, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Additionally, select courses in Education or Health and Physical Recreation Education or Health and Physical Recreation Education may also satisfy this requirement. The following EDCI and HPRE courses can be used to satisfy the Social Science requirement: EDCI 1000, EDCI 2020, EDCI 2025, EDCI 2027, EDCI 2028, EDCI 2052, EDCI 2058, EDCI 2700, and HPRE 1600.
  • A minimum of 12 hours must be earned in an area of concentration which may be multidisciplinary (no more than 24 hours in one subject will be counted for degree credit).
  • The remaining hours (a maximum of nine semester hours) are electives and may be taken from the discipline areas list below:
    • Humanities / Fine Arts: Art, Communication Studies, English, Foreign Language, History, Mass Communication, Music, Philosophy, Theater
    • Social Science: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
    • Natural Sciences/Mathematics: Agronomy, Animal Science, Agriculture, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Dairy Science, Environmental Studies, Horticulture, Mathematics, Microbiology, Nutrition, Physical Science, Physics, Poultry Science, Zoology

In addition, to the above discipline areas, students may take elective courses in business, criminal justice, nursing, fire science, education, agriculture, etc.

The student must also meet the general degree requirements for all associate degree programs as listed in the LSU Eunice Catalog.

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The passion and excellence that LSU stands for have earned the school a coveted "Tier One" spot in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges.” As the state’s flagship university, LSU has been preparing students for rewarding careers for nearly 150 years. Today, LSU is equally proud of its strides to make education more accessible through innovative online degree programs that are every bit as rigorous as its on-campus programs

Through the dedication of an exceptional faculty and staff, LSU is one of only 30 universities in the United States designated as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution. In addition, LSU is the only public top-tier university—and the only university in Louisiana—to receive the honor of being placed in the "very high research activity" category by the Carnegie Foundation.

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