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2013 - 2014 Catalog 
2013 - 2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

General Studies, A.G.S.


The General Studies Program is a flexible and academically structured program designed for those students whose academic objectives cannot be met by other programs offered by the College. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college are encouraged to seek appropriate advising to ensure course transferability, and may wish to consider the Associate of Arts Louisiana Transfer Degree  or the Associate of Science Louisiana Transfer Degree .

The General Studies program provides opportunities for students to follow a pre-baccalaureate course of study in several academic areas. With an advisor, an educational plan is developed for the selected course of study. Students are encouraged to declare a major in General Studies prior to enrolling in the last fifteen (15) semester hours of coursework. The following requirements are needed to earn the Associate of General Studies degree:

  • Twenty-five percent (25%) of coursework used to meet degree requirements must be taken at Delgado, with nine (9) of those semester hours in major area of concentration.
  • Courses in major area of concentration must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
  • At least twelve (12) semester hours must be taken in courses numbered 200 or above.

See General Education Requirements  for approved Fine Arts, Humanities, Social Science and Natural Science courses.

Required Courses in Major

Required grade of  “C” or higher.

  • Eighteen (18) or twenty-one (21) semester hours in an approved discipline/subject area. The concentration must be in a subject area where an associate’s degree is not offered. General Studies students must seek the assistance of their advisor for this selection.


  • Nine (9) or Twelve (12) semester hours from a series or grouping of related discipline/subject area courses. General Studies students must seek the assistance of their advisor with this selection.

Free Elective

  • 3 credit hours (from courses numbered 100 or above)



See Graduation Requirements .

Students planning to pursue a baccalaureate program should contact that receiving institution for determination of course transferability. A listing of Delgado courses can be found at Delgado Community College’s web site at