Associate in General Studies

Associate in General Studies Degree

(575) 527-7519

The Associate in General Studies degree program is intended for those wishing to tailor an associate degree to their own specific needs. It allows students to include courses from a variety of program areas. It is not intended, however, to be a substitute for the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree programs, which prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs.

Students who have previously earned an associate degree from DACC or from any other institution are ineligible to receive the Associate in General Studies degree. Similarly, the Associate in General Studies degree will not be awarded concurrently with any other associate degree offered by DACC.

Requirements for this degree are as follows:

  1. Complete a total of 66 credit hours (excludes noncredit courses, such as those with an “N” suffix);
  2. Complete English and mathematics basic skills (See Basic Academic Skills for Associate Degree);
  3. Achieve a 2.0 cumulative GPA; and
  4. Complete the last 15 hours at any DACC center or NMSU campus. Credits gained through CLEP or ACT, challenge credit, and/or credit from another college/university or correspondence school may not be used to fulfill this 15-hour requirement.

Under the SOCAD agreement, military personnel and their families are exempt from the requirements described in item 4 above.

Name: Brad Mazdra, Director of Academic Advising

Office Location: DASR 103D

Phone: (575) 527-7519