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2017-2018 Catalog

Associate in Science, AS - College Transfer - General Studies - CIP Code: 24.0101


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The Associate in Science (AS) degree is designed for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in areas of study or professional programs that require strong mathematics and science backgrounds. Upon transfer, students who earn the Associate in Science degree generally major in fields such as biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and physics.

Upon successful completion of this degree, graduates will be able to:

  • Apply strategies to acquire new information (concepts and perspectives) in a variety of academic disciplines
  • Analyze academic, workplace, and societal issues presented in a variety of academic disciplines using discipline-specific concepts and underlying perspectives
  • Use critical thinking (reason and creativity in problem-solving and decision-making) in a variety of academic disciplines
  • Demonstrate use of technology appropriate to a variety of academic disciplines

Course Requirements for Associate in Science (60-61 Credits)


General Education (45 Credits)


The general education common course pathway includes study in the areas of English, communication; humanities and fine arts; social and behavioral sciences; natural sciences and mathematics.

Universal General Education Transfer Courses (34 Credits)


All Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) courses will transfer for equivalency credit.

Credit Hour Requirements* | Courses Fulfilling Requirements

All courses below are considered UGETC courses

English Composition (6 credits)

The following two English compositions courses are required:

Communication/Humanities/Fine Arts (6 credits)

Select two courses from the following from at least two different disciplines:

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

Select two courses from the following from at least two different disciplines:

Mathematics (8 credits)

Select two courses from the following:

Natural Sciences (8 credits)

Select eight credits from the following courses:

Additional General Education Hours (11 Credits)


An additional 11 credits should be should be selected from courses classified as general education within the CAA. Students should select these courses based on their intended major and transfer university. General education courses are listed below.

General Education Electives:

Other Required Hours (15 Credits)


An additional 14 credits of courses should be selected from courses classified as pre-major, elective, or general education courses within the CAA. Students should select these courses based on their intended major and transfer university. Pre-major/elective courses are listed below.

Academic Transition (1 credit)


The following course is required:

Pre-Major/Electives:


Note:


* Individual program may provide specific course requirements

Fall Semester I


Total Credits: 18


Spring Semester I


  • ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines Credits: 3
  • Natural Science Requirement Credits: 4
  • Mathematics Requirement Credits: 4
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Requirement Credits: 3
  • Social/Behavioral Science Requirement Credits: 3

Total Credits: 17


Fall Semester II


  • General Education Credits: 3-4
  • General Education Credits: 3-4
  • General Education Credits: 3-4
  • General Education Credits: 3-4

Total Credits: 12-16


Spring Semester II


  • Pre-major, Elective, or General Education Credits: 3
  • Pre-major, Elective, or General Education Credits: 3
  • Pre-major, Elective, or General Education Credits: 3
  • Pre-major, Elective, or General Education Credits: 0-4

Total Credits: 9-13


Total credit hours required for degree: 60


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