May 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Associate in Science

The purpose and intent of this degree are to prepare the student to transfer to an upper division baccalaureate degree program. It gives emphasis to those majoring in areas such as agriculture, engineering and technology, and the sciences with substantial undergraduate requirements in mathematics, natural sciences, and similar areas. While a student may enter directly into employment upon attainment of this degree, the goal of programs that award this degree is successful transfer with junior status. For successful transfer with program emphasis in agriculture, engineering and technology, and the sciences with a substantial undergraduate requirement in mathematics and the natural sciences, a large component of this degree, at least 24 semester hours of coursework shall be in general education.  Coursework should include essential communication and computation skills.

General Education Core Requirements

Each A.S. program is required to include a minimum of 24 credit hours in general education courses, called core requirements, already selected or to be selected from the following:

Humanities and Communications

9 credits required (minimum 6 from communication group)

Social Science


This list includes all general education courses for the Associate in Science degree.  Refer to the specific program of study for acceptable options.

1These courses may not transfer to some Associate in Arts baccalaureate programs as an acceptable math core. Students should check with the transfer institution before choosing these courses for their math core requirements.

Remaining academic work is composed of courses relating to specific programs. Courses required for each program are prescribed in sequence within the Academic Programs section in this catalog. Refer to the Core Coursework Transfer Agreement  for additional information.

*General Studies Transfer

** Course Equivalency Transfer