Associate of Science Degree Requirements

To earn the Associate of Science degree, the student must successfully complete courses from the following areas to meet the minimum general education distribution requirements:

Written Communication - 6 semester hours

To meet this distribution requirement, the student must successfully complete English 151 and one (1) additional course selected from English 102, 152, 155, or 254.

Mathematics and/or Science* - 8 semester hours

To meet this distribution requirement, the student must:

  1. Successfully complete courses selected from two (2) or more of the following subjects: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Mathematics, Geography 151, Physical Science, Physics.
  2. Pass the Mathematics assessment or successfully complete at least three (3) semester hours of mathematics from courses numbered MATH 124 or higher.

*It is strongly recommended that students select a science course with a scheduled laboratory period.

Social Science - 9 semester hours

To meet this distribution requirement, the student must successfully complete Political Science 151 and additional courses selected from two (2) different subject areas listed below:

Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography (except 151), History, Political Science (except 151), Psychology, Social Work, or Sociology.

Computer Skills

To meet this distribution requirement, the student must successfully complete one (1) course selected from CIS 130, MDTC 160, WPR 102, or WPR 110, or achieve a satisfactory score on a computer skills assessement.

Humanities - 3 semester hours

To meet this distribution requirement, the student must successfully complete courses selected from one (1) different subject areas listed below:

Art, Communications, Drama, English (excluding 101 and ENGL courses taken to meet Written Communication requirements), Foreign Language, Humanities, Journalism, Music, Philosophy, Speech, or Theater.