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Associate in Science (A.S.)

Associate in Science (A.S.)*
60 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0650 for Science or Mathematics

General Education Requirements:

Credit Hours

Area A — 




EGL 101 and EGL 102



SPE 103


Area B — 




Two courses from MAT 131, MAT 250, MAT 251, MAT 252


Area C — 




One science course from the Life Sciences and one science course from the Physical Sciences; at least one of these courses must be a lab course


Area D — 

Social and Behavioral Sciences



Three courses from at least two different social or behavioral science disciplines


Area E — 

Humanities/Fine Arts



Three courses from the Humanities/Fine Arts; at least one course must be from Humanities and one course must be from Fine Arts


Area F — 

Global Studies**



One course that satisfies Global Studies requirement


Total General Education Requirements:



Major Requirements:

Credit Hours

CSC 170 and CSC 171; or


CSC 170 and CSC 172; or


CSC 170 and CSC 173; or


CSC 155; or


CSC 156


Courses to total a minimum of 14 semester credit hours from these disciplines:


Biology (BIO)


Chemistry (CHM)


Computer Science (CSC)


Earth Science (EAS)


Engineering (ENG)


Mathematics (MAT) (except MAT 110, 114, 116)


Physics (PHY)


Total Major Requirements:


Total Semester Credit Hours for Associate in Science Degree:




*May be completed entirely online.

**Students may take a Global Studies course that satisfies both Area F and another Area requirement.


See Division of Science and Health Careers page.See Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics department pages)

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