Associate of Science

The associate of science degree from JCCC

  • is designed as a professional-oriented degree for transfer to another college or university to support progress toward earning a bachelors degree. 
  • requires a minimum of 63 college-level credit hours with a 2.0 or higher GPA.
  • requires the completion of a cultural diversity course from a list of approved courses. Some courses in the approved list will also meet humanities, social science or non-lab science requirements for this degree.

The credit hours necessary to complete the associate of science degree include the following general education requirements plus 30 additional credit hours:

General Education AreaCredit Hours
9

These courses fulfill the communication skills requirements for the Associate of Science (AS) degree. Please refer to your specific degree for a list of all requirements.

A. Communications
ENGL 121Composition I*3
B. Communications Elective
Select two of the following:6
Composition II*
Technical Writing I*
Writing for Interactive Media*
Business Communications*
Interpersonal Communication
Public Speaking
Personal Communication
Intercultural Communication (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)
Total Hours9
6

These courses fulfill the humanities requirements for the Associate of Science (AS) degree. Please refer to your specific degree for a list of all requirements.

Two courses from any of the following categories may count toward the six required hours.

A. Literature/Theater
ENGL 130Introduction to Literature*3
ENGL 215U.S. Latino and Latina Literature* (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
ENGL 217Literature by Women* (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
ENGL 227Introduction to Poetry*3
ENGL 230Introduction to Fiction*3
ENGL 235Drama as Literature*3
ENGL 246American Literature I*3
ENGL 247American Literature II*3
ENGL 250World Masterpieces*3
ENGL 254Masterpieces of the Cinema*3
THEA 120Introduction to Theater3
B. Foreign Language
FL 178Intermediate Russian I*3
FL 179Intermediate Russian II*3
FL 182Intermediate Japanese I*5
FL 192Intermediate Chinese I*3
FL 193Intermediate Chinese II*3
FL 195Intermediate Arabic I*3
FL 220Intermediate German I*3
FL 221Intermediate German II*3
FL 230Intermediate Spanish I*3
FL 231Intermediate Spanish II*3
FL 240Intermediate French I*3
FL 241Intermediate French II*3
C. History
HIST 125Western Civilization: Ancient World to the Renaissance3
HIST 126Western Civilization: Scientific Revolution to the Modern Age3
HIST 128Medieval History3
HIST 129Early Modern Europe 1500-17893
HIST 130European History Since 17893
HIST 135Eastern Civilization (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
HIST 137African American Studies (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
HIST 140U.S. History to 18773
HIST 141U.S. History Since 18773
HIST 151World History I: Traditional World (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
HIST 152World History II: Modern World (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
HIST 160Modern Russian History (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
HIST 162Modern Latin America (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
D. Humanities
ARTH 180Art History: Ancient to Renaissance (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
ARTH 182Art History: Renaissance to Modern3
ARTH 184Art History: Twentieth Century3
ARTH 188History of Photography3
HUM 122Introduction to Humanities3
HUM 145Introduction to World Humanities I (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
HUM 146Introduction to World Humanities II (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
HUM 155Classical Mythology3
HUM 156Contemporary Approaches to World Mythology3
HUM 165Introduction to Chinese Culture3
HUM 167Introduction to Japanese Culture (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
JOUR 120Mass Media and Society3
MUS 121Introduction to Music Listening3
MUS 125Introduction to Jazz Listening3
MUS 126Introduction to World Music (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
MUS 128History of Rock and Roll Music (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
REL 120Exploring World Religions (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
REL 125Religions of the East (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
REL 126Religions of the West (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
E. Philosophy
PHIL 121Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 124Logic and Critical Thinking3
PHIL 128Environmental Ethics3
PHIL 143Ethics3
PHIL 154History of Ancient Philosophy3
PHIL 176Philosophy of Religion3
Total Program Hours6
6

These courses fulfill the social science/economics requirements for the Associate of Science (AS) degree. Please refer to your specific degree for a list of all requirements.

Two courses from any of the following categories may count toward the six required hours.

A. Anthropology
ANTH 125Cultural Anthropology (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
ANTH 126Physical Anthropology3
ANTH 130World Cultures (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
ANTH 142World Prehistory (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
ANTH 165Linguistic Anthropology (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
B. Economics
ECON 132Survey of Economics3
ECON 230Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 231Principles of Microeconomics3
C. Political Science
POLS 122Political Science3
POLS 124American National Government3
POLS 126State and Local Government3
POLS 132Introduction to Comparative Government (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
POLS 135International Relations (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
POLS 175Environmental Policy and Law3
POLS 192Political Theory (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
D. Psychology
PSYC 121Applied Psychology3
PSYC 130Introduction to Psychology3
E. Sociology
SOC 122Introduction to Sociology (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
SOC 125Social Problems (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
SOC 131Sociology of Families3
F. Gender and Ethnic Studies
WGS 201Global Women's Studies (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
Total Program Hours6
12

These courses fulfill the science and mathematics requirements for the Associate of Science (AS) degree. Please refer to your specific degree for a list of all requirements.

Must include at least one course in mathematics and at least one in a lab science.

A. Mathematics
MATH 171College Algebra*3
MATH 172Trigonometry*3
MATH 173Precalculus*5
MATH 175Discrete Mathematics and its Applications*3
MATH 181Statistics*3
MATH 231Business and Applied Calculus I*3
MATH 232Business and Applied Calculus II*3
MATH 241Calculus I*5
MATH 242Calculus II*5
MATH 243Calculus III*5
MATH 254Differential Equations*4
A. Science
(Life Science)
BIOL 121Introductory Biology for Non-Majors4
BIOL 124Oceanus: Essentials of Oceanography3
BIOL 125General Botany5
BIOL 127General Zoology5
BIOL 130Environmental Science3
BIOL 131Environmental Science Lab*1
BIOL 134Principles of Sustainability3
BIOL 135Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIOL 140Human Anatomy4
BIOL 144Human Anatomy and Physiology*5
BIOL 150Biology of Organisms*5
BIOL 225Human Physiology*4
BIOL 230Microbiology*3
BIOL 231Microbiology Lab*2
(Physical Science)
ASTR 120Fundamentals of Astronomy3
ASTR 122Astronomy4
CHEM 120Chemistry in Society*4
CHEM 122Principles of Chemistry*5
CHEM 124General Chemistry I Lecture*4
CHEM 125General Chemistry I Lab*1
CHEM 131General Chemistry II Lecture*4
CHEM 132General Chemistry II Lab*1
CHEM 140Principles of Organic Biological Chemistry*5
GEOS 130General Geology5
GEOS 140Physical Geography3
GEOS 141Physical Geography Lab*2
GEOS 145World Regional Geography (Also meets Cultural Diversity Requirement)3
PHYS 130College Physics I*5
PHYS 131College Physics II*5
PHYS 220Engineering Physics I*5
PHYS 221Engineering Physics II*5
PSCI 120Physical Science4
Total Program Hours12
1 course

These courses fulfill the cultural diversity requirements for the Associate of Science (AS) degree. Please refer to your specific degree for a list of all requirements.

Cultural Diversity Courses
ADMJ 223The World of Crime*3
ANTH 125Cultural Anthropology (Also meets a General Education requirement)3
ANTH 130World Cultures (Also meets a General Education requirement)3
ANTH 134Native Americans3
ANTH 135American Indian Artistic Tradition3
ANTH 142World Prehistory (Also meets a General Education requirement)3
ANTH 150People and Cultures of Mesoamerica3
ANTH 165Linguistic Anthropology (Also meets a General Education Requirement)3
ARTH 180Art History: Ancient to Renaissance3
ARTH 186Art History: Introduction to Asian Art3
BIOL 132Introduction to Public Health3
BUS 235Introduction to International Business3
ENGL 215U.S. Latino and Latina Literature* (Also meets a General Education requirement)3
ENGL 217Literature by Women* (Also meets a General Education requirement)3
ENGL 244Literature of American Popular Music*3
FL 145Field Study in Russian Language Culture2
GEOS 145World Regional Geography3
GIST 101Study Abroad Reflections*1-3
GIST 250Introduction to Globalization3
HC 125International Awareness Field Study2
HIST 135Eastern Civilization (Also meets a General Education requirement)3
HIST 137African American Studies (Also meets a General Education requirement)3
HIST 150Islam: Religion and Civilization3
HIST 151World History I: Traditional World (Also meets a General Education requirement)3
HIST 152World History II: Modern World (Also meets a General Education requirement)3
HIST 160Modern Russian History (Also meets a General Education requirement)3
HIST 162Modern Latin America (Also meets a General Education requirement)3
HIST 167Introduction to History: Japan3
HIST 180North American Indian History3
HIST 195History of the Middle East3
HUM 137Introduction to Russian Culture3
HUM 145Introduction to World Humanities I (Also meets a General Education requirement)3
HUM 146Introduction to World Humanities II (Also meets a General Education requirement)3
HUM 150Islam: Religion Civilization3
HUM 156Contemporary Approaches to World Mythology3
HUM 167Introduction to Japanese Culture (Also meets a General Education requirement)3
JOUR 220International Media3
INTR 145Introduction to the Deaf Community*3
MUS 126Introduction to World Music (Also meets a General Education requirement)3
MUS 128History of Rock and Roll Music3
PHIL 142History of Asian Philosophy3
POLS 132Introduction to Comparative Government (Also meets a General Education Requirement)3
POLS 135International Relations (Also meets a General Education requirement)3
POLS 192Political Theory (Also meets a General Education requirement)3
POLS 200Model United Nations3
PSYC 205Human Sexuality*3
PSYC 220Social Psychology*3
REL 120Exploring World Religions (Also meets a General Education requirement)3
REL 125Religions of the East (Also meets a General Education requirement)3
REL 126Religions of the West (Also meets a General Education requirement)3
REL 150Islam: Religion Civilization3
SOC 122Introduction to Sociology (Also meets a General Education requirement)3
SOC 125Social Problems (Also meets a General Education requirement)3
SOC 146Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare3
SOC 165Contemporary Chinese Society3
SOC 240Sociology of Community3
SPD 180Intercultural Communication (Also meets a General Education requirement)3
WGS 201Global Women's Studies (Also meets a General Education requirement)3
WGS 220The Many Women of Islam3
Total Hours:33

*Course has prerequisites