An Associate of Science in General Sciences degree provides students a broad range of courses that can be transferred to degree programs at a four-year college or university. This degree provides students with exposure to many different subjects and perspectives. It requires a minimum of 60 college-level credit hours, with 33 hours of general education requirements and 27 hours of electives. Many students choose to earn an Associate of Science in General Sciences degree prior to transferring to a four-year college or university. (See sample degree program below.)

Important: Students graduating with an associate of science degree must complete an approved cultural diversity course. Some of the approved courses are able to meet both the cultural diversity requirement and a general education requirement. A list of approved cultural diversity courses can be found in the list of AS general education electives.

(Major Code 1010; State CIP Code 24.0101)

Associate of Science Degree

First Semester

Electives6
ENGL 121Composition I*3
Communications Elective ^3
Humanities Elective ^3
Total Hours15

Second Semester

Electives6
MATH 171College Algebra* (or higher)3
Communications Elective ^3
Social Science/Economics Elective ^3
Total Hours15

Third Semester

Electives9
Humanities Elective ^3
Science course with Lab ^4
Total Hours16

Fourth Semester

Electives6
Science and/or Mathematics Elective ^5
Social Science/Economics Elective ^3
Total Hours14
Total Program Hours: 60

NOTE: The Science and Mathematics area requires 12 hours, which must include at least one course in mathematics and at least one in a lab science.