AS Degree General Education Requirements

All students pursuing an Associates in Science degree must fulfill general education requirements. The courses that will fulfill these requirements are listed below.

Communications (9 credits required)
Select one course in English:
ENG:105 Composition I 3
ENG:107 Composition I: Technical Writing 3
Select one course in English:
ENG:106 Composition II 3
ENG:108 Composition II: Technical Writing 3
Select one course in Speech:
SPC:112 Public Speaking 3
SPC:170 Professional Communication 3
Arts and Humanities (6 credits required)
Select one course from two of the following categories:
LIT:101 Introduction to Literature 3
LIT:111 American Literature since the Mid-1800's 3
LIT:183 Masterpieces: Neoclassical to Modern 3
LIT:185 Contemporary Literature 3
DRA:110* Introduction to Film 3
HUM:110 Changes and Choices 3
HUM:183 Living with Space, Time & Tech. 3
PHI:101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHI:105 Introduction to Ethics 3
PHI:110 Introduction to Logic 3
REL:101 Survey of World Religions 3
Fine Arts:
ART:101 Art Appreciation 3
DRA:101 Introduction to Theatre 3
DRA:110* Introduction to Film 3
HUM:135 Humanities of the Early World 3
HUM:136 Humanities of the Renaissance 3
HUM:137 Humanities of the Modern World 3
MUS:100 Music Appreciation 3
*DRA:110 Introduction to Film can fulfill either the Humanities
or the Fine Arts requirement, but not both.
Cultural/Historical Perspectives (3 credits required)
Select one course:
ANT:105 Cultural Anthropology 3
CLS:150 Latin Am. History and Culture 3
FL_____ Foreign Language - 1 Semester 3-4
GEO:121 World Regional Geography 3
GLS:100 Contemporary World Issues 3
HIS:117 West. Civ. I: Ancient and Medieval 3
HIS:118 West. Civ. II: Early Modern 3
HIS:119 West. Civ. III: Modern Period 3
HIS:151 U.S. History to 1877 3
HIS:152 U.S. History since 1877 3
HIS:211 Modern Asian History 3
HIS:231 Contemporary World Affairs 3
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
Select one course:
ECN:120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECN:130 Principles of Microeconomics 3
POL:111 American National Government 3
PSY:111 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC:110 Introduction to Sociology 3
Mathematics & Natural Sciences (24 credits required)
Select at least two Natural Sciences courses:
BIO:105 Introductory Biology 4
BIO:114 General Biology IA 4
BIO:115 General Biology IIA 4
BIO:125 Plant Biology 4
BIO:157 Human Biology 4
BIO:163 Ess.of Anatomy and Phys. 4
BIO:168 Human Anatomy and Phys. w/Lab I 4
BIO:173 Human Anatomy and Phys. w/Lab II 4
BIO:186 Microbiology 4
BIO:255 Neuroanatomy 3
CHM:122 Intro. to General Chemistry 4
CHM:132 Intro. to Organic and Biochemistry 4
CHM:165/166 General Chemistry I w/ Lab 4-5
CHM:175/176 General Chemistry II w/Lab 4-5
CHM:179 Principles of General Chemistry 6
CHM:261/263 Organic Chemistry I 4-5
CHM:271/273 Organic Chemistry II 4-5
ENV:111 Environmental Science 4
ENV:139 Energy and the Environment 4
ENV:145 Conservation Biology 4
PHS:120 Exploring Physical Science 4
PHS:152 Astronomy 4
PHS:166 Meteorology: Weather & Climate 4
PHS:172 Physical Geology 4
PHY:110 Survey of Physics I 3
PHY:111 Survey of Physics II 3
PHY:162 College Physics I 4
PHY:172 College Physics II 4
PHY:212 Classical Physics I 5
PHY:222 Classical Physics II 5
Select at least one Mathematics course:
MAT:128 Precalculus 4
MAT:140 Finite Mathematics 3
MAT:156 Statistics 3
MAT:165 Business Calculus 3
MAT:210 Calculus I 4
MAT:216 Calculus II 4
MAT:219 Calculus III 4
MAT:227 Differential Equations 4

Computer Skills (Demonstrated proficiency required)
To demonstrate proficiency, students may select one of the following options:

  • Complete the Computer Skills Proficiency Exam with a passing score, OR
  • Complete CSC:110 Introduction to Computers with a passing grade.

Electives (Up to 17 credits required)

Students choose electives according to their needs, interests and the requirements of their intended transfer college, to complete the 62 credit hours required of an Associate in Science degree.

While electives generally are chosen from any Arts and Science course numbered above 100, a maximum of 16 career technical education credit hours may be applied toward an AS

Additionally, no more than 4 credit hours of Human Development courses may be applied toward an AS degree.

Concentration Electives
To complete an Associates in Science Degree within a specific concentration, choose electives at or above the 100 level courses in one of the following areas: Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Conservation, Mathematics, Physics, Pre-Chiropractor, Pre-Health Professional.