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General information for all A.S. degree seekers

The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university to major in either biology or chemistry. Because requirements vary at each four-year college or university, students should check with the school they plan to transfer to or an advisor or counselor to make sure they’re taking the right courses.

There are three areas of concentration for the Associate in Science degree.

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Pre-Professional Studies - Health Emphasis

Degree Requirements

In order to receive the Associate in Science degree, the student must complete the requirements, the general education requirements listed below, and the specialized education requirements for either Biology, Chemistry, or Pre-Professional Studies.

Associate in Science - Biology

A.S. Biology (PDF)

COLL 100 First Year Seminar 1
General Education Requirements
ENGL 101 Composition and Reading I 3
ENGL 102 Composition and Reading II 3
COMM 100 Fundamentals of Speech 3
Two of the following:
HIST 120 United States History to 1865 6
HIST 121 United States History Since 1865
POLS 136 Introduction to U.S. National Politics
Humanities Elective 3
Specific Program Requirements
BIOL 104
BIOL 106
   ~or~
BIOL 123
BIOL 124
General Botany and
General Zoology
   ~or~
General Biology for Majors I and
General Biology for Majors II
8-10
BIOL Elective At least 3 hours must be 200 or above 3-5
CHEM 111 General College Chemistry I 5
CHEM 112 General College Chemistry II 5
CHEM 221
CHEM 222
   ~or~
PHYS 130
PHYS 131
Organic Chemistry I and
Organic Chemistry II
   ~or~
General Physics I and
General Physics II


10
MATH 115
MATH 120
   ~or~
MATH 180
Statistics and
College Algebra
   ~or~
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

5-6
Electives as needed to reach 60 3-6
Total Credit Hours Required 60 60-65

Associate in Science - Chemistry

A.S. Chemistry (PDF)

COLL 100 First Year Seminar 1
General Education Requirements
ENGL 101 Composition and Reading I 3
ENGL 102 Composition and Reading II 3
COMM 100 Fundamentals of Speech 3
HIST 120
HIST 121
POLS 136
United States History to 1865 or
United States History Since 1865 or
Introduction to American National Politics
3
Choose any one guaranteed transfer course (any MOTR courses) 3-5
Specific Program Requirements
CHEM 111 General College Chemistry I 5
CHEM 112 General College Chemistry II 5
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I 5
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II 5
MATH 180 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5
MATH 190 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 5
MATH 210 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III 5
PHYS 220 Engineering Physics I 5
PHYS 221 Engineering Physics II 5
Total Credit Hours Required 61-63

Associate in Science - Preprofessional Studies - Health Emphasis

A.S. Preprofessional Studies – Health Emphasis (PDF)

The Associate in Science – Preprofessional Studies – Health Emphasis degree is designed for students who intend to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree in fields including, but not limited to, Nursing, Dietetics, Radiologic Technology, Health Science, and Dental Hygiene.

Additionally, upon completion of this degree, students will have completed many of the prerequisites for graduate programs such as Master of Occupational Therapy and Doctor of Physical Therapy.

COLL 100 First Year Seminar or
HLSC 100 Introduction to Health Professions
1-2
General Education Requirements
ENGL 101 Composition and Reading I 3
ENGL 102 Composition and Reading II 3
COMM 100 Fundamentals of Speech 3
HIST 120
HIST 121
POLS 136
United States History to 1865 or
United States History Since 1865 or
Introduction to U. S. National Politics or
3
PYSC 140 General Psychology 3
SOCI 160 Sociology 3
PHIL 100
PHIL 203
Introduction to Philosophy or
Ethics
3
MATH 115 Statistics 3
MATH 120 College Algebra 3
CHEM 105
CHEM 111
Introductory Chemistry for Health Sciences or
General Chemistry
5
BIOL 110 Human Anatomy 5
BIOL 210 Human Physiology 5
Additional elective courses (approved list): 20
BIOL 101 General Biology 5
BIOL 132 Human Nutrition 3
BIOL 150
HIM 100
Medical Terminology or
Medical Terminology
2-3
BIOL 208 Microbiology 5
PHYS 130 General Physics I 5
PHYS 131 General Physic II 5
PYSC 243 Human Lifespan Development 4
At MOST one course numbered 100 or above from any of the following designators:
ANTH, BIOL, CHEM, ECED, EHSS, EMS, HIM, HLSC, OTHA, PNUR, PSYC, PTHA, RATE, RNUR, SOCI, SOWK, SURT  
At MOST one course numbered 100 or above from any of the following designators:  
ANTH, ARAB, ART, CHIN, COMM, DANC, EDUC, ENGL, FREN, GERM, HIST, HUMN, MUSI, PHIL, POLS, SIGN, SPAN, THEA  
Total General Credit Hours 63-64