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Associate of Science

Program Description

The Associate of Science (AS) degrees is a 2-year undergraduate transfer degree program designed largely for the completion of the general education requirements and related lower division studies typically pursued during the first two years of a four-year baccalaureate degree program. Most of the coursework in this transfer AS degree programs encompasses CSU’s Core Curriculum requirements, which include some preparatory or introductory coursework for particular upper division majors.  However, these transfer associate degrees do not include in-depth studies in a particular major, as in-depth studies in a major field are typically pursued at the upper division level (last two years) of a four-year degree program

Career Opportunities

The Associate of Science (AS) degrees is a 2-year undergraduate transfer degree program designed largely for the completion of the general education requirements and related lower division studies typically pursued during the first two years of a four-year baccalaureate degree program

Admission Requirements

There are no program specific admission requirements

Learning Outcomes

Students demonstrate competency in written communication by writing effectively in a variety of situations and for a variety of audiences.

Students demonstrate competency in reading by interpreting the meaning of key terms; recognizing the primary purpose of a passage; making appropriate inferences; and recognizing rhetorical devices.
 

Students demonstrate competency in quantitative reasoning by solving real-world problems that involve numerical data.

Students demonstrate competency in critical thinking by interpreting and evaluating evidence in a piece of writing and drawing valid conclusions based on the information presented

Additional Program Requirements

There are no program specific academic regulations

Program of Study

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:

MATH 1001
MATH 1101
MATH 1111
MATH 1113
MATH 1125
MATH 1131


Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 5

COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:

Group 1:
ITDS 2726
ITDS 2727
ITDS 2735
ITDS 2746
ITDS 2748
ITDS 2759
ITDS 2755
LIBR 2705

OR
Select one of the following courses:

EURO 2105
HIST 1111
HIST 1112
INTS 2105
ITDS 1125
ITDS 1779
LEAD 1705
LIBR 1105
POLS 2401
Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.

Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:

ENGL 2111
ENGL 2112
ITDS 1145*
ITDS 1155
ITDS 2125
PHIL 2010
Select one of the following fine arts courses:
ARTH 1100
ITDS 1145*
MUSC 1100
THEA 1100

*ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Tech. Required Hours: 10-11
Select one science course with a lab; the other course may be lab or non-lab. (Note that students with educational goals in STEM fields should select two lab courses in subjects approved by their advisers.)

ANTH 1145 (no lab)
ASTR 1105/1305 (lab optional)
ASTR 1106/1305
ATSC 1112/1112L
BIOL 1215K (lab included)
BIOL 1125 (no lab)
BIOL 1225K (lab included)
CHEM 1151/1151L
CHEM 1152/1152L
CHEM 1211/1211L
CHEM 1212/1212L
ENVS 1105/1105L (lab optional)
ENVS 1205K
GEOL 1110 (no lab)
GEOL 1121/1121L
GEOL 1122/1322
GEOL 2225 (lab included)
PHYS 1111/1311
PHYS 1112/1312
PHYS 1125/1325 (lab optional)
PHYS 2211/2311
PHYS 2212/2312

Select one of the following courses or a science course from above. (Note that students with educational goals in STEM fields should consult an adviser to select an appropriate course.)

CPSC 1105
CPSC 1301/CPSC1301L
GEOG 2215
MATH 1113
MATH 1125
MATH 1131
MATH 1132
MATH 1165
MATH 2125
PHIL 2500
STAT 1127


Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12

Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112
Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:

ECON 2105
ECON 2106
PHIL 2030
PSYC 1101
SOCI 1101

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

ANTH 1105
ANTH 1107
ANTH 2105
ANTH 2136
ENGL 2136
GEOG 1101
HIST 1111
HIST 1112
INTS 2105
ITDS 1156

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3

PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course at the 1000 level.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
Any course approved for Areas B-F.

Total Hours Required: 63

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