Associate of Science Degrees
The Associate of Science degree (AS) is intended for those students who wish to balance liberal arts education with career-oriented classes. The primary purpose of the degree is to provide the credentials for a specific career and to prepare graduates for admission to a four-year college or university. Credit and course requirements are unique for each program. Refer to the curriculum requirements listed in the Programs and Majors section of this catalog for specific requirements of each A.S. degree program. Approximately one-half of the course work consists of liberal arts or general education credits, and one-half include career-oriented courses. The extent to which credits transfer to a four-year college varies with the specific program completed and the subsequent major selected. Specific transfer agreements exist with selected four-year colleges for each A.S. program; check with a counselor or academic advisor.