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Academics

Associate of Science

College of Letters and Sciences

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:


Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 5

COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:

Group 1:

OR
Select one of the following courses:

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:

Select one of the following fine arts courses:

*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.)

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.)


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:

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

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

2 Year Course Schedule