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Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree Requirements

The Associate in Science degree is designed to prepare students for transfer with advanced standing into university Bachelor in Arts programs. The courses are comparable to lower-division courses offered at Kansas Regents' universities. Developmental courses cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements. See Additional Degree and Graduation Requirements.
The Associate in Science degree will be awarded upon completion of a program of study not less than sixty-two (62) credit hours, including the following distribution of general education:

Minimum AS Degree Requirements

  1. Communications- 9 credit hours
    ALL grades MUST be a C or better
    PDF LogoEnglish Comp. I- 3 credit hours
    PDF LogoEnglish Comp. II- 3 credit hours
    PDF LogoPublic Speaking or PDF LogoInterpersonal Comm. - 3 credit hours
  2. Natural Science, Math and Computer Science- 10 credit hours
    Must include at least one math course and at least one laboratory science course and may include a computer science course. Math review hours will not meet this requirement.
    PDF LogoMA 131 or above- 3 credit hours
    Laboratory Science - minimum 4credit hours
    Biological Science
    Physical Science
    Computer Science, Additional Math Class (above MA 131), or Additional Natural Science Class - 3 credit hours
  3. Social/ Behavioral Science- 6 credit hours
    Social Science- 3 credit hours
    Behavioral Science- 3 credit hours
  4. Humanities/Fine Arts- 6 credit hours
    Fine Arts - 3 credit hours
    - 3 credit hours
  5. Physical Education- 1 credit hour
    One activity course or Lifetime Fitness
    Physical Education or Dance

Required General Education Courses     32 credit hours
Additional courses necessary
 to complete program of study                30 credit hours
Minimum Graduation Requirement         62 credit hours Total

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