Associate Degrees

Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

The Associate of Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) is a two-year degree awarded in a specific career or occupational field of expertise. See individual program requirements listed in the appropriate degree section of the catalog.

Minimum credit requirements60
Resident credit requirements15

A.A.S. Degrees Available:

Associate of Arts (A.A.)

The Associate of Arts degree provides students with a broad general education. It is also designed to be a transfer degree to bachelor degree programs. If a student intends to transfer to a bachelor degree program, he/she should consult the requirements for the advanced degree as some special general education and lower division courses are required in bachelor degrees.

 
Minimum credit requirements60 credits
Special credit requirement20 credits must be at the 200 level or higher
General Education requirements34
Resident credit requirement15

Associate of Science (A.S.)

The Associate of Science degree (A.S.) provides students with a broad academic education. It is designed to be a transfer degree to baccalaureate degree programs, with an emphasis in the sciences.

Minimum credit requirements60 credits
Special credit requirement20 credits must be at the 200 level or higher
General Education requirements34
Resident credit requirement15

General Education Requirements for Associate and Bachelor Degrees

This requirement was developed to enhance academic advising and to accommodate transferability and applicability of courses to general education requirements for students transferring from one unit to another it encompasses those areas of knowledge common to associate and bachelor degrees and thus represent the minimum standards for general education.

However, courses are not necessarily offered every semester. Students are advised to seek advisor assistance in meeting program degree requirements.

NOTE: Some degree programs require specific courses be included in the GERs. Students should consult the degree requirements section of this catalog for the degree into which they are admitted to determine which courses should be taken as part of the 34 credit-hour-miniumum general education requirements. If required courses are not taken as GERs, they must be taken as requirements or electives. Any given course may be counted as fulfilling more than one requirement in a degree program but the credit hour can only be counted once. History courses may be counted to fulfill the humanities or the social science requirements, but not both.