The Associate in Science degree offers a strong foundation in mathematics, physics, chemistry and the environmental sciences.
Students elect the Associate in Science degree for various reasons: as a basis for further study toward a bachelor degree or preprofessional course work in medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.
Because transferability of credits varies with colleges and universities, programs and departmental majors, students are urged to discuss their program plans with an OCC counselor and transfer institution.
Graduating from this program does not automatically qualify the student for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) endorsement. Students in this program seeking MTA endorsement should work closely with an OCC counselor to identify classes from the MTA List which apply to the endorsement and to degree requirements.
Courses that satisfy Associate in Science degree requirements
Candidates for the Associate in Science degree must satisfy the requirements for an associate degree as well as the following specific minimum requirements:
or from the courses listed below:
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|Intermediate French I||4|
|Intermediate French II||4|
|Intermediate Japanese I||4|
|Intermediate Japanese II||4|
|Intermediate Spanish I||4|
|Intermediate Spanish II||4|
Complete 16 credits from any combination of courses from BIO (1530 and up), CHE (1510 and up), GSC (1530 and up), or PHY (1610 and up).
Complete 6 credits from the Social Science General Education Distribution list, or any other courses with the same prefix (ANT, ECO, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, SOC; including POL 1510). These courses must be taken in more than one academic discipline.
|Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses||40|
|Additional elective credits needed to meet requirements for an Associate in Science degree. Must be completed from courses numbered 1000 through 2999.||22|
|Total Credit Hours||62|
A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.