Associate Degree Requirements (ASC.ASC)

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.

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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:

Composition I3
Composition II3
Fine Arts/Humanities8
or from the courses listed below:
American Art3
William Shakespeare: Tragedies, Romances and Selected Poems3
Intermediate French I4
Intermediate French II4
Intermediate Japanese I4
Intermediate Japanese II4
Intermediate Spanish I4
Intermediate Spanish II4
Calculus I4
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).
Social Science6
Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses40
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 Hours62

A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.