Associate Degree Requirements (ASC.ASC)

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The Associate in Science degree offers a strong foundation in biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, mathematics, and physics.  Students may elect the Associate in Science degree to further their study toward a Bachelor of Science degree or to complete pre-professional coursework in dentistry, engineering, human and veterinary medicine, and pharmacy.

Graduating from this program qualifies the student for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) endorsement.  Students should work closely with an OCC counselor to identify courses from the MTA List which apply to the endorsement and to select courses that will satisfy the intake requirements of the intended transfer institution.

All courses that satisfy MTA requirements must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher.  All courses comprising the 60 credits required for the degree must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

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 an advisor at the intended transfer institution.

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Courses that satisfy Associate in Science degree requirements

General Education

Candidates for the Associate in Science degree must satisfy the following specific General Education requirements with a "C" (2.0) or higher in each course.

Composition I3-6
Composition I Enhanced4
Composition I with Support6
Composition II3
Fine Arts/Humanities6-8
Calculus I4
Social Science6-7
Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses38-41
Additional elective credits needed to meet requirements for an Associate in Science degree. Must be completed from courses numbered 1000 through 2999.19-22
Total Credit Hours60-61

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

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