Associate of Science Degree

Associate of Science Degree

A student may elect to follow any of the published guides or may earn an Associate of Science Degree (AS) by meeting the universal requirements. A minimum of 62 semester credit hours is required for the Associate of Science degree including the 39-40 semester credit hours to complete the State Transfer Module. Choices of courses will require careful academic planning and advice. Students should seek assistance from a counselor or advisor before registering for courses. Students completing the AS degree may transfer with junior standing to the four-year college or university of their choice.

The Associate of Science Degree is intended for the student who wishes to pursue a bachelor's degree by completing the first two years at LCCC in program fields such as: 

  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Engineering
  • Pre-professional Medical (dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, physical/occupational therapy, optometry, veterinary medicine) 

For the Associate of Science Degree, a student must have three semester hours in mathematics and six semester hours must be in science of which one course must be a lab science course. Two year-long sequences selected from specific science and mathematics courses must be taken.

Minimum State Transfer Module Requirements

Learning Outcome Associate of Science Degree

Semester Credit Hours

General Education/Transfer Module

1 credit

Communications (Learning Outcome No. 1)

Minimum 6 credits*

Social Science (Learning Outcome No. 2)

Minimum 6 credits*

Arts and Humanities (Learning Outcome No. 3)

Minimum 6 credits*

Mathematics and Science (Learning Outcome No. 4)    

Minimum 9 credits*

Additional courses to complete the 39-40 credit hours needed for the State Transfer Module may be selected from Science and Mathematics courses included in the State Transfer Module. 

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