Associate of Science (AS) Degree Requirements

The Associate of Science degree is designed for students planning to transfer credits to a baccalaureate degree program at four-year institutions. It allows more freedom in course selection than the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree, but does not guarantee that students will be accepted as having completed all lower division comprehensive and General Education requirements for a baccalaureate degree. In selecting course work, students should see advisors at PCC and the institution to which they will transfer about the requirements of their baccalaureate major.

The Associate of Science (AS) degree is awarded to students who meet the following:

  1. Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements.
  2. Associate of Science Requirements:
    1. Courses listed below must be completed with a grade of C or better, or a P.
      • Writing*: All candidates must complete a minimum of 6 credits in English Composition. The 6 credits must include WR 121, or include other lower division collegiate WR courses that have WR 121 or WR 122 as a prerequisite
      • Health: Complete HE 250 and one credit of Physical Education (100-level or above) or  HE 295 & PE 295
      • Math*: Complete a minimum of 4 credits in MTH 105 or any math course with Intermediate Algebra (MTH 95 at PCC) as a prerequisite
    2. Discipline Studies Requirements: Students must earn a minimum of 21 credits taken from the General Education/Discipline Studies List. A minimum of 7 credits must be earned in each of the following distribution areas:
      • Arts and Letters
      • Social Sciences
      • Science/Math/Computer Science
    3. AS Elective Credit Requirements: All candidates must complete elective credits to meet the overall requirement of 90 credits for this degree. Elective credits may include any lower division collegiate courses (course level of 100 or higher). A maximum of 3 credits of physical education (PE) courses may be applied to this degree.

Basic writing and math competency will be met by these requirements.

Note: Effective July 1, 2014, the Oregon University System is restructuring.  At the time of publication, no changes are expected to impact degree and program requirements as outlined in this catalog for 2015-2016.