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 of the Oregon University System. It allows more freedom in course selection than the Oregon Associate of Arts 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 degree is awarded to students who meet the following requirements:

  1. Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements: refer to comprehensive requirements section.
  2. Associate of Science Requirements:
    1. Associate of Science Core Requirements: Courses listed below must be completed with a C grade or better.
      • Writing*: All candidates must complete a minimum of six credits in English Composition by passing WR 121 and passing another lower division collegiate WR course with WR 121 as a prerequisite
      • Health: Complete HE 250 and one credit of Physical Education (100 level or above) or  HE 295 & PE 295
      • Math*: Complete minimum of four credits in MTH 105 or any math course with MTH 95 as a prerequisite.
    2. Distribution Requirements: Students must earn a minimum of 21 credits of General Education taken from the General Education Distribution/Discipline Studies List. A minimum of seven credits must be earned in each of the following distribution areas:
      • Arts and Letters
      • Social Sciences
      • Mathematics, Science and Computer Studies
    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.