2018-19 Catalog 
    Dec 12, 2018  
2018-19 Catalog

Associate of Science

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Credit Hours Required: 60

The Associate of Science degree requires completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours. Although students often have the option of entering a career field upon completion of the Associate of Science, this degree plan is primarily designed to provide the first two years of coursework to prepare students for transfer into a related upper-division baccalaureate degree program. The Associate of Science degree is the appropriate degree plan for students who major in fields with more stringent mathematics and mathematics-based science requirements.

Students preparing to transfer to an upper-division baccalaureate degree program should contact an academic advisor in the major field of study at the transfer institution in addition to meeting regularly with an academic advisor at Yavapai College.

Regular advisement is important to build an educational plan and ensure transferability of general education, elective, and major courses.

Note: The Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC-S) is embedded in the Associate of Science degree. Upon completion of all 35 credit hours (including the Special Requirements) of the AGEC with a grade of “C” or higher, the student will receive recognition of completion on the transcript and guaranteed transferability of the AGEC upon admission to one of the state universities in Arizona.

Students must complete a course from each of the following AGEC Special Awareness areas:

  • Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry (IWR)
  • Ethnic/Race/Gender (ERG) Awareness
  • Global/International or Historical (GIH) Awareness

AGEC-S Requirements (35 Credits)

  1. Foundation Studies (9 credits)
    1.   Credits: 6
    2.   Credits: 3-5
  2. Area Studies (20 credits)
    1.   Credits: 8
    2.   Credits: 6
    3.   Credits: 3
    4.   Credits: 3
  3.   (6-8 credits)

Communication Requirement (3 credits)

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the Communication component of this degree.

Major and Elective Studies (22 credits)

Select 22 transferable credits from transfer guides or intended major, including second language courses*. The student who has decided on a major should consult the list of common lower-division major courses for their chosen major. The student who has selected a four year college of intended transfer should also consult the catalog or website of that college for additional guidance regarding their major and courses. Up-to-date information regarding requirements of various degree programs at Arizona’s universities can be found at www.aztransfer.com. Choose from the following courses when completing this requirement: AGS 103  or BIO 103 BIO 105  or ENV 105 , BIO 181 BIO 182 , BIO 201 , BIO 202 , BIO 205 CHM 151 , CHM 152 CHM 235  and CHM 235L , CHM 236  and CHM 236L ENV 110  or GLG 110 GEO 103 , GEO 212 GLG 101 , GLG 102 MAT 187 , MAT 230 , MAT 241 , MAT 262 PHY 111 , PHY 112 , PHY 150 , PHY 151 SPA 101 *, SPA 102 *, SPA 201 *, SPA 202 *.

Note: Courses selected from this block of units should be carefully chosen to meet prerequisite and major program requirements that will apply to the intended transfer degree. A transfer educational plan should be developed in consultation with an academic advisor and students should consult their transfer school’s transfer guides and choose courses from those listed there.

*It should be determined whether a language requirement is included in a transfer degree plan before SPA courses are applied to elective credits.



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