2018-19 Catalog 
    
    Aug 22, 2019  
2018-19 Catalog [ARCHIVED 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*. 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: It should be determined whether a language requirement is included in a transfer degree plan before SPA courses are applied to elective credits.

Select a link below for additional information about transfer and majors.  It is recommended that you meet with an Academic Advisor to assist you with choosing courses.

Major AZTransfer** Yavapai College Department Page
Biology Biology Major Guide Sciences
Chemistry Chemistry Major Guide Sciences
Geology Geology Major Guide Sciences
Physics, Astronomy Physics, Physical Science, Astronomy Major Guide Sciences

**AZTransfer Major Guides link associate’s degrees to their related bachelor’s degrees for majors that are offered by two or more of Arizona’s public universities.

Note: Table and Resources were added January, 2019. Visit the Catalog Addendum   for more information.

Transfer Resources


The following tools are provided to assist students who are planning to transfer to Arizona Universities.

  • Majors & Degrees Guide - AZTransfer
    • Major guides link associate’s degrees to their related bachelor’s degrees for majors that are offered by two or more of Arizona’s public universities.
  • Course Equivalency Guide - AZTransfer
    • The Course Equivalency Guide (CEG) shows students how community college courses transfer to Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and University of Arizona. This guide can assist you when choosing your major and elective studies.
  • ASU Transfer Admissions Guarantee (TAG)
    • The Transfer Admission Guarantee, or TAG, helps you plan and complete your Arizona community college coursework to meet the lower-division course requirements for your ASU major. When you complete the TAG, you’ll be on track and prepared for success in earning your bachelor’s degree.
  • NAU Jacks Path
    • Jacks Path allows you see the courses you can take at Yavapai College, how your credits transfer to NAU, your progress toward completing your NAU degree, and what you’ll take at NAU to earn your bachelor’s degree.
  • UA Bridge Program
    • The UA Bridge program is a partnership between several Arizona community colleges and the University of Arizona that provides a clear path to pursuing your UA bachelor’s degree.

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