Associate of Science Degree

Credit Minimum: 90
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The Associate of Science Degree (AS) is designed for students planning to transfer credits to a baccalaureate degree program at a four-year institution. This degree allows more freedom in course selection than the 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. To be assured of meeting additional requirements at four-year colleges and universities, students should meet with an advisor at CGCC, and at the institution to which they plan to transfer.

Candidates for the AS degree must satisfy the General Education Requirements and Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements Limits and meet all the degree-specific requirements listed here.

Core Requirements

Requirements Credits Courses Which Satisfy Requirements
Writing 6 WR 121 with grade ā€œCā€ or higher, and another lower-division writing course for which WR 121 is a prerequisite.
Math 4 MTH 111 or any mathematics course, minimum 4 credits, with Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite with grade ā€œCā€ or higher.
Oral Communications 4 COMM 111
Health/Wellness/Fitness 3 HPE 295
General Education 21 Choose from approved General Education Electives. The course may be from any area and may also count as part of the overall distribution requirement.

Associate of Science Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

All candidates must earn a minimum of 21 credits selected from the list of approved courses. Each course must be a minimum of three credits. A minimum of seven credits from each discipline must come from courses taken in each of the following categories:

  • Arts & Letters
  • Social Sciences
  • Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science

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 (level of 100 or higher).