Associate in Science Degree 

Students using microscopes 

The Associate in Science degree is designed specifically for students planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physics. All pre-medical, pre-dental, and pre-veterinary medicine degree programs follow the Associate in Science degree in either biology or chemistry.

Transfer Degree Requirements
Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree

  1. Communication: 9 credit hours
    • ENG 101*, 102*
    • SPCH 101

    • * A grade of "C" or better is required.

  2. Social/Behavioral Sciences: 9 credit hours
    (at least two areas required)
    • ANTH 101, 275
    • ECON 103, 104
    • GEOG 102, 104, 106
    • HIST 103, 104, 107, 108, 260, 290
    • PSCI 101, 102, 103
    • PSYC 101, 208, 210, 215, 250
    • SOC 101, 220, 270, 280, 290
  3. Humanities/Fine Arts: 9 credit hours
    (one course required in humanities, one course required in fine arts, and one additional course from either area)
    • Humanities:
      • ENG 103, 104, 105, 106, 208, 209, 220, 250, 260, 270
      • FRCH 104
      • HIST 105, 106
      • PHIL 101, 102, 103, 104
      • SOC 240
      • SPAN 104
    • Fine Arts:
      • ART 109, 115, 116, 117
      • ENG 190
      • MUS 101, 102, 103, 107
      • THEA 101
  4. Physical/Life Sciences: 8 credit hours
    (one laboratory course required from physical sciences and one laboratory course from life sciences)
    • Life Sciences:
      • BIO 104, 105, 107, 125, 151
    • Physical Sciences:
      • CHEM 100, 101
      • GEOG 111, 112
      • GEOL 101
      • PHYS 100, 101, 201
  5. Mathematics: 5 credit hours
    • MATH 128, 137, 150, 153, 170, 171 
  6. Additional science and related areas: 16 credit hours
  7. Additional hours approved for transfer degrees: 8 credit hours
    (see list of Courses Approved for the A.A. an A.S. Degre in the JJC 2012-2013 Catalog)

Total Minimum Degree Requirement: 64 credit hours

Completion of Categories I-V satisfies the general education requirements for all four-year institutions participating in the Illinois Articulation Initiative.

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