• Associate of Science Degree - AS


  • Associate of Science is a state approved associate degree that is intended to prepare students to transfer into an upper division baccalaureate degree program in such areas as Business, Science, Mathematics and Engineering at one of the Oregon’s public university-system schools.

    Completion of this degree does not guarantee (as does the AAOT and ASOT–business degrees) that lower-division General Education requirements of an Oregon public university will be fully satisfied. However, all courses approved for an AS degree are transfer-level courses and will be evaluated course-by course at the receiving institution toward satisfying major, general education or elective degree requirements.

    This degree articulates well with certain majors such as engineering, biological and physical sciences and the fine and performing arts. Students contemplating these majors can more easily accommodate highly-specific major requirements into the AS framework.

    In selecting courses for this degree, students are highly encouraged to consult the specific faculty adviser and the institution to which they intend to transfer to determine if it is an appropriate choice.

    The Associate of Science Degree requires a minimum of 90 credits. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the time the degree is awarded.

    Mathematics
    1 course in college level mathematics with a grade of “C” or better; course must have a prerequisite of MTH095 or higher
    Course Number Course Title
    MTH105 Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics
    MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions
    MTH112 Pre-Calculus II: Trigonometry / Geometry
    MTH211 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I
    MTH212 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics II
    MTH213 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics III
    MTH243 Statistics I
    MTH244 Statistics II
    MTH251 Calculus I: Differential Calculus
    MTH252 Calculus II: Integral Calculus
    MTH253 Calculus III
    MTH254 Calculus IV: Vector Calculus
    MTH256 Differential Equations
    MTH261 Linear Algebra
    Writing
    A minimum of 8 credits in writing with a grade of “C” or better. Students taking writing courses of three credits each must take WR121, WR122 and either WR123 or WR227. Students taking writing classes of four credits each must take WR121 and either WR122 or WR227. Information Literacy will be included in the writing requirement.
    Course Number Course Title
    WR121 English Composition
    WR122 English Comp: Critical Thinking
    WR227 Technical Report Writing
    Oral Communication
    1 course in the fundamentals of speech or communications with a grade of “C” or better
    Course Number Course Title
    COMM100 Basic Speech Communication
    COMM111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
    COMM114 Argument and Critical Discourse
    COMM115 Introduction to Intercultural Communication
    COMM218 Interpersonal Communication
    COMM219 Small Group Communication
    Health/Physical Education
    3 credits, including at least 1 credit in Physical Education (PE) and 1 credit in Health Education (HE)
    Course Number Course Title
    HE151 Drug Education: Stimulants and Performance Enhancing Drugs
    HE152 Drug Education: Opioids, Cannabis, Depressants and Hallucinogens
    HE202 Adult Development and Aging
    HE204 Diet and Weight Control
    HE205 Diet Appraisal
    HE207 Stress Control Through Activity Intervention
    HE208 HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections
    HE250 Personal Health
    HE252 First Aid: Responding to Emergencies
    HE255 Alcohol and the Family
    HE261 CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    HE265 Women's Health Issues
    HPE285OL Wilderness Survival
    HPE291 Lifeguard Training
    HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life
    PE185 PE Activity Course
    Humanities
    Complete a minimum of 6 credits in Humanities, 6 credits in Social Science, 6 credits in Science/Mathematics/Computer Science and an additional 3 credits in any one of these categories.
    Course Number Course Title

    ART115

    Basic Design I: Two-Dimensional

    ART116

    Basic Design II: Color Theory

    ART117

    Basic Design III: Three- Dimensional

    ART204

    History of Western Art: Prehistoric - Byzantine

    ART205

    History of Western Art: Medieval - Renaissance

    ART206

    History of Western Art: Baroque - Modern

    ART211

    Survey of Visual Arts

    ART215P

    Survey in Visual Arts: Photography

    ART231

    Drawing I

    ART232

    Drawing II

    ART233

    Drawing III

    ART260

    Digital Photography and Imaging

    ART281

    Painting I

    ASL201

    Second-year American Sign Language I

    ASL202

    Second-year American Sign Language II

    ASL203

    Second-year American Sign Language III

    ENG104

    Introduction to Literature: Fiction

    ENG105

    Introduction to Literature: Drama

    ENG106

    Introduction to Literature: Poetry

    ENG107

    World Literature: The Classical World (Seventh Century B.C. to 1200 A.D.)

    ENG108

    World Literature: The Renaissance to the Age of Reason (1200-1800)

    ENG109

    World Literature: Romanticism to Contemporary Writings (1800 - Present)

    ENG201

    Shakespeare: The Early Plays

    ENG202

    Shakespeare: The Later Plays

    ENG204

    British Literature I: Old English to Renaissance

    ENG205

    British Literature II: Age of Enlightenment to Present

    ENG218

    Arthurian Legends

    ENG222

    Women's Literature

    ENG250

    Introduction to Mythology

    ENG253

    Survey of American Literature I

    ENG254

    Survey of American Literature II

    ENG261

    Literature of Science Fiction

    FA257

    Films and Society

    FA258

    Understanding the Film

    FA266

    The Great Film Directors

    HUM105

    Italian Life and Culture

    HUM106

    British Life and Culture

    HUM112

    Contemporary Culture III: Future Trends

    HUM202

    Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace

    JPN201

    Second-year Japanese I

    JPN202

    Second-year Japanese II

    JPN203

    Second-year Japanese III

    MUS101

    Music Fundamentals

    MUS105

    Music Appreciation/Music for the Listener

    MUS111

    Music Theory I

    MUS112

    Music Theory II

    MUS113

    Music Theory III

    MUS211

    Music Theory IV

    MUS212

    Music Theory V

    MUS213

    Music Theory VI

    MUS261

    Music History: Ancient and Early Music to 1680

    MUS262

    Music History: Baroque to Romantic 1680-1883

    MUS263

    Music History: Modern Music 1883 - Present

    PHL191

    Language and the Layout of Argument

    PHL201

    Introduction to Philosophy

    PHL202

    Fundamental Ethics

    R210

    World Religions

    R211

    History of the Old Testament

    R212

    History of the New Testament

    RD117

    Critical Reading

    COMM100

    Basic Speech Communication

    COMM111

    Fundamentals of Public Speaking

    COMM114

    Argument and Critical Discourse

    COMM115

    Introduction to Intercultural Communication

    COMM218

    Interpersonal Communication

    COMM219

    Small Group Communication

    SPAN201

    Second-year Spanish I

    SPAN202

    Second-year Spanish II

    SPAN203

    Second-year Spanish III

    TA101

    Appreciating Theatre

    TA106

    Theatre History: Origins to the Renaissance

    TA107

    Theatre History: Restoration to Contemporary

    TA141

    Acting Fundamentals I

    TA142

    Acting Fundamentals II

    TA143

    Acting Fundamentals III

    WR240

    Creative Writing: Nonfiction

    WR241

    Creative Writing: Fiction I

    WR242

    Creative Writing: Poetry I

    WR244

    Creative Writing: Poetry II

    WR245

    Creative Writing: Fiction II

    WR248

    Strategies For Revision: Advanced Professional Writing

    Up to 6 credits of humanities may come from these skill courses:
    ART225 Adobe Illustrator: Digital Art*
    ART226 Digital Art II
    ART234 Life Drawing I
    ART240 Drawing: Cartooning I
    ART241 Drawing: Cartooning II
    ART254 Ceramics I
    ART255 Ceramics II
    ART256 Ceramics III
    ART257 Jewelrymaking/Metalsmithing I
    ART258 Jewelrymaking/Metalsmithing II
    ART259 Jewelrymaking/Metalsmithing III
    ART261 Photography I
    ART262 Photography II
    ART263 Field Photography
    ART264 Portrait Photography
    ART271 Printmaking I
    ART272 Printmaking II
    ART273 Printmaking III
    ART291 Sculpture I
    ART292 Sculpture II
    ART293 Sculpture III
    ART294 Watercolor I
    ART296 Watercolor II
    Social Science
    Complete a minimum of 6 credits in Humanities, 6 credits in Social Science, 6 credits in Science/Mathematics/Computer Science and an additional 3 credits in any one of these categories.
    Course Number Course Title
    ANTH101 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
    ANTH102 Introduction to Archaeology and World Prehistory
    ANTH103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
    ANTH180 Language and Culture
    EC115 Introduction to Economics
    EC201 Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics
    EC202 Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics
    GEOG105 Introduction to Physical Geography
    GEOG106 Introduction to World Regional Geography
    GEOG107 Introduction to Cultural Geography
    GEOG202 The Geography of Europe
    GEOG206 Geography of Oregon
    GEOG209 Geography of the Middle East and North Africa
    GEOG214 Geography of Mexico and Central America
    GEOG290 Environmental Problems and Restoration
    HST101 Western Civilization: Ancient and Classical Europe
    HST102 Western Civilization: Medieval and Early Modern Europe
    HST103 Western Civilization: Modern Europe
    HST110 Ancient World History
    HST201 U.S. History: Pre-Colonial-1840
    HST202 U.S. History: 1840 - 1917
    HST203 U.S. History: 1910 - Present
    HST204 Women in U.S. History
    HST211 Introduction to Peace Studies
    HST212 Peace Studies: Nonviolent Political Theory
    HST213 Peace Studies:World Order Theory
    HST225 Women in World History
    HST237 America in the 1960s
    INTL101 Introduction to International Studies
    INTL210 Comparative Culture
    J211 Introduction to Mass Communications
    PS200 Introduction to Political Science
    PS201 American Government
    PS203 State and Local Governments
    PS204 Introduction to Comparative Politics
    PS205 International Relations
    PS209 Problems in American Politics
    PS215 Global Issues
    PS217 Introduction to Public Land Management: The Politics of Recreation
    PS225 Political Ideology: Ideas About Government
    PS241 Introduction to Political Terrorism
    PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations
    PSY201 General Psychology
    PSY202 General Psychology
    PSY214 Introduction to Personality
    PSY216 Social Psychology
    PSY231 Human Sexuality
    PSY232 Sexuality and Society
    PSY235 Human Development I: Prenatal - Late Childhood
    PSY236 Human Development II: Adolescence - Death
    PSY237 Human Development
    PSY239 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
    SOC204 General Sociology: Principles of Sociology
    SOC205 General Sociology: Social Institutions
    SOC206 General Sociology: Social Problems
    SOC213 Race Relations in the United States
    SOC216 Sociology of the Family
    SOC223 Sociology of Aging
    SOC232 Death And Dying
    WS101 Introduction to Women's Studies
    Science/Mathematics/Computer Science
    Complete a minimum of 6 credits in Humanities, 6 credits in Social Science, 6 credits in Science/Mathematics/Computer Science and an additional 3 credits in any one of these categories.
    Course Number Course Title
    BI101 General Biology: Introduction to Cellular Biology
    BI101A General Biology: Survey of Cellular Biology
    BI101B General Biology: Plagues, Parasites and Pandemics
    BI102 General Biology: Introduction to Molecular Biology and Genetics
    BI102A General Biology: Survey of Molecular Biology and Genetics
    BI102B General Biology: Medical Genetics
    BI103 General Biology: Introduction to Ecology and Evolution
    BI103A General Biology: Survey of Ecology and Evolution
    BI103B General Biology: Animal Behavior
    BI103D General Biology: Northwest Forest Ecology
    BI103E General Biology: Ecology of the Tropics
    BI121 Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    BI122 Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    BI211 Principles of Biology I
    BI212 Principles of Biology II
    BI213 Principles of Biology III
    BI231 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    BI232 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    BI233 Human Anatomy and Physiology III
    BI234 Microbiology
    CH104 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I
    CH105 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry II
    CH106 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry III
    CH151 Basic Chemistry
    CH170 Environmental Chemistry
    CH221 General Chemistry I
    CH222 General Chemistry II
    CH223 General Chemistry III
    CH241 Organic Chemistry I
    CH242 Organic Chemistry II
    CH243 Organic Chemistry III
    CS160 Computer Science Orientation
    CS161 Computer Science I
    CS162 Computer Science II
    ENGR201 Electrical Fundamentals I
    ENGR211 Statics
    ENGR212 Dynamics
    ENGR213 Strength of Materials
    F240 Natural Resources Ecology
    FN225 Nutrition
    FW251 Principles of Wildlife Conservation
    FW252 Mammals: Biology and Techniques
    FW253 Field Ornithology
    FW254 Aquatic Wildlife: Biology and Techniques
    G148C Volcanoes and Their Activity
    G165 Regional Field Geology
    G201 Principles of Physical Geology
    G202 Principles of Physical Geology
    G203 Principles of Historical Geology
    GE101 Engineering Orientation
    GE102 Engineering Computations
    GE115 Engineering Graphics
    GS104 Physical Science - Physics
    GS105 Physical Science: Chemistry of the Environment
    GS105A Physical Science: Chemistry for the Consumer
    GS106 Physical Science: Geology
    MTH105 Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics
    MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions
    MTH112 Pre-Calculus II: Trigonometry / Geometry
    MTH211 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I
    MTH212 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics II
    MTH213 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics III
    MTH243 Statistics I
    MTH244 Statistics II
    MTH251 Calculus I: Differential Calculus
    MTH252 Calculus II: Integral Calculus
    MTH253 Calculus III
    MTH254 Calculus IV: Vector Calculus
    MTH256 Differential Equations
    MTH261 Linear Algebra
    PH104 Descriptive Astronomy
    PH109C Observational Astronomy
    PH121 General Astronomy
    PH122 General Astronomy
    PH123 General Astronomy
    PH201 General Physics I
    PH202 General Physics II
    PH203 General Physics III
    PH211 General Physics with Calculus I
    PH212 General Physics with Calculus II
    PH213 General Physics with Calculus III

    Electives: Any lower-division transfer courses (100 le vel and above). Up to 12 credits of career and technical education courses may apply IF they are approved as part of a university transfer agreement.

    Repeated courses may be counted only once toward graduation unless specified in the course description. A maximum of nine credit hours of PE185, 15 credit hours of IECC201-level or 12 credits of Cooperative Education Internship may be applied to this degree as elective credit.