Associate of Science Degrees

Statewide Transfer Degree

The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree provides a learning foundation in mathematics and the sciences. Although some students work toward the A.S. degree for personal enrichment, many plan to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to continue work toward a baccalaureate degree and professional training in such fields as engineering, medicine, mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics.

You can complete this program in four semesters, going full-time and carrying the required number of hours. You may choose, due to personal circumstances, to extend the amount of time for completion. The A.S. degree is sometimes referred to as a "university parallel" or "transfer" degree. The general education core requirements, when completed at CCD, meet the lower-division general education requirements of all public baccalaureate colleges and universities in the state of Colorado.

As a graduate with an A.S. degree, you may transfer into liberal arts or sciences programs in all public baccalaureate colleges and universities with junior standing. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. You should familiarize yourself with the full requirements of the school you plan to attend. Many of these guides are available in the Career & Transfer Center. You should also check the website of your transfer school for the most recent information.

Requirements

Students must complete a total of 60 credit hours for the associate degree. Requirements in four-year or professional programs sometimes change yearly. Meet regularly with your academic advisor to ensure satisfactory progress is being made toward completion of the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree and transferability of credit to a four-year institution or professional program.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 (or ENG 122 and a GT-CO3) 1,2 3
AAA 109 Advanced Academic Achievement 3
Choose One Mathematics Course (GT-MA1) 3
College Algebra: GT-MA1 1,3, 6  
College Trigonometry: GT-MA1  
Pre-Calculus: GT-MA1 7  
Calculus I: GT-MA1 7  
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 5 3
General College Chemistry I with Lab: GT-SC1 7  
General College Biology I with Lab: GT-SC1 7  
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1 6  
Geology of National Parks GT-SC2  
Astronomy of Ancient Cultures: GT-SC2  
Physical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1 6  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Cultural Anthropology: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Mass Media: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Ethnic Studies: GT-SS3  
Intro to Political Science: GT-SS1  
General Psychology I: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3  
 Subtotal15
Second Semester
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 3
Choose One Mathematics Course (GT-MA1) 3
College Trigonometry: GT-MA1  
Pre-Calculus: GT-MA1 7  
Calculus I: GT-MA1 7  
Calculus II: GT-MA1 7  
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Survey of World Music: GT-AH1  
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
World Literature to 1600: GT-AH2  
Literature of Women: GT-AH2  
Introduction to Film Art: GT-AH2  
World Mythology: GT-AH2  
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 5 4
General College Chemistry II with Lab: GT-SC1 7  
General College Biology I with Lab: GT-SC1 7  
Gen College Biology II with Lab: GT-SC1 7  
Physics Calculus Based I with Lab: GT-SC1 7  
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
Environmental Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Choose One Communication Course 3
Public Speaking  
Interpersonal Communication  
Intercultural Communication: GT-SS3  
 Subtotal16
Third Semester
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 5 5
General College Chemistry II with Lab: GT-SC1  
Organic Chemistry I with Lab  
Gen College Biology II with Lab: GT-SC1  
General College Microbiology with Lab GT-SC1  
Physics Calculus Based I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physics Calculus-Based II with Lab: GT-SC1  
Choose One Mathematics Course (GT-MA1) 3
Pre-Calculus: GT-MA1 7  
Calculus I: GT-MA1 7  
Calculus II: GT-MA1 7  
Calculus III with Engineer Applications: GT-MA1 7  
Differential Equations: GT-MA1  
Differential Equations with Linear Algebra 6  
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 4 3
Ethnic Literature: GT-AH2  
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Introduction to Film Art: GT-AH2  
World Mythology: GT-AH2  
 Subtotal11
Fourth Semester
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 4
Physics Calculus-Based II with Lab: GT-SC1 7  
Organic Chemistry I with Lab 7  
Organic Chemistry II with Lab 7  
Genetics  
Historical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Astronomy I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Choose One History Course (GT-HI1) 3
History of American West: GT-HI1  
U.S. History Since the Civil War: GT-HI1  
Women in U.S. History: GT-HI1  
US History Since 1945: GT-HI1  
History of Islamic Civilization: GT-HI1  
African American History: GT-HI1  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
International Relations: GT-SS1  
Principles of Microeconomics: GT-SS1  
Choose One Mathematics Course (GT-MA1) 5
Pre-Calculus: GT-MA1 7  
Calculus I: GT-MA1 7  
Calculus II: GT-MA1 7  
Calculus III with Engineer Applications: GT-MA1 7  
Differential Equations: GT-MA1 8  
Differential Equations with Linear Algebra 6  
Choose One Elective 3
Environmental Ethics: GT-AH3  
Ethnic Literature: GT-AH2  
Human Geography: GT-SS2  
Comparative Government: GT-SS1  
Psychology of Personality: GT-SS3  
Women and Social Action: GT-SS3  
 Subtotal18
 Total Credits60
1

Building Block Course

2

Students can take ENG 122 and an additional GT-CO3 course instead of ENG 121 and ENG 122.

3

Select one of the following: MAT 121, MAT 122, MAT 166, MAT 201

4

Select two guaranteed transfer arts & humanities courses from two different areas (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4)

5

Select one 2 lab course sequence in any guaranteed transfer science discipline and one additional guaranteed transfer lab science course. 

6

This course is 4 credit hours.

7

 This course is 5 credit hours.

8

 This course is 3 credit hours.

NOTE: Students who have taken prerequisite courses longer than seven years ago are strongly encouraged to take an assessment test over the prerequisite material to ensure adequate prior knowledge to be successful in future courses. The outcome of the assessment test will help the student determine whether or not he or she needs to re-take the prerequisite course. The assessment test is available in the CCD Testing Center.

For Health Science degrees, because of program accreditation requirements, students must have completed all science courses within the previous seven years before the first day of class in a health program.