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Associate of Science, A.S.


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Academic Program Code:  011

The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a college or university as a junior to complete a bachelor’s degree. The A.S. degree allows students to take specific courses that are equivalent to those offered in the freshman and sophomore years at four-year institutions. Bachelor’s degree programs or majors at 4-year institutions may also require specific coursework or have admission requirements which students should be aware of if they intend to transfer. Understanding all of these requirements prepares a student to enter an identified program or major at a specific college or university once they graduate from GRCC.

With careful and early planning, students who earn an A.S. degree from GRCC may meet the majority of the general education and pre-requisite requirements for the program or major in which they intend to transfer. All students who graduate with an A.S. degree will receive the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) on their GRCC transcript, if they meet the requirements of the MTA. (a grade of a “C”  or higher in each course used to meet the MTA).

Students should work with a GRCC advisor or faculty member to identify their Transfer Intent and create an individualized Transfer Plan. Transfer Plans are created by identifying a program/major at a specific 4-year institution and creating a plan that allows students to complete the first two years of that program/major here at GRCC. The Transfer Plan will inform which general education (English Composition, Humanities, Social Science, and Natural Science & Mathematics) and elective courses students should take to complete their A.S. degree.

The following Transfer Intent options are available:

  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Pre-Medicine (Biological Sciences)
  • Pre-Optometry (Biology)
  • Pre-Physician Assistant Studies (Biological Sciences)
  • Other (identify a program/major that is not on this list)

General Education Courses


The Associate of Science requires a minimum of 38 credit hours of general education. Select a minimum of 18 credit hours from the English Composition, Humanities, and Social Science courses. Select a minimum of 20 credit hours including two “two-course” sequences taken from two disciplines in Natural Science & Mathematics courses.

Thirty (30) credit hours from the English Composition, Humanities, Social Science, and Natural Sciences & Mathematics courses may be used to fulfill the Michigan Transfer Agreement requirements. All students who graduate with the A.S. degree will receive the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) on their GRCC transcript, if they meet the requirements of MTA (a grade of a “C” or higher in each course used to meet MTA).

English Composition


Select two of the following courses.

Humanities


Select two Humanities electives from two different disciplines.

Foreign Language


Social Sciences


Select PS 110 and one additional Social Science course from a discipline other than PS.

Political Science


All students must take PS 110 to graduate.

Psychology


Natural Science & Mathematics


Students must take two “two course” sequences from the list below from two different disciplines (subject areas).

  • If one of the sequences is in math, students must also select a science sequence and an additional science course.  The science sequence and addtional science course must be from two different disciplinces.
  • If the two “two course” sequences are both from science disciplines a math course that meets MTA requirements must be taken.

A minimum of 20 credit hours of math and science, chosen from the lists below, is required for all students.

Mathematics Course Sequences


MA 108  and MA 110  

MA 131   and MA 245  

MA 131  and MA 129  

MA 131   and MA 133  

MA 131   and MA 215  

MA 129  and MA 215  

MA 133  and MA 134  

MA 133   and MA 215  

MA 133  and MA 245  

MA 110   and MA 129  

MA 110  and MA 215  

MA 127   and MA 129  

MA 127  andMA 215  

Natural Science (with Lab)


Biology Course Sequences

BI 101   and BI 215  

BI 121  and BI 122  

BI 151   and BI 152  

BI 151  and BI 215  

BI 151   and BI 232  

BI 153   and BI 154  

BI 153  and BI 215  

BI 153   and BI 151  

BI 154   and BI 215  

BI 154   and BI 151  

Chemistry Course Sequences

CHM 120  and CHM 240  

CHM 120  and CHM 230  /CHM 231  

CHM 130  /CHM 131   and CHM 140  /CHM 141  

CHM 150  /CHM 151   and CHM 160  /CHM 161  

CHM 130  /CHM 131   and CHM 160  / CHM 161

CHM 150  /CHM 151   and CHM 140  /CHM 141  

Geography

Physics Course Sequences

PH 125   and PH 126  

PH 125   and PH 246  

PH 245   and PH 246  

Program Elective Courses


Once you have selected your English Composition, Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science Mathematics and Wellness courses, you can take other GRCC courses to complete your degree. For maximum transferability, all courses should be chosen based on your identified program or major at the specific four-year institution you plan to attend. The number of elective credit hours you need to take will depend on the number of credit hours you complete in General Education courses. 

Total Credit Hours


60

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