Associate of Science

Program Summary

The Associate of Science degree is designed to complete the lower division (freshman and sophomore) portion of a baccalaureate degree in such disciplines as Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics.

Baccalaureate science programs are highly structured and require extensive mathematics and science courses at the lower-division level. As a result, the AS Degree does not include the entire General Education Core Curriculum. This means that students who complete the AS Degree may need to complete one additional Humanities or Fine Arts course and one additional Social Science or Behavioral Science course to complete the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum as part of the requirements for the baccalaureate degree of the university to which they transfer.

For an up-to-date listing of classes, please consult the Illinois Articulation Initiative website at


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