Associate of Science (A.S.)

Students who pursue an Individualized Studies major and Associate of Science (A.S.) degree will build knowledge and basic skills in computational, earth and life, physical or mathematical sciences. Your courses will introduce you to the scientific method and the foundations of a range of science disciplines that will help you acquire a job as a technician in a science-related field or allow you to continue your academic studies. You'll learn problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills that prepare you for further study or excellence in a work environment.

Program Highlights

  • Individualized Studies major.
  • Associate of Science (A.S.) degree can serve as a springboard to a science-related bachelor's program or an entry-level science-related job.
  • 60-credit degree.
  • Administered by the Advising and Student Transitions Office.

Program Distinctions

  • More than 30 accredited programs, including:
    • National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD).
    • National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)
    • Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC) of ABET
    • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAAASLP)
  • Memberships in several higher education organizations, including:
    • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
    • Higher Learning Commission

Popular Careers

  • Technician
  • Engineering
  • Middle Manager
  • Administration
  • Human resources

University Facts & Stats

  • 25-year-old Advance Preparation Program (APP)
  • Lindgren Child Care Center director selected 2014 Director of the Year by National Coalition of Campus Children's Center (NCCCC)

  • 39 Education Abroad programs offered

  • Tobacco-free campus since 2012

  • 1 of 139 schools nationwide earning JedCampus Seal for mental health and suicide prevention

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