Associate of Science

Program Type: Face-to-Face, Fully Online
Program Level: Degrees, Online
Department: Science and Kinesiology
Institute: Science & Technology
College: NLC

What is Associate of Science?

The Associate of Science is designed to align closely with the first half of a BS degree.  Students should follow the pre-major AS to BS Transfer Advising Guide for the major and university selected.  The Transfer Advising Guides are developed in conjunction with the senior institution to which the student plans to transfer.

What will I learn?

Much of your coursework will fulfill general education requirements, including core requirements.  Students will also take courses that focus on the areas of science and math.  Upon completing the Associates of Science degree requirements at Northeast Lakeview College, students will demonstrate:

  • creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, as well as analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of information.
  • effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication.
  • the ability to manipulate and analyze numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
  • the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.
  • the ability to utilize current technology to collect and analyze empirical, quantitative, and qualitative data to promote understanding of scientific and mathematical concepts.
  • the ability to apply and effectively communicate scientific knowledge and its relationship to real-world applications.

What can I do with this course of study?

Associate of Science programs provides the fundamentals for students wishing to pursue an education in a medical or science-related field. Coursework is designed to prepare to transfer to a university.

What's special about the Associate of Science?

Students are exposed to the fundamentals needed to excel in science-related career fields


The Associate of Science degree is designed to align closely with the first half of the Bachelors of Science Degree.

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