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

What is the program?

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, which will probably include math, English composition, social science, and humanities courses. After completing general education courses, you'll fulfill your concentration or take electives in your preferred area of study. The number of required courses and course distribution will vary between schools, so check with an adviser at your school to determine the exact requirements. 

What can I do with this course of study?

As opposed to the Associate of Applied Science degree, which prepares you to enter a career immediately after graduation, most AS degrees are transfer degrees and provide an academic foundation, but not specific career training. However, students may be able to attain positions as lab techs or other roles.

Last updated 5/19/2021

What's special about this program?

Prepares students for the rigor and academic expectations of transfer to a university for a Bachelor of Science program
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The Natural Sciences Department consists of three administrative positions.  

  • The Dean of Academic Success / Arts and Sciences manages multiple departments including Natural Sciences.
  • The Department Chair manages the department and collaborates with the college to ensure that the department is functioning to meet the college’s needs. 
  • The Program Coordinator assists the Department Chair with managing the program based on the standards and regulations of the accrediting body.

Teanna Staggs, Ph.D.

Shelly Sheppard

Department Chair / Natural Sciences Department

Program Coordinator / Natural Sciences Department

Chance Academic Center (CAC) Room 345

Chance Academic Center (CAC) Room 345C




Staff Contact Information

Corina Canizales-Boester
Academic Unit Assistant
Chance Academic Center (CAC) Room 345