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Associate in Science Degree Requirements

Curriculum ASD.AS.AS (U230A)

(60-64 semester hours required)

For students who intend to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree at a four-year school.

Students must meet the prescribed general education requirements listed below for the Associate in Science degree and should complete the remaining required semester hours according to the requirements of the four-year school to which they plan to transfer. The "◊" symbol on courses means articulated courses.

NOTE: The following AS degree requirements, effective fall 2016, meet the Illinois Community College Board‘s recommended model including the IAI General Education Core curriculum.

General Education Core

Communications:

Three courses (nine semester credits)

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

RHT 102 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3 credits

SPE 101 #Principles of Effective Speaking

3 credits

Note: Grade of "C" or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101◊ and RHT 102

Social and Behavioral Science:

Two courses (six semester credits), with courses selected from at least two disciplines.

Graduation from an Illinois college or university requires satisfactory completion of one or more courses incorporating Human Diversity which may be taken as a Humanities and Fine Arts or Social and Behavioral Science course. These courses are ANT 101◊, ANT 103◊, ANT 150◊, GEO 104◊, GEO 105◊, GEO 106◊, HIS 141◊, HIS 142◊, HIS 156◊, HIS 171◊, HIS 172◊, HIS 191◊, HIS 192◊, and SOC 225◊.

ANT 101Introduction to Anthropology

3 credits

ANT 102Introduction to Biological Anthropology

3 credits

ANT 103Cultural Anthropology

3 credits

ANT 105Digging Into Archaeology

3 credits

ANT 150Cultural Contexts

3 credits

ECO 100Principles of Economics

3 credits

ECO 102Macroeconomics

3 credits

ECO 103Microeconomics

3 credits

GEO 104Contemporary World Cultures

3 credits

GEO 105Economic Geography

3 credits

GEO 106Regional Geography of Africa and Asia

3 credits

HIS 121History of Western Civilization I

3 credits

HIS 122History of Western Civilization II

3 credits

HIS 141World History I

3 credits

HIS 142World History II

3 credits

HIS 151History of the United States to 1877

3 credits

HIS 152History of the United States Since 1877

3 credits

HIS 156African History

3 credits

HIS 171History of Latin America I

3 credits

HIS 172History of Latin America II

3 credits

HIS 191History of Asia and the Pacific I

3 credits

HIS 192History of Asia and the Pacific II

3 credits

PSC 120Principles of Political Science

3 credits

PSC 150American National Politics

3 credits

PSC 151American State and Urban Politics

3 credits

PSC 184Global Politics

3 credits

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

PSY 201 #Introduction to Social Psychology

3 credits

PSY 216 #Child Psychology

3 credits

PSY 222 #Adolescent Psychology

3 credits

PSY 228 #Psychology of Adulthood & Aging

3 credits

SOC 100Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

SOC 120 #Social Patterns of Courtship & Marriage

3 credits

SOC 131Social Problems

3 credits

SOC 225 #Racial & Cultural Minorities

3 credits

SSC 190Contemporary Society

3 credits

Humanities and Fine Arts:

Two courses (six semester credits), with at least one course selected from Humanities and at least one course from the Fine Arts. Graduation from an Illinois college or university requires satisfactory completion of one or more courses incorporating Human Diversity which may be taken as a Humanities and Fine Arts or Social and Behavioral Science course. These courses are HUM 165◊, HUM 170◊, PHL 105◊, and ART 114◊.

Humanities
ENG 101 #Introduction to Poetry

3 credits

ENG 102 #Literature and Gender: Drama

3 credits

ENG 103 #Introduction to Fiction

3 credits

ENG 105 #World Literature

3 credits

ENG 113 #Classic American Authors Pre-Civil War

3 credits

ENG 114 #Classic American Authors Civil War to the Present

3 credits

ENG 170 #Introduction to Children's Literature

3 credits

ENG 231 #Introduction to Shakespeare

3 credits

HUM 104Humanities Through the Arts

3 credits

HUM 151Great Books of the West I

3 credits

HUM 152Great Books of the West II

3 credits

HUM 165Introduction to the Latin American Experience

3 credits

HUM 170 #Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

3 credits

ITL 104 #Intermediate Italian II

4 credits

PHL 101Introduction to Philosophy

3 credits

PHL 102Logic

3 credits

PHL 103Ethics

3 credits

PHL 105World Religions

3 credits

PHL 113Environmental Ethics

3 credits

SPN 104 #Intermediate Spanish II

4 credits

SPN 115 #Spanish for Heritage Speakers I

4 credits

SPN 116 #Spanish for Heritage Speakers II

4 credits

SPN 151 #Introduction to Spanish/American Literature I

3 credits

SPN 152 #Introduction to Spanish American Literature II

3 credits

Fine Arts
ART 110Looking at Art

3 credits

ART 111Ancient to Medieval Art

3 credits

ART 112Renaissance to Modern Art

3 credits

ART 114Survey of Asian Art

3 credits

HUM 104Humanities Through the Arts

3 credits

HUM 170 #Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

3 credits

MCM 151Cinema Appreciation

3 credits

MCM 152Cinema History

3 credits

MUS 110Listening to Music

3 credits

MUS 215 #Introduction to Music History

3 credits

MUS 216Music in America

3 credits

SPE 130Introduction to Theatre

3 credits

VIC 160History of Photography

3 credits

Mathematics:

Two courses (six to nine semester credits)

ECO 170 #Statistics for Business and Economics

3 credits

MAT 101 #Quantitative Literacy

3 credits

MAT 102 #Liberal Arts Mathematics

3 credits

MAT 117 #Math for Elementary School Teachers II

3 credits

MAT 124 #Finite Mathematics

3 credits

MAT 131 #Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5 credits

MAT 133 #Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

5 credits

MAT 134 #Introduction to Calculus for Business and Social Science

5 credits

MAT 170 #Elementary Statistics

4 credits

MAT 235 #Calculus & Analytic Geometry III

5 credits

Physical and Life Science:

Three courses (10-11 semester credits), with at least one course selected from the Life Sciences and one course from the Physical Sciences and including at least one laboratory course.

Physical Science
AST 100Introduction to Astronomy

4 credits

AST 101Astronomy of the Solar System

4 credits

AST 102Astronomy of the Stars and Beyond

4 credits

CHM 100Chemistry and Society

4 credits

CHM 110 #Fundamentals of Chemistry

4 credits

CHM 140 #General Chemistry I

5 credits

GEO 200Physical Geography: Weather and Climate

4 credits

GEO 201Physical Geography: Maps and Land Forms

4 credits

GOL 101Physical Geology

4 credits

GOL 102Evolution of the Earth

4 credits

GOL 103Environmental Geology: Aspects of Global Hazards and Change

3 credits

PHS 100Introduction to Earth Science

4 credits

PHS 141Application of Physical Science Concepts

4 credits

PHS 142Science of Light and Music

4 credits

PHY 100 #General Physics

4 credits

PHY 101 #General Physics (Mechanics, Heat & Sound)

5 credits

PHY 106 #General Physics (Mechanics)

4 credits

Life Science
BIS 100General Biology

4 credits

BIS 101Human Biology

4 credits

BIS 102Human Heredity and Society

4 credits

BIS 105Environmental Biology

4 credits

BIS 108Biology of Humans

3 credits

BIS 113Introduction to General Biology

3 credits

BIS 114Microbes and Society

3 credits

BIS 150 #Principles of Biology I

4 credits

BIS 151 #Principles of Biology II

4 credits

HRT 125Plants and Society

4 credits

General Education Core:

12 courses (37 to 41 semester credits)

  • No more than two courses from any one discipline can be used to fulfill General Education Core curriculum requirements.
  • While few baccalaureate institutions require a foreign or second language in their campus-wide general education requirements, competency through two, three, or four college semesters (or the high school equivalent) in a single foreign/second language is required for the Bachelor of Arts degree at some universities, for all bachelor’s degrees in some colleges (such as Colleges of Liberal Arts, and for some bachelor’s degree majors.
  • Community college students who intend to transfer should plan to complete the foreign language courses required by their intended transfer institution, college within a university and /or major prior to transferring.
  • Students must earn a passing letter grade in each course used to fulfill requirements. Passing scores (based on national norms) on appropriate AP and CLEP exams may be used to fulfill requirements for students who earn an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science degree prior to transfer. For other transfer students, receiving institutions will follow established credit policies.

Transfer Major and Electives (19-23 credit hours)

  • It is recommended that students select the remaining courses from their major area of study of the IAI approved or articulated courses with a counselor.
  • It is highly recommended that students enroll in COL 102◊, CSG 150◊ and HTH 104◊ or HTH 281◊.

General Education electives must be selected from the AS Degree Requirements and must adhere to the requirements of the Illinois Articulation Initiative for graduation if planning to transfer within Illinois. Students are required to select at least one course from Humanities and one course from Fine Arts, a Physical and a Life Science, and courses in Social and Behavior Sciences from at least two disciplines*. See catalog with AS Degree Requirements for required hours and number of courses in each discipline.

*discipline: a subject or field of activity, for example, an academic subject