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Associate of Science Degree

(AS-T Transfer Degree)

This TCC degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to specific science majors at four-year colleges or universities. Students pursuing this degree are required to select a field of specialization from the approved list and will be assigned TCC advisors who understand the specialization requirements.

Many classes required for the Associate of Science Degree are offered only once or twice a year. Students should work closely with Associate of Science advisors to plan their programs of study, including elective courses.

This degree does NOT satisfy all General Education requirements of baccalaureate institutions. Like native students who begin science studies at four-year colleges and universities as freshmen, students who transfer with Associate of Science degrees will typically be required to complete some general education requirements during their junior and senior years.

Degree Completion Requirements:

  • Minimum of 90 quarter credit hours in courses numbered 100 or above.
  • At least 30 applicable credits must be earned at Tacoma Community College.
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all coursework applied to the degree and a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all TCC college-level courses.
  • At least one course applied to the degree must be an approved multicultural course. Approved multicultural courses are identified on the Approved Distribution Course List and in the Credit Course Descriptions.

Core Requirements

15 credits

  1. Written Communications Skills (5 credits)

ENGL& 101

English Composition I

  1. Quantitative Skills (10 credits)

MATH& 151

Calculus I

MATH& 152

Calculus II

or above, with advisor approval

Humanities & Social Sciences Distribution Requirements

15 credits

Select five Humanities credits from the Approved Distribution Course List.

Select five Social Sciences credits from the Approved Distribution Course List.

Select five additional Humanities or Social Sciences credits from the Approved Distribution Course List.

At least one of the courses selected above for Humanities or Social Science must be an approved multicultural course. Approved multicultural courses are identified on the Approved Distribution Course List and in the Credit Course Descriptions.

Specialization Courses

40–75 credits

Select a set of courses, approved by the department, the science division, and the registrar, that meet your specialization requirements. See the details of approved specializations.

College-level Elective Courses

0–30 credits

Select remaining college level courses to reach a total of 90 credits. The number of credits in this category depends on the number of credits in your specialization courses.

Select no more than five credits in this category from courses that do not appear on the Basic Requirements for the Associate in Arts and Sciences degree or the Approved Distribution Course List.

PE activity courses cannot be used as electives.

Specializations approved at the time of printing are published below.

Total:

90-110 credits

See Approved Distribution Course List.

 
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