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2019-2020 Catalog

Associate in Science (University Transfer Program)


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Program Start Date: Any term
Minimum Program Length: 64 academic weeks; 4 terms day or online, 6 terms evening; 60-66 credits
Curriculum Code: 55600

Program Description

The associate in science degree is designed for students whose goal is a four-year degree. The AS (associate in science) program provides students the freshmen and sophomore years of a bachelor’s degree. Course requirements include mathematics, English, social sciences, humanities, fine arts and natural sciences to parallel the courses taken during the freshmen and sophomore years at a four-year college or university.

Professional Opportunities

The associate in science degree requirements parallel the courses completed during the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in fields such as biology, chemistry, dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physics, agriculture, forestry, mathematics, textiles, veterinary medicine, engineering, statistics, and computer science.

Unique Aspects

Most University Transfer courses are accepted at all South Carolina public colleges and universities and many private institutions. Course requirements for specific majors vary among four-year institutions; therefore, students should check degree requirements at their intended transfer institution before selecting courses at SCC. Students should meet with an SCC academic advisor to plan an academic schedule for their four-year degree goal.

Requirements for Associate in Science (AS)

Students are responsible for checking with the specific college or university to which they plan to transfer (and preferably with their target program within that institution) to determine the transferability of any course.

EEDA Career Cluster:

All 16 career clusters may apply.

Course Requirements:


Total Credit Range 60-66


Notes: Courses may only be used to fulfill one requirement. Refer to Course Descriptions for prerequisites.

Semester Display


First Semester


  • COL 101 - College Orientation Credits: 1 (also offered online)
  • or

  • COL 103 - College Skills Credits: 3 (also offered online)
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  • ENG 101 - English Composition I Credits: 3 (also offered online)
  • Mathematics General Education Course for AS Credits: 3-4
    (Choose 1 course from the Mathematics General Education Course for AS Section above).
  • Lab Science General Education Course for AS Credits: 3
    (Choose 1 course for the Lab Science General Education for AS Section above)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences General Education Course for AS Credits: 3
    (Choose 1 course from the Social/Behavioral Sciences General Education for AS Section above).

Second Semester


  • ENG 102 - English Composition II Credits: 3
  • Humanities/Fine Arts General Education Course for AA/AS Credits: 3-4
    (Choose 1 course from the Humanities/Fine Arts General Education Course for AA/AS Section above). 
  • Mathematics and/or Science Courses for AS Credits: 3-4
    (Choose 1 course from the Mathematics and/or Science Courses for AS Section above). 
  • Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, or Fine Arts for AS Credits: 3-4
    (Choose 1 course from the Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Humanities or Fine Arts for AS Section above). 
  • Elective Course for AS Credits: 3-4
    (Choose 1 course from the Elective Courses for AS Section above). 

Third Semester


  • SPC 205 - Public Speaking Credits: 3
  • Mathematics and/or Science Courses for AS Credits: 4
    (Select 1 course from the Mathematics and/or Science Courses for AS Section above).
  • Mathematics and/or Science Courses for AS Credits: 4
    (Select 1 course from the Mathematics and/or Science Courses for AS Section above).
  • Elective Course for AS Credits: 3-4
    (Select 1 course from the Elective Credits for AS Section above). 

Fourth Semester


  • Mathematics and/or Science Courses for AS Credits: 4
    (Select 1 course from the Mathematics and/or Science Courses for AS Section above).
  • Elective Course for AS Credits: 3
    (Select 1 course from the Elective Courses for AS Section above). 
  • Elective Course for AS Credits: 3-4
    (Select 1 course from the Elective Courses for AS Section above). 
  • Elective Course for AS Credits: 3-4
    (Select 1 course from the Elective Courses for AS Section above). 
  • Elective Course for AS Credits: 3-4
    (Select 1 course from the Elective Courses for AS Section above). 

 

Total Credit Range: 60-66


Students must select courses that total 60-66 credits

Specialized Advising

See the SCC Website (www.sccsc.edu) for more information on specialized advising for the following programs. Students who intend to pursue these fields of study should request a specific advisor and meet with their advisor for a more detailed listing of course options.

Computer Science
Horticulture
Middle Level Education
Pre-Chiropractic
Pre-Engineering
Secondary Education

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Write professionally/academically in response to a variety of texts and audiences.
  2. Speak publicly, listen actively, and respond effectively.
  3. Access, retrieve, synthesize, and evaluate information.
  4. Apply quantitative, qualitative, and/or scientific reasoning to solve problems.
  5. Explain social concepts and behaviors using fundamental theories and methods of analysis.
  6. Apply analytical methodologies and diverse perspectives to interpret key works in various disciplines.

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