Cochise College

CATALOG 2014-15

Associate of Science Degree

The AS degree is designed for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution in the areas of natural, physical, or life sciences. These degrees are designed for transfer to all Arizona public universities; however, not all three state universities offer majors in all areas. Consult an advisor in the Student Development Center to ensure that the university you choose offers a degree in your area of study. Cochise College has the following Associate of Science degrees:

Biology

Major Code - BIO

Chemistry

Major Code - CHM

Computer Science

Major Code - CSC

Engineering

Major Code - EGR

General Requirements

Major Code - GENG

Physics

Major Code - PHY

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS, AGEC-S

35-39 CREDITS

Composition

ENG 101 ( ENG 1101)

3

English Composition

ENG 102 ( ENG 1102)

3

Mathematics

MAT 220 ( MAT 2220) or higher

3-5

Laboratory sciences

BIO 181 ( BIO 1181) and
BIO 182 ( BIO 1182) OR

 

 

CHM 151 ( CHM 1151) and
CHM 152 ( CHM 1152) OR

 

 

GLG 101 ( GLG 1101) and
GLG 102 OR

 

 

PHY 230 ( PHY 1121) and
PHY 231 ( PHY 1131)

8

Arts

 

3

Humanities

 

3

Social and behavioral sciences

 

6

Additional mathematics and/or laboratory sciences*

 

6-8

CORE CURRICULUM AND ELECTIVES**

25-29 CREDITS

TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

64 CREDITS

*Based on your major and after consulting with an advisor, select MAT 231 ( MAT 2230), MAT 241 ( MAT 2241), MAT 252, MAT 262 ( MAT 2262), and/or appropriate laboratory science courses. See http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/agec for a complete list.

**Elective courses must be transferable to the university or universities to which the student plans to transfer.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:

  • General education requirements for AS degrees consist of 35-39 credits. Six credits of coursework must be completed to fulfill the intensive writing requirement. Courses that satisfy this requirement are designated IW. The cultural and historical or global awareness requirements are satisfied by completing the arts, humanities, and social and behavioral science portion of the AGEC.
  • Specific courses are required for the completion of each transfer degree program.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. A core curriculum course may be used to satisfy a general education requirement; however, the total credits required for the degree remain the same.
  • A minimum of 16 credits used in the degree must be completed from Cochise College for each degree granted.
  • A minimum of 8 credits in the AGEC component must be completed from Cochise College for each transfer degree.