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Associate in Science-Transfer AS-T

Transfers to: CWU, EWU, UW, WSU, WWU, Western Governor’s University, and WA private colleges

Purpose

This degree is intended to prepare students to transfer to Washington’s public four-year colleges and universities and many private colleges with junior standing and the majority of the prerequisites for selected science majors completed. This degree partially fulfills the general education requirements as explained in the AA-DTA degree. You will need to take additional credits from Social Science and the Humanities Distribution Areas at SVC or the four-year transfer institution to satisfy bachelor’s degree requirements.

Selecting and planning courses with a science advisor is strongly recommended to ensure a seamless transition to a science major program at a specific university or four-year college. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university in order to major in a specialized program, such as veterinary medicine or pharmacology, should research the prerequisite requirements at the four-year schools and work very closely with their science advisor to plan the appropriate coursework.

Degree Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 90 credits in transferable courses numbered 100 or above which include General Education courses plus a specific science major option with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. At least 25 college-level credits must be earned at SVC with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Additional General Education Requirements (GERs) must be completed at the four-year school where the student transfers.

Note: Courses with an ampersand (&) are Common Course Numbering courses.

1.  Communication Skills (5 cr.)

English &101 required; an ENGL &101 Learning Community combined with a science or other required course is recommended.

2. Quantitative Skills (15 cr.)

  • Mathematics &151
  • Mathematics &152

3. Chemistry (15 cr.)

  • Chemistry &161*
  • Chemistry &162*
  • Chemistry &163*

4. Integrative Learning Experience

  • Two Integrative Learning Experiences (ILE) are required. One ILE must be a Learning Community. The second ILE may be another Learning Community or an Integrative Experience.
  • A Learning Community (LC) is the integrated combination of two or more courses from different areas of inquiry (e.g. sociology and literature, or physics and math, or speech and economics, or composition and philosophy). Learning Communities are indicated in the course schedule.
  • Integrative Experiences (IEs) are curricular or co-curricular experiences designed by faculty in which students demonstrate their ability to integrate information, concepts, analytical frameworks, and skills from two or more areas of inquiry in a purposeful project or experience. Integrative Experiences that are classes are indicated in the course schedule; co-curricular IEs are indicated in promotion and advising for the experience or project. Students may design a Learning Into Action IE under the guidance of the supervising faculty member.

Note: Learning Communities specifically designed for this degree may be offered; consult your advisor for information.

5. Diversity Requirement

At least one Diversity Intensive course is required. Students should use the SVC online quarterly class schedule search or consult with their faculty advisor or counselor to identify courses that fulfill this requirement.

6. Distribution Requirements (15 cr.)

These courses may be used to partially satisfy the General Education Requirements (GERs) of the four-year degree and may also satisfy Integrative Learning Experience and Skills course designated requirements for the SVC degree. A specific course may be credited toward no more than one distribution requirement.

Distribution Areas
A. Social Sciences and Humanities (15 cr.)
  • 5 credits in Social Sciences
  • 5 credits in Humanities
  • 5 credits in either Social Sciences or Humanities
AS-T Track #1 Options (25–50 cr.)

Select one science discipline from the following choices:

A. Chemistry (35 cr.)
  • Chemistry &241, &242, &243, &251*, &252* (15 cr.)
  • Math &153 (5 cr.)
  • Physics &231*/&241, &232*/&242, &233*/&243 (15 cr.)
B. Environmental Science (50 cr.)
  • Biology &221*, 222*, 223* (15 cr.)
  • Economics &201 (5 cr.)
  • Geology &101 (5 cr.)
  • Math &146 (5 cr.)
  • Political Science &101, 200 or &203, 201, &202 (20 cr.)
C. Geology (25 cr.)
  • Geology &101 (5 cr.)
  • Math &153 (5 cr.)
  • Physics &231*/&241, &232*/&242, &233*/&243 (15 cr.)

7. Electives

Electives should include any college level math prerequisites (Math &141 or &142, if needed), as well as courses which satisfy the Humanities distribution requirements (15 credits each from Humanities and Social Science lists).

8. Recommended Courses

  • Communication Studies &210, &220, &230 (5 cr.)
  • PE 100 (1 cr.)

Note: A maximum of five non-transferable “gray area” credits may be applied toward the 90-credit minimum for the degree.

AS-T Track #2 Options (25–50 cr.)

Select one science discipline from the following choices:

A. Computer Science (30 cr.)
  • Computer Science 210 and 211 (10 cr.) or CS 142 and 143 (10 cr.)
  • Math &146 or Math &153 (5 cr.)
  • Physics &124*/&134, &125*/&135, &126*/&136 OR &231*/&241, &232*/&242, &233*/&243 (15 cr.)
B. Physics/Engineering (20 cr.)
  • Math &153 (5 cr.)
  • Physics &231*/241, &232*/&242, &233*/&243 (15 cr.)

9. Electives

Electives should include any college level math prerequisites (Math &141 or &142, if needed)

10. Recommended Courses

  • Communication Studies &210, &220, &230 (5 cr.)
  • PE 100 (1 cr.)

Note: A maximum of five non-transferable “gray area” credits may be applied toward the 90-credit minimum for the degree.