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Associate of Science

Definition
This is a transfer degree in the empirical sciences. It is designed to address the primary general education requirements at the Regents’ universities in Kansas, while allowing for a large block of elective/major hours.

Requirements
Minimum of 62 hours with 2.0 GPA.

Basic Skills.................................. 15 Hours
English Composition I and II (ENG 102 & 103)*
Public Speaking (SP 106)*
Mathematics (MATH 106 or above)
Computer Course (CS 101, 103, 111, 117, 120, BUS 146 or CIS 146)

Humanities................................... 6 hours
Art (ART 101,104,110,113,137,150,216)
History (Any HIST)
Language (Any five hour foreign language)
Literature (ENG 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 209, 210, 231,255)
Music (MUSC 105, 120, 225)
Philosophy (PHIL 201)
Theater (THR 100, 150)

Social Science............................... 6 Hours
Anthropology (Any)
Economics (ECON 101, 102)
Geography (GEO 101)
Government (GOV 101, 102)
Psychology (PSY 101, 102, 149, 201)
Sociology (SOC 101,201,203 or CJC 220)

Natural/Life Sciences, Math.............. 20 Hours
(Minimum of two areas required)
Natural Science
Chemistry with Lab (CHEM 111 or above)
Physics with Lab (PHYS 201, 203, 231, or 233)
Geology with Lab (101 & 102)
Meteorology w/ Lab (MET 105)
Astronomy w/ Lab (PHYS 110&112)
Life Science
Biology with Lab (BIO 103,111,203,210,211)*
Anatomy and Physiology (ZOO 201, 202)
Mathematics (MATH 110, 120, 130, 221, 222, 229 or 230)
*BIO 203 may be taken as an elective; it cannot be taken as a substitute
for BIO 111 or BIO 211.

Physical Education - Activity............... 2 Hours
Must include one non-varsity class; physically challenged may substitute
two hours of First Aid (HLTH 101) for activity

Electives ..................................... 13 Hours

Other Requirement
Post Assessment Examination (As determined by the College)
*Minimum Grade of C
Basic English Composition, Preparatory Composition, Reading Improvement I, II, & III, Basic Applied Math and Elementary Algebra will not be counted as part of the 62 hours for graduation. The courses listed above will satisfy DCCC graduation requirements for this degree. The transferability of individual courses is ultimately the decision of the receiving institution. Students bear the responsibility for becoming familiar with the requirements of the institutions to which they plan to transfer.