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Associate in Science

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Earn an AS degree to transfer to a university for continued education in studies such as Biology, Engineering, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Med, and Pre-Vet.

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What is an Associate of Science Degree?

The Associate of Arts (AA) and the Associate of Science (AS) degrees are designed for transfer to baccalaureate programs at universities. These degrees have substantial general education components.

Students who have earned the AA or AS degree will be fully certified when they complete the full 60 credit-hour program designed by a partnership of the Council on Post secondary Education (CPE), the universities, and KCTCS colleges for nearly 200 different Bachelor's degree programs offered in the state. Once certified, students will be admitted to junior-level standing at one of Kentucky's public universities. All certified general education course work will be accepted as meeting up to 48 hours of institution-wide lower division general education requirements.

What are my Career Options?

The Associate in Science degree is a good choice for future architecture, engineering, math, science (biology, chemistry, physics, etc.) or technical (computer science) majors. This listing represents only a few of the possibilities that exist when students transfer their course work to colleges and universities. Students will discover that their efforts and success in receiving an AS degree will serve them well upon their move to other colleges and universities.

What are my degree options?

Associate of Science - Emphasis in:

  • Health and Medical Preparation:  Pre-Med, Pre-Nursing, and Pre-Pharmacy
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • General Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • General Physics

Length of Program

You can earn an Associate of Science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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