Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

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Associate Degree Requirements--Associate of Science

The Associate of Science degree is designed for students planning to transfer credits to a baccalaureate degree program at four-year institutions of the Oregon University System. It allows more freedom in course selection than the Oregon Associate of Arts Transfer Degree, but does not guarantee that students will be accepted as having completed all lower division comprehensive and General Education requirements for a baccalaureate degree.

The Associate of Science degree is awarded to students who meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete comprehensive degree requirements (Refer to Policy A-106, Associate Degree Requirements-Comprehensive).

    Writing, Health and P.E.
  2. All candidates must complete six credits of English composition.
  3. All candidates must complete HE 250 and one credit of physical education or HPE 295. A maximum of three credits in physical education will apply.

Distribution Requirements

All candidates must complete a minimum of nine credits in each of the following distribution areas:

Arts and Humanities:
Art, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Journalism, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Speech, Theater Arts, Womens Studies, and Writing (excluding WR 115, WR 121, WR 122 and WR 185.)
Social Sciences:
Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology.
Science and Mathematics:
Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, General Science, Geology, Math, Physical Science and Physics.

In addition to the requirements in writing, personal health, PE and General Education, candidates must earn additional credits to bring their total to at least 90 credits. In selecting these courses, students should see advisors at PCC and the institution to which they will transfer about the requirements of their baccalaureate major.