Associate of Science (A.S.)

The Department of Applied Arts and Sciences offers the Associate of Science degree. The Associate of Science degree is considered a general education transfer degree and does not include a major or minor course of study. To receive an Associate of Science degree, students must:

  • successfully complete all lower-division general education requirements with a letter grade of C- or better;

  • earn a minimum of 60 credits, at least 30 of which must be from UM;

  • and maintain an institutional cumulative GPA of 2.00 for all UM courses taken for a traditional letter grade (A-F).

  • Complete 9 credits of transferable coursework in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) beyond those taken as general education requirements.

Matriculating students may begin coursework in the autumn, spring or summer. Courses numbered below 100 do not count toward the 60 credit requirement or general education course requirements, but do fulfill financial aid credit load requirements.

Students planning on completing a baccalaureate degree are encouraged to select specific general education courses and electives that meet the requirements for that future major. Students work with their advisor to develop an AA degree plan to best prepare them to transition to a four-year degree.

Associate of Science - General AS

Missoula College

Degree Specific Credits: 60

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Note: At least 30 of the total 60 degree credits must be earned from Missoula College or UM-Missoula. Missoula College students are limited to enrolling in lower-division coursework (course level 100 or 200).

Summary

Writing Skills

Introductory Writing Course

Intermediate Writing Course

Mathematics

Perspectives

Expressive Arts

Historical & Cultural Studies

Literary & Artistic Studies

Social Sciences

Ethical & Human Values

Democracy and Citizenship

Cultural and International Diversity

Natural Sciences

Additional STEM Courses for the AS Degree

AA Degree Electives

Total Credits

60


Writing Skills

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 6 total credits required.

Note: NOTE: Students who place into and successfully complete WRIT 201 are considered to have satisfied both the WRIT 101 and the Lower-Division Approved Writing Course General Education Requirements.

Introductory Writing Course

Note: Appropriate placement into WRIT 101/WRIT 201 required. Prerequisites may apply.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

WRIT 101

College Writing I

3

or WRIT 201

College Writing II

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Intermediate Writing Course

Code

Title

Hours

Complete any course designated as an Intermediate Writing Course during semester it's taken.

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Mathematics

Note: Appropriate placement into mathematics courses required. Prerequisites may apply. If a student successfully places into and completes a mathematics (either "M" or "STAT") course that is also considered a Symbolic System, that course may be used to count towards both the Mathematics and Symbolic Systems General Education Requirements.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete any Mathematics course level 104 or higher (excluding M 111).

3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Perspectives

Rule: A minimum of 3 credits towards each perspective category is required. 21-27 total credits required.

Note: Some courses satisfy multiple Perspectives or GER Categories; visit with your advisor for more information. Students who take the maximum number of Perspective "double-dippers" possible will be able to complete the Perspectives with a total of 21 credits.

Expressive Arts (A)

Code

Title

Hours

Complete a minimum 3 credits in any course with the Expressive Arts (A) designation.

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Literary & Artistic Studies (L)

Code

Title

Hours

Complete a minimum 3 credits in any course with the Literary & Artistic Studies (L) designation.

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Historical & Cultural Studies (H)

Code

Title

Hours

Complete a minimum 3 credits in any course with the Historical & Cultural Studies (H) designation.

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Social Sciences (S)

Code

Title

Hours

Complete a minimum 3 credits in any course with the Social Sciences (S) designation.

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Ethical & Human Values (E)

Code

Title

Hours

Complete a minimum 3 credits in any course with the Ethical & Human Values (E) designation.

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Democracy and Citizenship (Y)

Code

Title

Hours

Complete a minimum 3 credits in any course with the Democracy and Citizenship (Y) designation.

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Cultural and International Diversity (X)

Code

Title

Hours

Complete a minimum 3 credits in any course with the Cultural and International Diversity (X) designation.

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Natural Sciences (N)

Code

Title

Hours

Complete a minimum 6 credits in any course with the Natural Sciences (N) designation. At least one course must have a laboratory component.

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Additional STEM Courses for the AS Degree

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 9 credits of the following courses in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) beyond those taken as general education requirements.

9

Mathematics:

M 105

Contemporary Mathematics

M 115

Probability and Linear Mathematics

M 121

College Algebra

M 122

College Trigonometry

M 162

Applied Calculus

Sciences:

BIOB 101N

Discover Biology

BIOB 109N

Montana Ecosystems

BIOB 160N

Principles of Living Systems

BIOB 161N

Principles of Living Systems Lab

BIOB 210N

Communicating Biology

BIOH 104

Basic Human Biology

BIOH 105

Basic Human Biology Lab

BIOH 201N/202N

Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab

BIOH 211N/212N

Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab

BIOM 250

Microbiology for Health Sciences

BIOM 251

Microbiology for Health Sciences Lab

CAS 231N

Pharmacology and Addiction

CHMY 121N

Introduction to General Chemistry

GEO 101N

Introduction to Physical Geology

GEO 102N

Introduction to Physical Geology Lab

NUTR 221N

Basic Human Nutrition

PHSX 105N

Fundamentals of Physical Science

Environmental Studies:

ENST 231H

Nature and Society

Business Technology:

ACTG 101

Accounting Procedures I

ACTG 102

Accounting Procedures II

ACTG 180

Payroll Accounting

ACTG 201

Principles of Financial Accounting

ACTG 202

Principles of Managerial Accounting

ACTG 211

Income Tax Fundamentals

ACTG 215

Fundamentals of Government & Non-Profit Accounting

AHMS 144

Medial Terminology

AHMS 156

Medical Billing Fundamentals

AHMS 216

Pharmaceutical Products

AHMS 220

Medical Office Procedures

AHMS 252

Computerized Medical Billing

BFIN 205S

Personal Finance

BGEN 105S

Introduction to Business

BGEN 160S

Issues in Sustainability

BMKT 265

Social Media Strategy & Management

CSCI 113

Programming with C+

CSCI 151

Fundamentals of Computer Science I

CSCI 172

Intro to Computer Modeling

CSCI 215E

Social & Ethical Issues in Computer Science

CSCI 221

System Analysis and Design

CSCI 240

Databases & SQL

CULA 210

Nutritional Cooking

DDSN 113A

Technical Drafting

DDSN 114

Introduction to CAD

DDSN 116

3D CAD

DDSN 244

GIS Mapping

DDSN 245

Civil Drafting

ECNS 201S

Principles of Microeconomics

GDSN 149A

Intro to Photoshop

ITS 150

CCNA 1: Exploration

ITS 152

CCNA 2: Exploration

ITS 165

Intro to Operating Systems and the Command Line

ITS 210

Network OS-Desktop

ITS 212

Network OS-Server Admin

ITS 214

Network OS-Infrastructure

ITS 221

Project Management

ITS 222

Enterprise Security

ITS 250

CCNA 3: Exploration

ITS 252

CCNA 4: Exploration

ITS 279

Cloud Systems

ITS 280

Computer Repair & Maintenance

ITS 289

Professional Certification

MART 214

Digital Publishing & Design

MART 232

Interactive Web II

SRVY 230

Intro to Surveying for Engineers

Minimum Required Grade: C-


AS Degree Electives

Note: Number of elective credits required varies. Students need to ensure they earn at least 60 total credits for the AS degree. Transfer students may count up to 30 transfer credits towards the total 60 necessary for degree. A maximum of 15 technical credits may be counted towards the total 60. (A student may use 20 technical credits towards the 60 if they have earned an AAS degree.)

Code

Title

Hours

Complete elective credits to attain the 60 credits required for the General AA degree.

13-27

Minimum Required Grade: C-