Associate of Science Degree

Transfer

This program can be completed 100% online. 

The Associate of Science (AS) degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university for a baccalaureate degree. Satisfactory completion of the degree guarantees fulfillment of lower-division general education requirements at UNR, UNLV, or NSC. Students who intend to transfer to other institutions should consult an advisor or follow the catalog of the transfer institution. Courses with a “C” or “D” designator or courses with a number less than 100 are not applicable toward either degree. Check TMCC course descriptions for transfer status to a baccalaureate degree of science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).

Outcomes

Students completing the degree will:

  • Be prepared to transfer to college and university baccalaureate programs with junior standing.
  • Complete TMCC’s general education transfer requirements.
  • Acquire the knowledge, skills, and values consistent with a science, technology, engineering, or math education.
  • Acquire the knowledge of the subject matter appropriate to their academic emphasis.

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  

To earn an AA/AS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AA/AS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements 2
English3-6
Must include ENG 102 or ENG 114 1
Fine Arts3
Humanities3
Mathematics3
Science (Lab Required)6
Social Science3
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 3[3]
Science 46
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions[3]
Elective Requirements 524-30
Total Units60
1

If you place into ENG 102 or ENG 114, the additional 3 required units will become elective credit.

2

See the approved General Education page for a complete list of courses.

3

May also be used to satisfy another General Education, Degree/Emphasis, or Elective requirement.

4

Any transferable science course.

5

Any approved university transfer course will fulfill the elective units. Check TMCC course descriptions for transfer status to a baccalaureate degree of arts within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).

Note: If you know your major, print the NSHE Transfer Agreements online. Major requirements will satisfy elective units.

For a suggested program sequence, please contact the academic advisement office at 775-673-7062.