Associate of Science

General

This is a draft edition of the 2022-2023 catalog. Information is subject to change.

This program can be completed 100% online. 

Program Description

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).

Recommended Course Schedule

For a detailed program course schedule, please contact the academic advisement office at 775-673-7062.

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
ENG 101
Composition I (ENG 100)
or Composition I for International and Multilingual Students
3
Fine Arts 1 3
Mathematics 1 3
Electives: Choose electives that apply toward your bachelor’s Degree. 2 6
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
ENG 102
Composition II
or Composition II For International and Multilingual Students
3
Humanities/Diversity 1 3
Science 1 3
Electives: Choose electives that apply toward your bachelor’s Degree. 2 6
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
Science 1 3
Social Science/U.S. & NV Constitutions 1 3
Science: Choose a Science course that apply towards your bachelor’s degree. 3 3
Electives: Choose electives that apply toward your bachelor’s Degree. 2 6
 Semester Total15
4th semester
Science: Choose a Science course that apply towards your bachelor’s degree. 3 3
Electives: Choose electives that apply toward your bachelor’s Degree. 2 12
 Semester Total15
 Total Units60
1

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

2

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).

3

Any transferable science course.

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.

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. General information about general transfer agreements can be found on the Academic Advisement website. TMCC has agreements with the following institutions towards a bachelor's degree in the same of similar discipline.