Science Associate in Science (Associate in Science, 2020-2021)

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Science

Program Description


Allows individuals to explore a wide range of science and math courses before transferring to a four-year academic institution to complete a bachelor's degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge base in general science.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of how scientific knowledge is constructed, and how this process relies on evidence rather than opinions or beliefs.
  3. Design and carry out a scientific investigation using appropriate experimental design and methodology.
  4. Analyze and interpret information from various sources, including experimental data and scientific literature.
  5. Convey scientific explanations using proper written and/or verbal English.
Career Opportunities

The nature of this program is to serve as a transfer degree into a 4-year or longer degree at another college or university.

General Education

Category 3: Mathematics
Complete any one from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list.
Category 4: Social Sciences
Complete any two, from different disciplines.
Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
Complete any two, from different disciplines.
Credit Hours

See General Education Requirements for details.

Degree-Specific Requirements

Computer Technology: Complete any one
Credit Hours

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses
Course name Credit Hours

Natural Science: Complete 24 natural science credits, including at least one class with laboratory experience, from at least two different disciplines. See Degree Specific Graduation Requirements for details.

Credit Hours: 24
Elective Hours
Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2018 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.