Associate in Science

In addition to the General Requirements for Degrees listed on page 6 of the current College Catalog, candidates for the Associate in Science Degree must complete at least 60 credit hours of TRANSFER CREDIT courses including the General Education requirements listed below. Students must maintain an overall grade point average of 2.00 (C). See pages 8 and 9 of the current College Catalog for further IAI description. All students who earn the Associate in Science Degree must complete the specific degree requirements in effect for the AS degree at the time they apply for graduation.

 

A. ENGLISH: (6 credit hours) ENGL 110 and 111; In order to fulfill this requirement, a student must receive a grade of “C” or better in each of the two courses.

 

B. COMMUNICATION: (3 credit hours) COMM 110 or COMM 212

 

C. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES: (6 credit hours) Courses must be taken in at least two of the following disciplines:


1. Economics: ECON 110, 111
2. Geography: GEOG 112 or 113, 116, 118, 200
3. History/International Studies: HIST 117, 118, 201, 202, 231; INTST 130, 134
4. Political Science: POLSC 115, 119, 120, 122, 124
5. Psychology: PSY 110, 202, 210*, 220
6. Social Science: SSC 111 or INTST 140 (only one of these three may satisfy IAI requirements)
7. Sociology: SOC 110, 114, 120, 213, 218*, 219

 

D. MATHEMATICS: (6-9 credit hours) At least one of these courses must be taken from Group I, and the others may be taken from either Group I or Group II. See chart on page 7.
1. Group I (3-6 credit hours) MATH 110, 111 or 211, 122, 134, 135, 201, 222, 223, 224
2. Group II (Transfer credit, but NOT IAI approved courses for General Education) MATH 115, 120, 124, 165, 190, 200, 230, 250

 

E. PHYSICAL AND LIFE SCIENCES: (10-11 credit hours) Students must complete at least one Physical Science and one Life Science course from Group I. The other course can be taken from Group I or Group II. At least two courses must also contain a laboratory component.

1. Group I: (7-8 credit hours)
Life Sciences:
Biology: BIOL 110, 111, 114, 115, 150 (non-lab), 160 or 161, 250
Physical Sciences:
Chemistry: CHEM 110, 113 (non-lab), 115, 120, 130
Earth Science: EASC 111, 116, 118, 250
Physical Science: PHYSC 110, 114
Physics: PHYS 110, 120

2. Group II: (3-4 credit hours) Any science course designated as Transfer Credit, but NOT IAI approved courses for General Education.

 

F. HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS: (6 credit hours) At least one of these courses must be a Humanities course and at least one must be a Fine Arts course.

1. Humanities (3 credit hours)
Foreign Language: ARA 211 or CHN 211 or FR 211 or GER 211 or ITAL 211 or SPAN 211
History: HIST 111, 112
Humanities/International Studies: HUMAN 123, 124 or 125, 129; INTST 132 or 133
Literature: LIT 110, 111, 115, 117, 119, 120, 122, 124, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 230, 250
Philosophy: PHIL 110, 111, 112, 115, 116

2. Fine Arts (3 credit hours)
Art: ART 110, 142, 150, 151, 152
Dance: DANCE 115
Film: FILM 110
Humanities: HUMAN 128, 250
Mass Communication: MCOMM 224
Music: MUS 148, 149, 150
Theatre: THTRE 110 or 111

 

*Either PSY 210 or SOC 218 satisfies IAI requirements


Updated courses will appear on ICC’s website: www.icc.edu/catalog or see the IAI and ICC General Education Course Alignment (page 34). ICC’s courses approved by the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) are posted on the itransfer website: www.itransfer.org. While a foreign language is not required for graduation at ICC, students are strongly advised to check the requirements of the program at the college or university to which they intend to transfer.

Degree

Associate in Science (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMMUNICATION * 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE  6
MATHEMATICS * 6 to 9
LIFE SCIENCE/PHYSICAL SCIENCE * 10 to 11
FINE ARTS * 3
HUMANITIES * 3

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ELECTIVES * 23 to 27

* See specific requirements for Associate in Science Degree.

This degree program is offered online.  Please contact the Virtual Campus Office for more information.  (309) 694-8888 or www.icc.edu/VirtualCampus.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ENGL 110; Life Science; Mathematics; Electives
Spring Semester 1ENGL 111; Communication; Social Science; Fine Arts; Electives
Fall Semester 2 Social Science; Mathematics; Physical Science; Electives
Spring Semester 2Humanities; Life Science/Physical Science; Electives

Program Contact Information

Academic Affairs Office

Room L431

East Peoria Campus

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training