Academics

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

In addition to the General Requirements for Degrees listed in 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 page 128 of the current College Catalog for further IAI description. All students must complete the specific degree requirements in effect for the AS degree according to the Catalog of Record listed in their academic records. For further information, see Catalog of Record on page 33.


A. English (6 credit hours)

  1. 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)

  1. COMM 110 or COMM 212

C. Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours)

These courses must be taken in at least two of the following disciplines:

  1. Economics: ECON 110, 111
  2. Geography: GEOG 112, 116, 118, 200
  3. History/International Studies: HIST 117, 118, 201, 202, 231, INTST 130, 134***, 140
  4. Political Science: POLSC 115, 119, 120, 122, 124
  5. Psychology: PSY 110, 202, 210*, 220
  6. Social Science: SSC 111* or INTST 140*
  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 other may be taken from either Group I or Group II. See chart on page 46 of the ICC Catalog.

  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, 113 (non-lab), 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, 117 (non-lab), 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/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 FR 211 or ITAL 211 or SPAN 211
    History: HIST 111, 112
    Humanities/International Studies: HUMAN 123**, 124** or 125**, 129; INTST 132** or 133, 134***
    Literature: LIT 110, 111, 115, 117, 119, 120, 122, 124, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216
    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, 111**
    Humanities: HUMAN 250
    Mass Communication: MCOMM 224
    Music: MUS 148, 149, 150
    Theatre: THTRE 110 or 111

*Either PSY 210 or SOC 218 satisfies IAI requirements
** Interdisciplinary courses that may be used for either humanities or fine arts credit
***Can count as either a Humanities or a Social and Behavioral Science