Associate Degree in Science

The Associate in Science Degree offers a strong foundation in the sciences.

Students elect the Associate in Science Degree for various reasons;  as a basis for further study toward a bachelor degree or preprofessional course work in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and engineering among others.

Because transferability of credits varies with colleges and universities, programs and departmental majors, students are urged to discuss their program plans with an OCC counselor and transfer institution.

Programs are offered in the areas of health, business, applied and engineering technologies, and human/public services. As in other associate degrees, the equivalent of two-year's, full-time study is usually required. Extended associate degree may require one of more semesters of study beyond the normal requirements.
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Eligibility Information

Prospective students must meet standard OCC eligibility requirements - there is an open admissions policy and placement tests and new student orientation are required in most cases. Students should meet with a counselor before attempting this plan of study.

Requirements for an Associate Degree in Science (ASC.ASC)

Eligibility for a degree rests upon the satisfaction of these requirements:

1.  Complete all academic requirements of the program.

A. Upon completion of 30 hours toward a degree, students should consult with a counselor.

B.  Upon preparing to enter the final semester, students should again consult with a counselor to determine degree eligibility.

2.  Complete a minimum of 62 credit hours for a degree with a minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) over all.

3.  All transfer students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours at OCC.

4.  Meet all General Education Distribution requirements.

Students leaving OCC who have completed 15 or more OCC credits may apply for graduation upon submission of transfer credit to complete degree requirements.

1.  If the break is longer than three years, the effective catalog for the determination of degree requirements becomes the one in effect at the point at which the transfer credit is applied.

NOTE: An Application for Admission is needed before the transfer credit can be processed.

2.  If the break is less than three years, the effective catalog remains unchanged for determining the completion of program requirements.