2019-2020 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Oct 07, 2022  
2019-2020 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Science (AS-T) Degree Track 2


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For science pre-majors in engineering, computer science, physics and atmospheric sciences

The Associate of Science degree (AS-T) is designed for students who plan to transfer to science programs at four-year institutions after completing the first two years of study at Pierce. The degree enables students to fulfill the undergraduate general education requirements of most four-year science degree programs. Students are responsible for checking specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions in the year prior to transferring.

Degree Outcomes  

General Degree Requirements

  • Minimum of 90 credits earned in courses numbered 100 or above is required to complete the Associate of Science Track 2 degree
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I (5 credits)   - required
  • COLLG 110 College Success  required during the first or second quarter of attendance
  • Earn the lesser of (at least) 20 college level credits or 25% of the credits applicable to the degree or certificate at Pierce College
  • Cumulative college-level grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher is required
  • 1.5 grade (C-) or higher is required for all coursework, unless stated otherwise
  • “Pass” (P) grades, independent study and cooperative work experience/work-based learning credits may be used for general elective credits only
  • Once a course has been successfully completed, credits earned may be used in only one category

Notes

  • Students completing this Associate of Science Transfer degree will receive the same priority consideration for admission to the baccalaureate institution as they would for completing the DTA associate degree and will be given junior status by the receiving institution.
  • Courses taken must come from the current ICRC distribution list in order to count as General Education or General University Requirements (GERs/GURs) at the receiving institution. Additional general educational requirements, cultural diversity requirements, and foreign language requirements, as required by the transfer institution, must be met prior to the completion of a baccalaureate degree.
  • Students should be advised that some baccalaureate institutions require physics with calculus.
  • Students are responsible for checking specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions in the year prior to transferring.
  • Sequences should not be broken up between institutions (e.g., the typical three quarter physics sequence should be taken entirely at one institution).
For additional information, check link below.

Inter-College Relations Commission (ICRC) Guidelines (see pages 44-45): www.washingtoncouncil.org/2017%20ICRC%20Handbook%20Final.pdf

 

General Required Courses (30 Credits)


Communications (5 Credits)


Minimum 5 quarter credits in college-level composition course. ENGL& 101 requires a 2.0 or higher grade.

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (10 Credits)


Two courses (10 credits) required at or above introductory calculus level. Math courses require a 1.5 or higher grade. (See also Pre-major Program below)

Humanities and Social Science (15 Credits)


Courses require a 1.5 grade or higher. No more than five credits from performance/skills are allowed and no more than five credits at the 100-level in world language.

Minimum 5 credits in Humanities: and minimum 5 credits in Social Science; and an additional 5 credits in either Humanities or Social Science for a total of 15 credits.

Humanities Courses


Humanities Performance/Skills


Social Science Courses


Additional Science Requirements


Requires a 1.5 grade or higher.

The remaining credits should be planned with the help of an advisor based on the requirements of the specific discipline at the baccalaureate institution the student selects to attend.

For Engineering disciplines, these credits should include a design component consistent with ABET accreditation.

Courses taken under the additional science requirements must come from the current ICRC distribution list in order to count as General Education or General University Requirements (GER’s/GUR’s) at the receiving institution. Additional general education requirements, cultural diversity requirements, and foreign language requirements, as required by the transfer institution, must be met prior to the completion of a baccalaureate degree. 

Natural Science


Requires a 1.5 or higher grade.

General Elective


A maximum of 5 credits of general elective courses will be accepted in the additional science requirements.

Total Credits 91-94


Program Code: AS2


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