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.
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
- 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