The Associate of Science (AS) degree is designed for students planning to transfer credits to a baccalaureate degree program at a four-year institution. It allows more freedom in course selection than the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree, but does not necessarily guarantee that students will be accepted as having completed all lower division comprehensive and general education requirements for a baccalaureate degree. When selecting courses for this degree, students should consult TBCC advisors and the institution to which they will transfer to make sure that they are taking the correct courses.
All candidates must meet the following Comprehensive Requirements for Associate of Applied Science, Associate of General Studies and Associate of Science.
All candidates must complete 6-8 credit hours from:
Health and P.E.
All candidates must complete either:
All candidates must complete a minimum of seven (7) quarter credits of Lower Division Collegiate courses in each of the following three (3) distribution areas, each course must be a minimum of 3 credits:
Arts and Humanities
Art, foreign languages, humanities, journalism, literature, music, philosophy, speech, theater arts, women's studies (WS 101 only) and, writing (excluding WR 115, 185, 121 and 122.)
Anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, sociology, and women's studies.
Biology, chemistry, computer information systems*, computer science, environmental studies, general science, geology, mathematics, and physics. *only CIS 120, 121, 122
Requirements for Electives
All elective courses must be Lower Division Collegiate courses. See the TBCC catalog (pdf) for a complete list of lower division courses. Maximum of three (3) credits of PE (100 Level or above).
Comprehensive Credit and GPA Requirements
All candidates for a degree must earn a minimum of 90 credits which count towards an associate degree. (Many programs require more than 90 credits. See descriptions in specific programs for number of credits required.)
The following limitations apply:
All candidates must meet the following basic competencies:
Competency in mathematics must be demonstrated by completion of 4 credits MTH 111A, MTH 111B, MTH 111C or higher with a grade of "C" or better.