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Associate of Science

The Associate of Science (AS) degree is intended for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering.  Completion of the AS degree requires a minimum of 64 credit hours of approved courses.

The AS degree differs from the Associate of Arts (AA) degree in the level of mathematics and science coursework that is required. Students meeting the prerequisites for MTH 150 (Precalculus) or MTH201 (Analytic Geometry & Calculus I) in their first semester can expect to complete the AS degree in four semesters. Students requiring additional math preparation prior to MTH150 will require additional semesters to complete the degree.

 

Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AS degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. Additionally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information. Finally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years.

Course Semester Hours Milestone
  First Semester (Fall)
   
  History or Government 3  
LAL101  ^Composition I 3 LAL101 
MTH201 ^Analytic Geometry & Calculus I 5 MTH201
SKL101 College Orientation 1 SKL101
SPK101 Public Speaking 3  
    15  
 
  Second Semester (Spring)
   
ECN101 or
ECN102
Macroeconomics or
Microeconomics
3  
LAL102 ^Composition II 3  
MTH202 ^Analytic Geometry & Calculus II 5 MTH202
PHY121 ^General Chemistry I 5  
    16  
 
  Third Semester (Fall)
   
  Engineering Elective 3  
  Humanities Elective 3  
MTH203 ^Analytic Geometry & Calculus III 5  
PHY201 ^Engineering Physics I 5  
    16  
 
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   
  Engineering Elective 3  
  Engineering Elective 3  
  Humanities Elective 3  
PHY202 ^Engineering Physics II 5  
  Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3  
    17  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 64  

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

**Shaded courses must be completed in the sequence indicated. Failure to complete these courses in the appropriate sequence will result in extension of time to complete the AS degree. In particular, failure to complete MTH 201 (with a C or above) by the end of the second semester will result in an extension of time to completion of the AS degree of a full year.

^Please refer to the college catalog and course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

 

Transfer Institutions

The majority of students enrolled in our AS degree program plan to transfer to engineering programs at either Missouri S&T or the University of Missouri-Columbia. Since specific program requirements vary based on engineering discipline and transfer institution, all students are encouraged to connect with academic advisors at their intended transfer institution early in the program.

Missouri S&T

Engineering Degree Programs offered at S&T

         Elective Course Transfer Guide

Information for Transfer Students

University of Missouri (College of Engineering)

Degree Programs offered at MU

         Elective Course Transfer Guide

Information for Prospective Students 

 

For More Information Contact:

Dr. Patti Cole
Associate of Science/STEM Coordinator
601 Business Loop 70 West, Suite 216
Columbia, MO 65203

(573) 234-1067 x12107

 

Associate of Arts - Health Science (Pre-OTA)

Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AA degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. Additionally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information. Finally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years.

Visit our Occupational Therapy Assistant program page for more information on admission criteria.

Math Pathways Information

 

Course Semester Hours Milestone*
  First Semester (Fall)
   
 BIO205****  Human Anatomy** 4  BIO205
 LAL101****  ^Composition I 3  LAL101
 MTH100****  ^Intermediate Algebra (or higher) 3  MTH100
 PSY101****  General Psychology 3  PSY101
 SKL101***  College Orientation 1  SKL101
 SPK101****  Public Speaking 3  SPK101
    17  
 
  Second Semester (Spring)
   
 BIO209****  ^Physiology** 4  BIO209
 HSC171****  Medical Terminology 3  HSC171
 ****  Social and Behavioral Science 3  HST or PSC
 PSY205****  ^Human Lifespan Development 3  PSY205
 SOC101***  Sociology    
    16  
 
  Third Semester (Fall)
   
   Elective (BIO101 Biology - Recommended) 4  
 LAL102  ^Composition II 3  
 MTH140 or
 MTH142 or
 MTH160
 ^Precalculus Algebra or
 ^Quantitative Reasoning or
 ^Elementary Statistics
3  
 PHI152***  Introduction to Ethics 3  PHI152
   Humanities and Fine Arts
3  
    16  
 
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   
   Elective (^BIO206 Microbiology - Recommended) 4  
   Elective (^MTH160 Elementary Statistics - Recommended) 3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts 3  
   Physical Science (^PHY121 General Chemistry I - Recommended) 5  
    15  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 64  

 

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester. 

**Anatomy and Physiology must be repeated if completed five years or more before the date of entry into the program.

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

***Directed Electives (complete one with a "C" or better to meet the required pre-entry course requirement):

CIT101 Computer Essentials or
PHI152 Introduction to Ethics or
SKL101 College Orientation or
SOC101 Sociology (Recommended)

****Required Pre-Entry Courses (Prior to beginning the OTA Program in January, students must successfully complete the required general education courses with a “C” or better and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA or higher in the required general education coursework.)

Associate of Arts - Social/Behavioral Science

Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AA degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. Additionally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information. Finally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years.

Math Pathways Information

 

Course Semester Hours Milestone*
  First Semester (Fall)
   
   Core Elective
3  
 LAL101  ^Composition I 3  LAL101
   ^Mathematics 3  Math
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  SKL101
   Social and Behavioral Science 3  
 SPK101  Public Speaking 3  
    16  
 
  Second Semester (Spring)
   
   Biological or Physical Science 3-5  
   Social and Behavioral Science 3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts 3  
 LAL102  ^Composition II 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science 3  
    15-17  
 
  Third Semester (Fall)
   
   Biological or Physical Science 3-5  
   Humanities and Fine Arts
3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
    15-17  
 
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   
   Core Elective 3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
    18  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 64  

 

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester. 

^Please refer to the college catalog and course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s). 

Associate of Arts - General Studies

Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AA degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. Additionally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information. Finally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years.

Math Pathways Information

 

Course Semester Hours Milestone
  First Semester (Fall)
   
   Core Elective
3  
 LAL101  ^Composition I 3  LAL101
   ^Mathematics 3  Math
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  SKL101
   Social and Behavioral Science 3  
 SPK101  Public Speaking 3  
    16  
 
  Second Semester (Spring)
   
   Biological or Physical Science 3-5  
   Core Elective
3  
   Social and Behavioral Science 3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts 3  
 LAL102  ^Composition II 3  
    15-17  
 
  Third Semester (Fall)
   
   Biological or Physical Science 3-5  
   Elective 3  
   Elective 3  
   Elective 3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts 3  
    15-17  
 
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   
   Elective 3  
   Elective 3  
   Elective 3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts
3  
   Social and Behavioral Science 3  
    18  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 64  

 

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester. 

^Please refer to the college catalog and course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

Associate of Arts - Agriculture

Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AA degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. Additionally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information. Finally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years.

Math Pathways Information

 

Course Semester Hours Milestone*
  First Semester (Fall)
   
   Ag Elective (PHY140 Soil Science - Recommended) 4  
   Ag Elective (SOC102 Rural Sociology - Recommended) 3  
 LAL101  ^Composition I 3  LAL101
   ^Mathematics 3  Math
 AGR101 or
 SKL101
 Agriculture Orientation
 College Orientation
1-3  AGR101 or
 SKL101
 SPK101  Public Speaking 3  
    17  
 
  Second Semester (Spring)
   
   Ag Elective (AGR Animal Science - Recommended)
4  
   Ag Elective (AGR Plant Science -  Recommended)
4  
   History or Government 3  
   Humanities    
 LAL102  ^Composition II 3  
    15  
 
  Third Semester (Fall)
   
   Ag Elective (See Recommended Electives)
3  
   Biological or Physical Science (BIO101 Biology Recommended) 4  
   Biological or Physical Science (PHY121 General Chemistry I Recommended)  5  
   Social and Behavioral Science (ECN101 Macroeconomics Recommended) 3  
    15  
 
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   
   Ag Elective (BIO151 Introductory Plant Biology - Recommended)
3-4  
   Ag Elective (See Recommended Ag Track Electives)
3  
   Humanities 3  
   Humanities 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science (ECN102 Microeconomics Recommended) 3  
    15-16  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 64  

 

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester. 

^Please refer to the college catalog and course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

Recommended Agriculture Electives:

 

General Agriculture

AGR: Animal Science
AGR: Plant Science
BIO151 Introductory Plant Biology
MTH160 Elementary Statistics
PHY140 Soil Science
PHY164 Atmospheric Science
SOC102 Rural Sociology

Agribusiness

ACC101 Elementary Accounting I
ACC102 Elementary Accounting II
AGR: Animal Science
AGR: Plant Science
BUS100 Introduction to Business
MTH201 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
PHY140 Soil Science
PHY164 Atmospheric Science

Plant Science

AGR: Plant Science
BIO151 Introductory Plant Biology
PHY140 Soil Science
Select two of the following:
ACC101 Elementary Accounting I
ACC102 Elementary Accounting II
Personal Finance
BUS112 Principles of Management
BUS113 Human Relations in Management
MKT105 Principles of Marketing

 

 

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