Science, AS

Associate of Science (202005AS)

Contact Information

Dr. Katie Cerrone
Program Coordinator
Leigh Hall 412

Program Information

The Associate of Science degree teaches students to think critically and creatively about their perceptions of ideas, events and people. This degree is for students who would like to pursue a science based degree. Core curriculum emphasizes mathematics and science, but also includes English, history, and social studies, while learning fundamental skills in analysis, research, composition and reading comprehension. This is a science intensive degree designed to position the student for successful employment, career advancement, or more focused study in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields at the baccalaureate level.

Upon completion of the Associate of Science degree, students should demonstrate:

  • the ability to make qualitative and quantitative judgments
  • the ability to utilize critical thinking and analytical skills
  • the ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and authentic manner
  • a knowledge of science, technology, and mathematics and their effects on human activities

Career Information

There are many careers a student can pursue with an Associate of Science degree. For additional information please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics at or visit the UA Career Center.

Bachelor Degree Program

Students earning an Associate of Science can "step up" to many degrees offered at The University of Akron. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss all the options.

The following information has official approval of The Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences, but is intended only as a supplemental guide. Official degree requirements are established at the time of transfer and admission to the degree-granting college. Students should refer to the Degree Progress Report (DPR) which is definitive for graduation requirements. Completion of this degree within the identified time frame below is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others. The transfer process is completed through an appointment with your academic advisor.

Transfer students should consult their Advisor to identify courses that are equivalent. 

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
or English Composition I
or English Composition I + Workshop
Natural Science Requirement with Lab 3 4
Electives 4 3-2
Select one of the following: 3
Human Relations  
Social Science Requirement
Select one of the following: 3-4
Technical Mathematics II
and Technical Mathematics III
Mathematics for Modern Technology 1  
Mathematics, Statistics, and Logic Requirement
Spring Semester
Technical Report Writing
or English Composition II
Natural Science Requirement without Lab 3 3
Electives 4 6
Select one of the following: 2 3
Technology & Human Values  
Contemporary Global Issues  
Social Science Requirement
2nd Year
Fall Semester
Professional Communications and Presentations
or Introduction to Public Speaking
or Effective Oral Communication
Humanities Requirement 5 3
Electives 4 6
Select one of the following: 1 3
Death & Dying  
Diversity in American Society  
Additional General Education Course
Spring Semester
Electives 4 8
Select one of the following: 3
Shakespeare & His World  
Introduction to Philosophy  
Arts or Humanities Requirement 5
Select one of the following: 3
Visual Arts Awareness  
Exploring Music: Bach to Rock  
Viewing Dance  
Arts Requirement 5
 Total Hours60

Policy Alert: By the end of your first 48 credit hours attempted, you must have completed your required General Education English, Mathematics, and Communications (Speech) requirements.