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Catalog 2017-18


Degree Requirements

Associate in Science (AS)

Schoolcraft Degree and Program Code AS - Associate in Science
#AS.00042
Another program code may be specified for specific programs, such as the Pre-Pharmacy program.
Description The associate in science (AS) degree is for students who plan to pursue baccalaureate degree in a science-related field. Schoolcraft students may complete the degree by following the requirements specified by the transfer institution and Schoolcraft College (SC).
Degree Focus Transfer: Completion of a broad distribution of liberal arts courses in the English, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences and social sciences distribution areas that may be used to meet transfer requirements toward a baccalaureate degree with an intended focus toward the sciences and related fields.
Some liberal arts courses cannot be used to satisfy the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). Please see your advisor, counselor or review the MTA course list on schoolcraft.edu/transfer and select “Michigan Transfer Agreement”.
English Communication Minimum 6 credit hours.
Completion of a minimum of two English communication courses within a set of courses.
ENG 101 and ENG 102* or ENG 102 and ENG 221* or
ENG 102 and COMA 103* or ENG 221 and COMA 103*
Humanities* Minimum 4 credit hours.
Completion of a minimum of two humanities courses from two different disciplines.
Art, Communication Arts, English (Literature), Foreign Language, History+, Humanities, Music, Philosophy or Theatre
Mathematics

Natural Sciences
Minimum 20 credit hours.
Completion of a minimum of one mathematics course from Schoolcraft’s approved Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) course list.
Completion of a minimum of two natural science courses from two different disciplines.
One must be a lab science course.
Biology, Chemistry, Geography+, Geology, Nutrition or Physics
Social Sciences* Minimum 6 credit hours.
Completion of a minimum of two social science courses from two different disciplines.
Anthropology, Geography+, History+, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology
Major Area of Study

General Electives
Minimum 24 credit hours in liberal arts courses that satisfy transfer and academic goals and requirements.
Course Level All courses that apply to this degree must be at the 100-through 400-level with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
Credit Requirement Minimum 60 credit hours.
Institutional Requirements Completion of all Schoolcraft College Core Abilities and a minimum of 16 credit hour associate-level Schoolcraft College General Education requirements in English, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences.
The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) may be used to fulfill the Schoolcraft College General Education requirements.
PLEASE NOTE: Students may not use the same History course to satisfy both the humanities and social sciences distribution area. Additionally, students may not use COMA 103* to satisfy both the humanities and English communications distribution area.
Only certain Geography courses can be used for a natural science or social science course.
Types of Courses There are three (3) types of courses that may be used toward fulfilling associate degrees at Schoolcraft College:
  1. Liberal ArtsL courses will typically transfer to another institution. They provide general knowledge and theory in the arts, language and communication, humanities, natural sciences, math and social sciences.
  2. Schoolcraft-only General Education courses are a set of Liberal Arts courses which provide general knowledge and application opportunities. Courses may or may not transfer to another institution.
  3. Occupational courses (BOLD) have a direct career relationship and focus on developing necessary knowledge and skills to enter the work force within the chosen field of study.
    Courses may or may not transfer to another institution. No SC occupational courses may be used toward SC General Education or to meet the requirements for MTA.
Occupational or Schoolcraft-only General Education courses may not account for more than 15 credits in this degree.
Courses that may transfer or be used toward fulfilling the requirements of general education at Schoolcraft College may be found on Schoolcraft College’s General Education and Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list. While applied or occupational courses provide immediate skill-building opportunities, their transferability and value should be discussed with a counselor or academic advisor.
Key ITALICIZED text = Courses that may only be used to satisfy Schoolcraft General Education requirements, but do not qualify to meet MTA requirements.
Non-ITALICIZED text = Every non-italicized course on this list may be used to satisfy the requirements of MTA.
* = Only these courses or combination of courses may be used to satisfy the final requirement for MTA Mathematics or English Communications.
Superscript L = Lab Science
Subscript X = Schoolcraft-only General Education. (Courses may or may not transfer to another institution.)
Superscript + = Students may not use the same History course to satisfy both the humanities and social sciences or COMA 103* to satisfy both humanities and English communications. Only certain Geography courses can be used for a natural science or social science course.
BOLD = Occupational Courses

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