Associate in Science (AS) Degree

Gain the scientific skills and knowledge you'll need to transfer to a four-year institution.

Degree Stats

Associate in Science (60 credit hours)

Cost per credit hour: $250

 

Career Choices

An Associate in Science degree is a stepping stone that can prepare you for getting a four-year degree in a wide range of fields that includes:

  • Biology

  • Physics

  • Engineering

  • Chemistry

  • And more!

 

CLASSES YOU’LL TAKE

 

This online associate degree program is designed to help our students meet their four-year degree requirements by giving them a firm grounding in topics ranging from mathematics to critical thinking, chemistry, sociology, writing, computer information systems and more!

  • Full-Time Schedule

    SEMESTER 1 (16 CREDITS)

    ENG101 (3): First-Year Composition

    COM110 (3): Interpersonal Communication

    MHL153 (3): Rock Music and Culture

    GPH113 (4): Introduction to Physical Geography

    HIS103 (3): United States History to 1865

     

    SEMESTER 2 (15 CREDITS)

    PSY101 (3): Introduction to Psychology

    IFS201 (3): Information in a Post-Truth World

    CIS105 (3): Survey of Computer Information Systems

    CRE101 (3): College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking

    ENG102 (3): First-Year Composition

     

    SEMESTER 3 (14 CREDITS)

    MAT221 (4): Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

    CHM151-LL (4): General Chemistry I and Laboratory

    SOC241 (3): Race and Ethnic Relations

    One Elective from Field of Interest (9)

     

    SEMESTER 4 (14 CREDITS)

    MAT231 (4): Calculus with Analytic Geometry II

    CHM152-LL (4): General Chemistry II and Laboratory

    Electives from Field of Interest (7)

  • Part-Time Schedule

    SEMESTER 1 (9 CREDITS)

    ENG101 (3): First-Year Composition

    COM110 (3): Interpersonal Communication

    MHL153 (3): Rock Music and Culture

     

    SEMESTER 2 (7 CREDITS)

    GPH113 (4): Introduction to Physical Geography

    HIS103 (3): United States History to 1865

     

    SEMESTER 3 (9 CREDITS)

    PSY101 (3): Introduction to Psychology

    IFS201 (3): Information in a Post-Truth World

    CIS105 (3): Survey of Computer Information Systems

     

    SEMESTER 4 (6 CREDITS)

    CRE101 (3): College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking

    ENG102 (3): First-Year Composition

     

    SEMESTER 5 (8 CREDITS)

    MAT221 (4): Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

    CHM151-LL (4): General Chemistry I  and Laboratory

     

    SEMESTER 6 (6 CREDITS)

    SOC241 (3): Race and Ethnic Relations

    One Elective from Field of Interest (3)

     

    SEMESTER 7 (8 CREDITS)

    MAT231 (4): Calculus with Analytic Geometry II

    CHM152-LL (4): General Chemistry II and Laboratory

     

    SEMESTER 8 (7 CREDITS)

    Electives from Field of Interest (7)


     

  • Flexible Block Calendar Scheduling

    Rio offers flexible start dates and class times, so you can create a schedule that works for you. Plan out your degree and certificate classes by checking out our Block Calendar System.

Looking to take just a few classes?

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