Associate in Science (A.S.)

The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university to major in either biology or chemistry. Because requirements vary at each four-year college or university, students should check with the school they plan to transfer to or an advisor or counselor to make sure they're taking the right courses.

Three areas of concentration

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Pre-Professional Studies - Health Emphasis - designed for students who intend to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree in fields including, but not limited to, nursing, dietetics, radiologic technology, health science and dental hygiene. Additionally, upon completion of this degree, students will have completed many of the prerequisites for graduate programs such as Master of Occupational Therapy and Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Degree Requirements

In order to receive the Associate in Science degree, the student must complete the general and specialized education requirements for either biology, chemistry or pre-professional studies.

Career and salary information

Visit the MoSCORES website for information on MCC's programs, including length, credit hours, and wage and employment data. Search Metropolitan Community College. Note: The historical data listed is informational and can vary based on the number of credit hours students earn, local wage conditions and other factors.

Transfer made simple

Many MCC students plan to transfer. Whatever your transfer destination, we'll work to make sure your credits move easily. That's why we're experts at it.

We've worked out specific transfer agreements with many four-year colleges and universities, so make sure you speak with an academic advisor before enrolling, particularly since transfer agreements can change based on curriculum revisions.

Learn more about MCC's seamless transfer

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