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2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

Associate in Science - Option I

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Students are required to earn a minimum of 90 college-level credits with a 2.0 grade point average to graduate. A minimum of 63 credits of general education/core courses is required.

Important Notice:

The Associate in Science Transfer (AS-T) Degree, Option I is designed to prepare students for upper division study in the areas of Biological Sciences, Environmental/Resource Sciences, Chemistry, Geology, and Earth Science. Completing the AS-T degree will prepare students for upper division study; it does not guarantee students admission to the major.

Students completing this AS-T will receive the same priority consideration for admission to the baccalaureate institution as they would for completing the Associate in Arts DTA Degree and will be given junior status by the receiving institution. Additional general education requirements, cultural diversity requirements, and foreign language requirements, as required by the transfer institution, must be met prior to the completion of a baccalaureate degree. Students need to meet with department advisors at the baccalaureate institution to determine an appropriate educational plan.

Residence Requirements for Transfer Degrees:

  • A minimum of 30 credits that apply toward the degree earned at WWCC.

Course Designators and Requirements

Natural Science [NS]

30 credits required. Sequences should not be broken up between institutions.

Biology or Physics Sequence: 15 credits

Note: Some schools require calculus based Physics for the major. Consult with receiving transfer institution. Choose one of the following sequences:

10-15 Credits in Physics, Geology, Organic Chemistry, Biology, or Mathematics

Consisting of courses normally taken for science majors (not for general education), preferably in a 2 or 3 quarter sequence.

Communications [C]

Minimum of 5 credits in a college-level composition course.

Quantitative Skills [Q]

At least 15 credits in courses at or above introductory calculus level (includes Introduction to Statistics).  Pre-Calculus courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

Humanities & Social Science [H] [HP] [SS]

  • Minimum of 15 credits required. 5 credits in Humanities, 5 credits in Social Sciences, and an additional 5 credits in either Humanities or Social Sciences.
  • No more than 5 credits allowed in 100 level Modern Languages.
  • Up to 5 credits allowed in Performance/Fine Arts.
    Note: Courses taken to meet the Humanities and Social Sciences requirements in the AS-T will be accepted toward those requirements and counted as general education requirements by the receiving institution.

Physical Ed [PE]

Three (3) activity credits required. Waived by physician recommendation only. A maximum of three (3) Physical Education Activity credits are allowed in the degree. Military service may satisfy this requirement. For students studying on one of our Department of Correction (DOC) campuses, HPER 264 - Stress Management  satisfies this requirement.


12 credits must be approved academic electives. These may include prerequisites for major courses (e.g., Pre-Calculus), additional major coursework, or specific general education or other university requirements, as approved by the advisor. 7 credits must be fully transferable as defined by the ICRC* guidelines. All courses listed in the Master List of Transfer Courses meet this criteria. A maximum of 5 credits college-level, restricted elective courses will be accepted. Students should consult with their intended transfer institution for transferability of courses.

Note: not all classes are offered every quarter.

*Intercollegiate Relations Commission

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