Associate of Science Degree (9100)

The associate of science (AS) degree program is normally pursued by students intending to transfer to a senior institution for the completion of a bachelor of science degree. Typical areas of study may include engineering, earth sciences, mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, computer science, or pre-medicine. Students who complete this degree will also satisfy all requirements for the State of Ohio Transfer Module. See “Transfer Module.”

The associate of science degree (AS) requires successful completion of 61 semester credits with a 2.0 minimum grade point average (GPA). Students must have been enrolled in and earned at least 20 semester credits at Lakeland Community College. Courses below the 1000 level are not applicable to degree requirements, e.g., ENGL 0111 Fundamentals of College Literacy, MATH 0745 Essential Skills for Algebra, etc.

Students must earn the 61 semester credits as listed below. Students must successfully complete at least 36 of the total minimum 61 credits required from the degree from the courses listed in the Transfer Module:

Course Title Credit Hours
First Year Experience
FYEX 1000First Year Experience 11
Communications
ENGL 1110English Composition I (A) 23
or ENGL 1111 English Composition I (B)
ENGL 1120English Composition II3
or ENGL 1121 English Composition II-Technical Focus
Arts and Humanities
Select 6 credits from Arts and Humanities6
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Select 6 credits from Social and Behavioral Sciences6
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Select 18 credits from Mathematics and Natural Sciences18
Electives
Select 24 credits through consultation with a counselor to select electives that will support your educational objectives. Elective credits should be focused for the most part in the Mathematics and Natural Sciences categories. (See below for more information about elective requirements.)24
Total Credit Hours61

Arts and Humanities

Course Title Credit Hours
Select at least 6 credits from at least TWO disciplines from the following:
Arts:
ARTS 1120Art Appreciation3
ARTS 2220Survey of Art I3
ARTS 2230Survey of Art II3
Humanities:
HUMX 1100Introduction to Humanities3
HUMX 1200The American Experience in the Arts3
HUMX 1300Human Issues: Choices in a Contemporary Society3
Interdisciplinary Studies:
IDST 2400The Spanish Speaking World3
Literature:
ENGL 2210Introduction to Fiction3
ENGL 2220Introduction to Poetry3
ENGL 2225Graphic Fiction and Narrative3
ENGL 2230Introduction to Drama3
ENGL 2235Contemporary Global Fiction3
ENGL 2240Children's Literature3
ENGL 2245Science Fiction3
ENGL 2248Literature by Women3
ENGL 2250Survey of American Literature I3
ENGL 2260Survey of American Literature II3
ENGL 2263American Cinema3
ENGL 2270Literature of Contemporary Global Conflict3
ENGL 2275Multicultural Literary Studies3
ENGL 2276African American Literature3
ENGL 2280Survey of British Literature I3
ENGL 2290Survey of British Literature II3
ENGL 2296Fantasy3
Music:
MUSC 1200Music Appreciation3
MUSC 1215World Music3
MUSC 1800Popular Music: Rock, Jazz, Country, and Hip-Hop3
MUSC 2200Music History and Literature I3
MUSC 2250Music History and Literature II3
Philosophy:
PHIL 1300Thinking Critically3
PHIL 1500Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 2000Comparative Religion3
PHIL 2600Logic3
PHIL 2700Ethics3
PHOT 1000History of Photography3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Course Title Credit Hours
Select at least ONE Behavioral Science and at least ONE Macro-Social Science from the following:
Behavioral Sciences
IDST 1200Introduction to Women's Studies3
PSYC 1400Human Sexuality3
PSYC 1500Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC 1700Psychology of Gender3
PSYC 2300Personality Theory3
PSYC 2400Child Psychology3
PSYC 2500Adolescent Psychology3
PSYC 2600Adult Development and Aging3
PSYC 2700Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC 2800Social Psychology3
SOCY 1150Principles of Sociology3
SOCY 1190Chemical Dependency and Society3
SOCY 2000Ethnic Minorities in the U.S.3
SOCY 2250Introduction to Social Work3
SOCY 2260Sociology of the Family3
SOCY 2270Sociology of Aging3
SOCY 2280Social Problems3
SOCY 2290Deviance in American Society3
Macro-Social Sciences
ECON 1150Basic Economics3
ECON 2500Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 2600Principles of Microeconomics3
GEOG 1500Introduction to Geography3
GEOG 1600World Regional Geography3
GEOG 1800Geography of US and Canada3
GEOG 2000Economic Geography3
GEOG 2500World Cultural Geography3
HIST 1150Western Civilization I: Antiquity Through the Reformation3
HIST 1250Western Civilization II: Age of Revolution Through the Present3
HIST 1450World Civilization I: The Ancient and Medieval World3
HIST 1550World Civilization II: The Modern World3
HIST 2150U.S. History: Colonization Through Reconstruction3
HIST 2250U.S. History: Reconstruction to the Present3
HIST 2450Women in U.S. History2
HIST 2600Ohio History3
HIST 2700Vietnam Era and Its Legacy3
POLS 1300U.S. National Government3
POLS 2100State and Local Government3
POLS 2200Introduction to International Relations3
POLS 2300Introduction to Comparative Politics3
POLS 2400Women and Politics3
POLS 2500Modern Political Ideologies3
URST 2000Introduction to Urban Studies3

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Course Title Credit Hours
Mathematics
Select at least 3 credits from the following: 3
MATH 1650College Algebra4
MATH 1700Trigonometry3
MATH 1890Finite Mathematics4
MATH 2400Calculus for Business, Social, and Life Sciences5
MATH 2500Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 45
MATH 2600Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 45
MATH 2700Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 44
MATH 2800Linear Algebra4
MATH 2850Differential Equations4
Natural Sciences
Select one sequence of courses (minimum 8 credits) from the following discipline areas:
BIOL 1510
BIOL 1520
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology II 5
8
BIOL 2210
BIOL 2220
Anatomy and Physiology I
and Anatomy and Physiology II
8
CHEM 1500
CHEM 1600
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II 6
10
PHYS 1610
PHYS 1620
General Physics I
and General Physics II
10
PHYS 2410
PHYS 2420
Science and Engineering Physics I
and Science and Engineering Physics II 7
10
Select remaining 7 credits from the following:
MATH 1330Statistics for the Health Sciences3
MATH 1550Statistics4
MATH 1650College Algebra4
MATH 1700Trigonometry3
MATH 1890Finite Mathematics4
MATH 2400Calculus for Business, Social, and Life Sciences5
MATH 2500Calculus and Analytical Geometry I5
MATH 2600Calculus and Analytical Geometry II5
MATH 2700Calculus and Analytical Geometry III4
MATH 2800Linear Algebra4
MATH 2850Differential Equations4
BIOL 1030Environmental Issues and Solutions3
BIOL 1140Human Biology3
BIOL 1150Plant Biology4
BIOL 1160Animal Biology4
BIOL 1170Ecology and Environmental Biology4
BIOL 1190Introduction to Evolutionary Biology4
BIOL 1200Fundamentals of Biology for the Health Technologies 84
BIOL 1510Principles of Biology I 94
BIOL 1520Principles of Biology II 94
BIOL 2210Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 2220Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIOL 2700Microbiology4
CHEM 1050Chemistry in the Everyday World3
CHEM 1100Elementary Chemistry4
CHEM 1150Introduction to Organic Chemistry4
CHEM 1500General Chemistry I 105
CHEM 1600General Chemistry II 105
CHEM 2000Quantitative Analysis5
CHEM 2500Organic Chemistry I5
CHEM 2600Organic Chemistry II5
GEOG 1550Physical and Environmental Geography3
GEOL 1100Introduction to Physical Geology4
GEOL 1200Introductory Historical Geology4
GEOL 1300Introduction to Stream System Analyses3
PSCI 1100Conceptual Physical Science4
PSCI 1300Earth Science3
PSCI 1400Introduction to Meteorology3
PHYS 1500Astronomy4
PHYS 1550Everyday Physics3
PHYS 1610General Physics I5
or PHYS 2410 Science and Engineering Physics I
PHYS 1620General Physics II5
or PHYS 2420 Science and Engineering Physics II
1

FYEX 1000 First Year Experience is a degree requirement for all new first time in college students.

2

Placement into the appropriate English course is required. See here.

3

Placement in the appropriate Mathematics course is required. See here.

4

MATH 2500 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I, MATH 2600 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II and/or MATH 2700 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III are recommended for Physics, Chemistry and Engineering majors.

5

BIOL 1510 Principles of Biology I and BIOL 1520 Principles of Biology II are recommended for Biology majors.

6

CHEM 1500 General Chemistry I and CHEM 1600 General Chemistry II are recommended for Chemistry majors.

7

PHYS 2410 Science and Engineering Physics I and PHYS 2420 Science and Engineering Physics II are recommended for Physics, Chemistry, or Engineering majors.

8

BIOL 1200 Fundamentals of Biology for the Health Technologies is best suited for health technology students.

9

Students who have completed the BIOL 1510 Principles of Biology I and BIOL 1520 Principles of Biology II sequence and wish to fulfill their natural science requirement with additional biology courses should select from the following courses: BIOL 1170 Ecology and Environmental Biology, BIOL 1190 Introduction to Evolutionary Biology, BIOL 2210 Anatomy and Physiology I, BIOL 2220 Anatomy and Physiology II, BIOL 2700 Microbiology.

10

Students who have completed the CHEM 1500 General Chemistry I and CHEM 1600 General Chemistry II sequence and wish to fulfill their natural science requirement with additional chemistry courses should select from the following courses: CHEM 2000 Quantitative Analysis, CHEM 2500 Organic Chemistry I, CHEM 2600 Organic Chemistry II.

Electives

Students should consult with a counselor to select electives that will support their educational objectives. Elective credits should be focused for the most part in the Mathematics and Natural Sciences categories.

Students may apply excess credits from each of the degree areas shown above to the Electives area.

Students should complete the remaining credits for the degree from either additional Transfer Module courses or from any college-level courses as general electives.

(NOTE: The one-credit physical activity courses (PEHR 1101 Aerobic Conditioning through PEHR 1126 Suspension Training and DANC 1108 Basic Ballet through DANC 1110 Basic Modern Dance) cannot be applied to the degree requirements.)

Some four-year colleges require a course in public speaking, which is COMM 1000 Effective Public Speaking at Lakeland. Students should check to see if the institution to which they plan to transfer requires this Transfer Module course.

Some four-year colleges require completion of one or two years of course work in Modern/Foreign Languages. Students should check to see if the institution to which they plan to transfer includes this requirement.

Students seeking to improve their computer skills/knowledge needed at Lakeland and elsewhere are encouraged to take ITIS 1000 Basic Computer Skills or ITIS 1005 Computer Essentials, which meets the Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) requirement for Ohio’s Articulation and Transfer Policy.