Associate in Science

•  60 Credit Hours

Prepare for university transfer in areas such as biology, engineering, mathematics, or physical science.

Program Overview

The Associate in Science degree program is designed for students who expect to complete a degree at a four-year institution in such areas as biology, engineering, mathematics, or physical science. Students may complete the first two years at Eastern by earning an Associate in Science degree, requiring a minimum of 60 semester hours. Students pursuing the Associate in Science should consult the catalog of the institution in which they expect to enroll and should select appropriate courses in consultation with an advisor.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this degree, graduates will be able to:

  • Apply basic principles of biological and physical sciences and mathematics in junior and senior level courses required for majors related to sciences and mathematics
  • Use mathematic and scientific principles in problem-solving
  • Conduct basic research, and evaluate electronic and traditional sources
  • Apply the scientific method in designing, conducting, and analyzing experiments
  • Communicate effectively and work collaboratively
  • Examine issues from a global perspective

Course Selection

To determine appropriate course selections, students should consult with the catalog of the institution to which they intend to transfer.  Transfer Concentration Electives are transferable courses in the discipline of interest. Students should select Transfer Concentration Electives in consultation with an advisor and/or college to which they intend to transfer.

Course Recommendations

The following courses are recommendations to fulfill program requirements in each discipline:

Humanities: Select humanities electives from foreign language, art, music, literature, and religion courses
Mathematics: AS majors select MTH 135 or higher
Science: Select science electives from biology, chemistry, physics, or physical science
Social Science: Select social science electives from psychology, sociology, geography, and economics courses

Note: all electives must be college-level courses at the 100 level or higher.

Estimate Your Costs

Eastern is one of the most affordable colleges in the United States!

Rates are for 2022-2023 and based on two full-time (12 credit hour) semesters. Rates are subject to change and do not include books, academic supplies, or student fees.

Tuition Rates Eastern WV 2-Year Colleges WV 4-Year Colleges
West Virginia Residents $3,840 $4,776 $12,410
Non-Residents $8,520 $10,152 $26,096

Program Is Eligible for West Virginia Invests


Admissions Requirements

Eastern adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission.

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