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  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Catalog

Associate in Science - SCI.AS


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Associate in Science Degree

The Associate in Science degree is designed to complete the lower-division (freshman and sophomore) portion of a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. The Associate in Science degree includes the transferable General Education Core Curriculum  (GECC) and the lower-division major field core courses recommended by the Illinois Articulation Initiative. The Associate in Science degree is ideally suited for students seeking a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in areas such as business and education, among others.

In Fall 2016, all Illinois community colleges were required to offer a new A.S. model.  The goal of the model is to smooth the transition for those students transferring into a B.S. degree program so that they can enter on the same footing as native B.S. students.  It is assumed that A.S. students will complete the remainder of the GECC package upon their matriculation at the four-year college or university.  Although Lewis and Clark students operate under the catalog under which they entered the college, students who entered under previous catalogs could transition to the 2016 A.S. degree model.  As a result, it is understood that there will be two A.S. degree models operating for a number of years.

Online and Web-Blended Learning Option: Lewis and Clark offers an Associate in Science degree option which enables the student to complete most of the required coursework by combining online and/or Web-blended courses. (Note: some courses may require on-campus visits.)

If you are interested in pursuing this degree option, please contact an Academic Advisor for assistance with course selection.

General Education Requirements: 37 Credit Hours


Communications (9 Credit Hours)


Three courses must be selected from the general education core list: a two-course sequence in writing (with grade of “C” or better) and one course in oral communications.

Mathematics (6 Credit Hours)


One course must be selected from the Mathematics general education core list.

Physical & Life Sciences (10 Credit Hours)


Three courses must be selected with at least one course being a lab science course. In addition, one course must be selected from the life science group and one course must be selected from the physical science group. See general education core list.

Humanities & Fine Arts (6 Credit Hours)


Two courses must be selected with at least one course being a western culture course. In addition, at least one course must be selected from the humanities group and one course must be selected from the fine arts group.

Note: A.S. degree seeking students must complete one non-western culture course in either humanities/fine arts or social/behavioral sciences. See general education  core list.

Social & Behavioral Sciences (6 Credit Hours)


Two courses must be selected from at least two disciplines (ANTH, ECON, GEOG, HIST, POLS, PSYC, SOCI).

Note: A.S. degree seeking students must complete one non-western culture course in either humanities/fine arts or social/behavioral sciences. See general education  core list.

Human Relations Requirement


Students must satisfy the State of Illinois human relations course requirement by successfully completing one of the following courses within the General Education Core Curriculum:

Humanities/Fine Arts courses:


Social/Behavioral Science courses:


Major Field and Elective Course Requirements: 23 Credit Hours


Elective Course Requirements


Residency Requirement


Students must complete 15 semester credit hours of the degree at Lewis and Clark Community College.

Cumulative Grade Point Average Requirement


2.00 minimum GPA at L&C

Total Credit Hours Required: 60 Credit Hours


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