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 is ideally suited for students seeking a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in areas such as business and education, among others.
Lewis and Clark offers A.S. degree program majors in the following areas of study: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Engineering (Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, and Mechanical), Meteorology, Physical Science, and Physics. If you plan on majoring in one of these at a four-year institution, you should work closely with your academic advisor to verify the program requirements an course transferability at the institution you plan on attending.
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.