Associate of Science

General Studies – Associate of Science

The Associate of Science Degree (AS) in General Studies is recommended for students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution and major in a science or science related program of study.  Students will complete the core requirements for the Associate of Science plus 20 elective hours.

  • Have completed a broad background of studies in the core areas offered at FPCC
  • Be able to transfer the freshman and sophomore general education courses required by most colleges or universities offering bachelor’s degrees
  • Have explored elective courses in areas of personal interest
General Education Requirements
Core I Communications (COMX 111 and WRIT 101 and WRIT 201) 9
Core II Mathematics and Science (M121/141 and *Science with a lab recommended for transfer) 11
Core III Arts and Humanities 6
Core IV Social Sciences 6
Core V Native American Studies 3
Core VI Computer Technology 3
Core VII Health 2
Total General Education credits required for degree 40
Program of Study Requirements
Electives (200 level CT/MATH/SCI preferred) 20
Total Program of Study credits required for degree 20
Total credits required for degree 60


*Program Requirements Based On FPCC Courses-All Transfer Students (credits) Will Be Evaluated On An Individual Basis