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2017-2018 Archived Catalog 
2017-2018 Archived Catalog

Associate in Science

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Associate in Science
Science & Math Division

Program Code: ASCI2

Office: Gorman G1001

Phone: (810) 762-0284

The Associate in Science (AS) Degree is designed primarily for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university with a major in natural or physical sciences, mathematics, or in preparation for professional fields such as medicine, dentistry, dietetics, environmental science, natural resources or engineering.  This degree meets the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) requirements, satisfying 28-30 General Education hours and additional general education courses for a Bachelor’s Degree.

It is extremely important to consider the requirements at the college you plan to transfer to when selecting courses.

General Education Requirements

Writing and Communication (6 credits)

Students must successfully complete 1 English Composition course and either an additional English Composition course or 1 Communication course

Humanities (6-7 credits)

Students must successfully complete 2 courses from two different academic disciplines

  • Humanities courses include: Arts, Communication*, Foreign Language, Literature, Philosophy Credits 6 / 7 Contact Hours

*If a communication class is taken in the Writing/Communication category, it cannot be counted again as Humanities.

Social Science (6-8 credits)

Students must successfully complete 2 courses from two different academic disciplines

  • Social Science courses include: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology Credits 6 / 8 Contact Hours

Mathematics (9-10 credits)

Students must successfully complete the following mathematics courses

Science (7 credits)

Students must successfully complete 2 science courses from two different science disciplines and one course must have a lab. 

  • Science courses include: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physical Science, Physics, Scientific Inquiry Credits 7 / 8 Contact Hours

Select Additional Elective Courses (21-26 credits)

  • Consult with an advisor/counselor to determine specific courses to be taken to complete the remaining 21-26 credits needed for the AS degree. Credits 21-26 / 21-26 Contact Hours

Computer Competency Requirement

Beginning 2016, demonstration of computer competency is a degree requirement at Mott Community College

Computer competency can be demonstrated by one of two ways:

NOTE: Some programs require taking COMG-153; for these programs, the Test-Out option is not available. For those programs that do not require COMG-153, the competency test-out option is available and can be taken in the Academic Testing Center, located on the 3rd floor of the Mott Library.

Program Total: Credits 62 / 62 Contact Hours


  1. A 2.0 or higher is required in each course counting toward the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) designation.
  2. All course and degree requirements must be met
  3. 15 credits minimum must be earned at MCC
  4. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

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