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Associate of Science (ASCI)

Description

The Associate of Science degree is designed for students who plan to transfer into a bachelor's degree program immediately after completing their Cincinnati State degree.

Working closely with an academic advisor, students customize the curriculum to fit the school and the bachelor's degree program they plan to complete. Students can prepare for bachelor's degree programs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Pre-Professional Sciences, such as Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Dentistry, and Pre-Veterinary Medicine.

The Associate of Science degree includes the Ohio Transfer Module, which is a core set of general education courses, along with directed electives that allow students to complete the first two years of a four-year degree in a natural sciences or physical sciences field.

Students in the Associate of Science program participate in cooperative education, which offers opportunities for internship or employment in a career-related field. The co-op or internship placement provides practical training and enriches the academic experience.

Program Code

ASCI.AS

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Transfer to a baccalaureate institution and complete a four-year degree in a Natural Science field, such as:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics (BS)
  • Physics
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Veterinary Science
  • Zoology
  • and many more

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Vary depending on field of study. The Associate of Science degree is designed to be the first two years of a four-year bachelor's degree. While many career areas require completion of the bachelor's degree as a minimum qualification, some entry level positions may be obtained after graduation from the associate's degree, depending on the career field.

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Varies by bachelor's degree earned

Employment Outlook

Varies by bachelor's degree earned

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Mount St. Joseph University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Wright State University
  • Xavier University

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Varies, depending on intended bachelor's degree major. Sites include:
  • Advanced Testing Labs
  • Children's Hospital
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Q Labs

Curriculum

Effective 2020-2021 academic year

Associate of Science (ASCI)

First Year
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective   1 0 1
ENG 101 English Composition 1 3 0 3
MAT XXX Transfer Module Mathematics Elective   3 0 3
XXX XXX Transfer Module Natural/Physical Science List A Elective 1   3 3 4
XXX XXX Transfer Module Arts/Humanities List A Elective   3 0 3
Semester 2      
ENG 10X English Composition Elective   3 0 3
XXX XXX Transfer Module Natural/Physical Science List A Elective 2   3 3 4
XXX XXX Directed Elective 1   3 0 3
HUM 190 Career Exploration Seminar: Associate of Arts / Associate of Science 2 0 2
Semester 3      
COMM 110 Public Speaking 3 0 3
XXX XXX Transfer Module Social/Behavioral Science List A Elective   3 0 3
XXX XXX Directed Elective 2   3 0 3
XXX XXX Directed Elective 3   3 0 3
Second Year
Semester 4      
XXX XXX Transfer Module Math/Science Elective 1   2 2 3
HUM XXX Co-op/Internship Elective 1   1 20 1
XXX XXX Transfer Module Arts/Humanities List B Elective   3 0 3
XXX XXX Directed Elective 4   3 0 3
XXX XXX Directed Elective 5   3 0 3
Semester 5      
HUM XXX Co-op/Internship Elective 2   1 20 1
XXX XXX Transfer Module Social/Behavioral Science List B Elective   3 0 3
XXX XXX Transfer Module Math/Science Elective 2   2 2 3
XXX XXX Directed Elective 6   3 0 3
XXX XXX Directed Elective 7   3 0 3
Total Credits:   60 50 64

Electives

Students should consult with their advisor when choosing electives to ensure maximum transferability of credits. Courses not listed here may be applied to the degree requirements only with the permission of an advisor. 

Co-op/Internship Electives must be chosen in consultation with a Co-op Coordinator. Students should meet with their Co-op Coordinator one semester prior to the planned Co-op/Internship semester to choose the appropriate route. 

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Success Strategies: Overview 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies: Overview and Application 2
FYE 110 College Success Strategies: Practice and Application 3
English Composition Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Transfer Module Mathematics Elective  
MAT 151 College Algebra 4
MAT 152 Trigonometry 4
MAT 153 Pre-Calculus 6
MAT 251 Calculus 1 5
MAT 215 Business Calculus 6
Transfer Module Natural/Physical Sciences List A Elective (take one sequence)  
BIO 131
& BIO 132
Biology 1
and Biology 2
10
CHE 121
& CHE 131
& CHE 122
& CHE 132
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Lab
and General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Lab
10
PHY 151
& PHY 152
Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based
and Physics 2: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based
8
PHY 201
& PHY 202
Physics 1: Calculus-Based
and Physics 2: Calculus-Based
10
Transfer Module Math/Science Elective 1  
Any Transfer Module Approved Course from MAT, BIO, CHE, PHY, EVS, PSC  
Transfer Module Social/Behavioral Sciences List A Elective 1  
Any Transfer Module Approved course from GEO, HST, LBR, POL  
Transfer Module Social/Behavioral Sciences List B Elective 1  
Any Transfer Module Approved Course from ECO, PSY, SOC  
Transfer Module Arts/Humanities List A Elective 1  
Any Transfer Module Approved Course from ART, MUS, THE, or COMM 130  
Transfer Module Arts/Humanities List B Elective 1  
Any Transfer Module Approved Course from LIT, PHI, REL  
Directed Electives  
Any course from BIO, CHE, PHY, PSC, EVS, MAT, ADC, ASL, COMM, CRJ, CULT, EDU, FRN, SPN, LDR, or Any OTM course from ART, MUS, THE, PSY, SOC, ECO, HST, GEO, POL, LIT  
Co-Op/Internship Elective  
HUM 191 Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Associate of Arts and Sciences 1
HUM 192 Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Associate of Arts and Sciences 1
HUM 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Associate of Arts and Sciences 2
HUM 294 Internship: Associate of Arts and Sciences 2
HUM 296 Full-Time Career Education Project: Associate of Arts and Sciences 2

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum

Contacts

Program Chair
Jennifer (Jen) Martin, MA
(513) 569-1709
Co-op Coordinator
Jayne Martin Dressing, MA
(513) 569-4778
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