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Associate of Science (ASCI)


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.

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. 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 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



Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Transfer to a baccalaureate institution and complete a four-year degree

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Varies by transfer focus

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Varies by transfer focus

Employment Outlook

Varies by transfer focus

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 by transfer focus


Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Associate of Science Degree Requirements

First Year
Semester 1LecLabCredits
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective  101
HUM 190Career Exploration Seminar: Associate of Arts / Associate of Science 202
MAT XXX Transfer Module Mathematics Elective  303
XXX XXX Transfer Module Natural/Physical Science List A Elective 1  334
ENG 101English Composition 1 303
Semester 2  
ENG 10X English Composition Elective  303
XXX XXX Transfer Module Natural/Physical Science List A Elective 2  334
XXX XXX Transfer Module Arts/Humanities List A Elective  303
XXX XXX Directed Elective 1  303
Semester 3  
COMM 110Public Speaking 303
XXX XXX Transfer Module Social/Behavioral Science List A Elective  303
XXX XXX Directed Elective 2  303
XXX XXX Directed Elective 3  303
Second Year
Semester 4  
XXX XXX Transfer Module Mathematics OR Science Elective 1  303
HUM XXX Co-op/Internship Elective 1  1201
XXX XXX Transfer Module Arts/Humanities List B Elective  303
XXX XXX Directed Elective 4  303
XXX XXX Directed Elective 5  303
Semester 5  
HUM XXX Co-op/Internship Elective 2  1201
XXX XXX Transfer Module Social/Behavioral Science List B Elective  303
XXX XXX Transfer Module Mathematics OR Science Elective 2  303
XXX XXX Directed Elective 6  303
XXX XXX Directed Elective 7  303
Total Credits:  624664

Transfer Module Electives must be selected from the corresponding Transfer Module list.  

Directed electives may be chosen from the Transfer Module course list or from the Directed Elective course list, to coincide with the requirements of the desired transfer school and program. Courses not listed here may be used toward the degree only with the permission of an advisor. Students should consult with an advisor before choosing any directed electives. Additional credits earned in any area will be applied to the directed electives to reach the total credits needed for graduation.

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. 

Transfer Module Electives
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Writing about Literature3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3
Transfer Module Mathematics Elective
MAT 151College Algebra4
MAT 152Trigonometry4
MAT 153Pre-Calculus6
MAT 251Calculus 15
MAT 252Calculus 25
MAT 253Calculus 35
MAT 131Statistics 13
MAT 215Business Calculus6
Transfer Module Social/Behavioral Sciences List A Elective
GEO 105World Regional Geography: the Americas, Europe, and Australia3
GEO 110World Regional Geography: Asia, Africa, and the Middle East3
GEO 115Cultural Geography3
HST 101World History: First Civilizations to 15003
HST 102World History: 1500 to Present3
HST 111American History: Early Settlers to 18773
HST 112American History: 1877 to Present3
HST 121African American History: Origins to 18773
HST 122African American History: 1877 to Present3
HST 130History of Africa3
HST 161Western Civilization: Origins to 16483
HST 162Western Civilization: 1648 to Present3
LBR 105Introduction to Labor and Employee Relations3
POL 101Introduction to American Government3
POL 102Introduction to Comparative Governments and Politics3
Transfer Module Social/Behavioral Sciences List B Elective
ECO 105Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 200Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 205Child Development3
PSY 210Adolescent Development3
PSY 215Adult Development3
PSY 220Social Psychology3
PSY 225Lifespan Development3
SOC 105Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 115Marriage and the Family3
SOC 130Sociology of Aging3
SOC 140Sociology of Gender3
Transfer Module Arts/Humanities List A Elective
ART 110Introduction to Art3
ART 111Art History: Ancient to Medieval Periods3
ART 112Art History: Renaissance to the Present3
COMM 130Introduction to Film Studies3
MUS 101Music History: Middle Ages to Late 19th Century3
MUS 102Music History: 20th Century3
MUS 105Music History: African-American Music3
MUS 110Jazz Appreciation3
MUS 115Rock and Pop Music3
MUS 120World Music3
THE 105Theater Appreciation3
THE 110History of Theater3
Transfer Module Arts/Humanities List B Elective
LIT 200Introduction to Literature3
LIT 210The Short Story3
LIT 220Poetry3
LIT 230Drama3
LIT 240The Novel3
LIT 251American Literature to 18653
LIT 252American Literature since 18653
LIT 255African American Literature3
LIT 261British Literature: Medieval Period to 18003
LIT 262British Literature: 1800 to Present3
LIT 265Shakespeare3
LIT 270Children's Literature3
LIT 280Science Fiction3
LIT 285Women Writers3
PHI 105Introduction to Philosophy3
PHI 110Ethics3
REL 105World Religions3
Transfer Module Natural/Physical Sciences List A Elective
BIO 131Biology 15
BIO 132Biology 25
BIO 151Anatomy and Physiology 14
BIO 152Anatomy and Physiology 24
CHE 121
& CHE 131
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Lab
CHE 122
& CHE 132
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Lab
CHE 201
& CHE 211
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Lab
CHE 202
& CHE 212
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Lab
PHY 151Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based4
PHY 152Physics 2: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based4
PHY 201Physics 1: Calculus-Based5
PHY 202Physics 2: Calculus-Based5
Transfer Module Natural/Physical Sciences Other Elective
BIO 111Biology: Unity of Life4
BIO 112Biology: Diversity of Life4
CHE 105Chemistry for Consumers3
CHE 110Fundamentals of Chemistry4
CHE 111Bio-Organic Chemistry4
CHE 115General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry4
EVS 110Environmental Science: Conservation and Cleanup4
EVS 120Environmental Geology4
EVS 130Environmental Science: Ecology and Ecosystems4
PSC 105Astronomy4
PSC 110Earth Science4
PSC 115Energy3
Non Transfer Module Electives
First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
Directed Electives
ADC 100Drugs in Society3
ADC 105Addiction, Counseling, and Diversity3
ADC 110Pharmacology of Addiction3
ADC 115Ethics in Addiction Treatment3
ADC 120Addiction Screening, Assessment, and Treatment3
ADC 125Relapse, Treatment, and Prevention3
ADC 205Addiction Studies Practicum2
ART 120Design History3
ART 130Photography3
ART 141Drawing 13
ART 142Drawing 23
ART 143Drawing 33
ART 150Watercolor3
ART 161Sculpture 13
ART 162Sculpture 23
BIO 115Human Genetics3
BIO 117Human Body in Health and Disease3
BIO 210Cross Sectional Anatomy2
BIO 220Microbiology3
BIO 230Pharmacology3
BIO 240Pathophysiology3
BIO 250Cell Biology5
BIO 260Genetics5
BIO 270Ecology5
BIO 275Animal Behavior5
COMM 105Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 115Introduction to Journalism3
COMM 120Mass Media and Society3
COMM 205Small Group Communication3
COMM 215Journalism Practicum2
CRJ 102Juvenile Delinquency3
CRJ 105Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CRJ 110Introduction to Policing3
CRJ 115Introduction to Corrections3
CRJ 120Introduction to Courts3
CRJ 125Criminology3
CRJ 130Criminal Investigation Skills3
CRJ 135Criminal Law3
CULT 105Issues in Human Diversity3
CULT 110Social Issues in Technology3
EDU 105Introduction to Education3
EDU 110Educational Technology3
EDU 200Individuals with Exceptionalities3
EDU 210Learning in Childhood3
ENG 100English Principles: Grammar and Structure2
ENG 131Creative Writing: Poetry3
ENG 132Creative Writing: Fiction3
ENG 134Creative Writing: Writing for Children3
FRN 101Elementary French 14
FRN 102Elementary French 24
FRN 201Intermediate French 14
FRN 202Intermediate French 24
ITP 101Beginning American Sign Language 13
ITP 102Beginning American Sign Language 23
ITP 201Intermediate American Sign Language 13
ITP 202Intermediate American Sign Language 23
ITP 251Advanced American Sign Language 13
ITP 252Advanced American Sign Language 23
LDR 200Transformational Leadership in Practice3
LDR 230Ethical Leadership2
LDR 240Applied Leadership Theory3
LDR 290Leadership Capstone2
MAT 105Quantitative Reasoning3
MAT 115Pre-Statistics3
MAT 121Technical Algebra and Geometry with Statistics3
MAT 132Statistics 23
MUS 100Musical Concepts3
MUS 131Vocal Ensemble for Mixed Voices 11
MUS 132Vocal Ensemble for Mixed Voices 21
MUS 133Vocal Ensemble for Mixed Voices 31
MUS 134Vocal Ensemble for Mixed Voices 41
PHY 150Introduction to Physics3
PSY 100Applied Psychology: Human Relations3
PSY 102Applied Psychology: Stress Management3
PSY 105Psychology of Leadership4
PSY 198First Year Special Topics in Psychology1-9
REL 110The Old Testament3
REL 115The New Testament3
SOC 200Race, Ethnicity, and Minorities3
SPN 100Spanish for the Professions2
SPN 101Elementary Spanish 14
SPN 102Elementary Spanish 24
SPN 200Spanish Conversation and Composition3
SPN 201Intermediate Spanish 14
SPN 202Intermediate Spanish 24
SPN 221Spanish 1 for Business and Finance4
SPN 222Spanish 2 for Business and Finance4
SPT 100Introduction to Sport Management3
SPT 105Sport in Society3
SPT 110Principles of Coaching3
SPT 115Ethics in Sport3
SPT 120Sport Marketing3
SWK 110Introduction to Social Work3
SWK 200Social Welfare Policy3
SWK 205Case Management for Human Services Professionals3
THE 115Acting3
THE 140Oral Interpretation of Literature3
THE 240Performance Practicum2
Co-Op/Internship Electives
HUM 191Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Associate of Arts and Sciences1
HUM 192Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Associate of Arts and Sciences1
HUM 194Part-Time Career Education Project 1: Associate of Arts and Sciences1
HUM 195Part-Time Career Education Project 2: Associate of Arts and Sciences1
HUM 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Associate of Arts and Sciences2
HUM 292Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Assoc2
HUM 294Internship: Associate of Arts and Sciences2
HUM 296Full-Time Career Education Project: Associate of Arts and Sciences2

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


Program Chair
Jennifer Martin, MA
(513) 569-1709
Co-op Coordinator
Falicia Grace
(513) 569-4990
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