Degrees: 2015–2016 Catalog Year

Associate of Science

A Transfer Degree

The Associate of Science degree is designed to help students use the methods of observation, special analysis and logic by which we understand the mathematical, biological and physical nature of the world. The AS degree allows early choices for those planning a professional life in mathematics, science, engineering, medicine or agriculture.

The AS degree is primarily for the student who plans to transfer with junior standing to a four-year college or university for a baccalaureate degree. Satisfactory completion of an AS degree guarantees completion of the lower division general education requirements at UNR, UNLV or NSC. Students intending to transfer to other schools should see a counselor or follow the catalog of the transfer school.

Courses with a number under 100 (such as ENG 95) are not applicable toward this degree. All courses counted toward this degree must be university transferable. Courses that are not transferable to an NSHE institution do not apply toward an AS degree and are indicated with a non-transferable course attribute in the myWNC course catalog.

A maximum of six units of special topics classes in one subject area may apply toward any WNC degree.

Note: See a WNC counselor for the most up-to-date information regarding UNR and other university transfer requirements.

Requirements: A minimum of 60 total credits chosen from the following categories:

English/Communications Requirement: 6–8 Units (Credits)

Fine Arts Requirement: 3 Units (Credits)

* Course may not meet the fine arts requirement at all universities. Please see a counselor.

Humanities Requirement: 6 Units (Credits)

UNR transfer students, choose one from Group A and one from Group B

Group A

  • Core Humanities: 201
  • History: 105
  • Philosophy: 200

Group B

  • Core Humanities: 202
  • History: 106
  • Philosophy: 207

Mathematics Requirement: 6 Units (Credits)

MATH 181 or higher required.

Science Requirement: 12 Units (Credits)

Choose a minimum of six units from Group A and/or Group B.

Group A

Group B

Group C

Social Sciences Requirement: 3 Units (Credits)

U.S. and Nevada Constitution Requirements: 3 or 6 Units (Credits)

Must meet both requirements. Choose from:

* These courses will not fulfill UNR's CH 203 requirement if taken after the student has been admitted and enrolled at UNR.

Transfer Requirements and General Electives (16–21 units)

Students should utilize this area to take courses that meet requirements for their major at their intended transfer school. Those who have not yet selected a major may choose from among any university transferable courses to explore their options. Students planning to transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno should obtain a transfer handout from WNC Counseling Services or the UNR Transfer Center.

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