Sep 23, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Associate of Science (AS) Degree Requirements


The Associate of Science (AS) degree is a general transfer degree that indicates a student has completed a course of study equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree. This degree is not specific to any major or minor area of study.

An Associate of Science degree from FVCC prepares students to transfer to any Montana University System school with the guarantee that the lower division general education core at the transfer school is complete.

To earn an AS degree, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester credits in courses numbered 100 and above. A single course cannot satisfy more than one general education core or graduation requirement.
  2. Completion of a general education core curriculum (30 credits).
  3. Completion of the designated additional degree requirements: 6 semester credits of Mathematics (M) or Natural Science (N, L, or NL).
  4. Final cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above. A grade of “C-” or better is required in all courses other than electives unless otherwise stated.
  5. At least 20 semester credits earned at FVCC and the final 10 semester credits earned at FVCC.
  6. A limit of 15 semester credits graded “S” may count toward the associate degree, excluding AP and IB credits. Transfer students should check with the transfer institution regarding the acceptance of “S” grades.

To earn both the AS and the AA degree, requirements must be met for each degree plus completion of a minimum of 75 semester credits in courses numbered 100 and above. A single course cannot satisfy more than one general education core or graduation requirement. 

Associate of Science Degree Requirements

General Education Core Requirements - Refer to the General Education Core Curriculum   for a list of courses meeting these requirements.  Minimum Credits Number of Courses
Communications (C)  3 1 C
Humanities (H)  3 1 H
Fine Arts (F) or Humanities (H)  3  1 F or 1 H
Global Issues (G)  3 1 G
Mathematics (M)  3 1 M
Natural Science (NL)  3 1 NL 
Natural Science (N) or Natural Science (NL)  3 1 NL or 1 N
Social Sciences (A)  3 1 A
Social Sciences (B)  3 1 B
Writing (W)  3 1 W
TOTAL  30  
Additional Degree Requirements    
Mathematics (M)  or Natural Science (N) or (L)   or Natural Science (NL)    6 M, N, L, or NL
TOTAL  6  
Electives    
Courses chosen in specific subjects to prepare for transfer 24  
TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS 60