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Associate of Science

Associate of Science

This program is available at the Beavercreek, Online and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.

The Associate of Science degree provides the foundational knowledge and skills in general education that are often required to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Courses in this program focus on the areas of English, communication, literature, arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences. As a part of the degree, students will also choose electives based on interest and any requirements of the transfer institution. Any elective hours should be planned carefully with an advisor to ensure transferability. 

Focused pathways within the Associate of Science are currently available in biology, business, economics, geology, mathematics, and psychology to help focus the elective courses within this program. To explore different pathways and focus areas, go to The curriculum is designed to prepare students for seamless transfer into a Bachelor of Science program, particularly at state institutions in Ohio. 

Global Awareness
In recognition of the growing importance of global awareness, the Associate of Science degree requires students to take at least four courses with significant international content. Courses meeting this requirement are identified in the College catalog and are fulfilled as a part of the requirements within the concentration or elective area.

Advanced Courses
All students pursing the Associate of Science degree are required to complete at least nine credit hours in courses numbered 2000 or higher. These classes are taken as a part of the requirements within the concentration or elective area.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of an  Associate of Science degree, a graduate will be able to:

  • Write clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats.
  • Speak clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats.
  • Use critical thinking and problem solving to draw logical conclusions.
  • Use numerical data to solve problems, explain phenomena and make predictions.
  • Successfully transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.
Course Title Credits
FYE 1100 College Success 1
ENG 1111 English I 3
-- Math Elective 5
-- Social Sciences Elective 3
-- Concentration/Elective 3
ENG 1112 English II 3
-- Communication Elective 3
-- Social Sciences Elective 3
-- Literature Elective 3
-- Concentration/Elective 3
-- Natural Science Elective 4
-- Social Sciences Elective (2000 level) 3
-- History or Philosophy Elective 3
-- Concentration/Elective 3
-- Concentration/Elective 3
-- Natural Sciences Elective 4
-- Advanced Elective 3
-- Literature, Arts & Humanities Elective 3
-- Concentration/Elective 3
-- Concentration/Elective 1
  Total credit hours 60
Math electives: MTH 1070, 1280, 1340, 2100, 2200, 2220, 2242, 2430, 2530, STT 2640, 2650

Social Sciences electives from at least two different areas: ECO 1100, 2210, 2220, GEO 1100, 2200, PLS 1100, 1300, 2300, 2400, PSY 1111, 2223, 2230, RST 2700, 2800, SOC 1110, 2220, 2230, 2240, 2250

Communication electives: COM 1110, 1120, 1130, 1170

Literature electives: ENG 1600, 2300, 2510, 2520, 2610, 2620

Natural Sciences electives: BIO 1410, 1420, 1510, 1520, CHM 1150, 1160, 1210,1220, GLG 1130, 1131, 1132, 1133, PHY 1100, 1501, 1502, 2501, 2502

History or Philosophy electives: HST 1110, 1120, 1210, 1220, 2200, PHL 2000, 2100, 2300, 2400

Advanced electives include any 2000 level course

Literature, arts and humanities electives include any course from subjects ASL, ENG, HST, PHL, SPN or THE

Concentration electives include any course in the academic catalog

Transfer Information

Clark State has detailed transfer agreements with many local colleges and universities. The greatest number of these are with Wright State University and are in areas such as Business, English, Math, Pre-Teacher Education, Psychology, etc.  Check the transfer guide section of the Clark State website for more information about these transfer agreements.

Transfer institutions make the determination in acceptance of credit. The student should consult his/her academic advisor and the intended transfer institution when planning a schedule of classes. With careful scheduling and advising, a student should be able to transfer with junior standing, especially within the state of Ohio.