The Associate in Science Transfer degree is designed to provide the first two years of a typical college or university bachelor’s degree program in mathematics, science, technical or pre-professional studies. Completion of the degree will satisfy all of the general requirements at several area colleges and universities and many of the requirements at other schools. To earn the Associate in Science transfer degree, a student must:
- Earn a minimum of 64 semester credits, of which not more than 16 may be vocational or technical credits used as general electives and which may not be developmental education credits.
- Earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher.
- Complete the following general requirements, totaling 40 or more semester credits:
(Transfer Majors may have specific courses in math, science, social science or humanities required.)
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By obtaining an Associate in Science (AS) degree from Iowa Lakes, you will learn the following:1
- Students are able to communicate clearly, both written and oral using the correct medium.
- Students are able to support ideas with appropriate and adequate information.
- Demonstrate safe laboratory practices.
- Apply scientific inquiry/scientific method to answer questions about the natural world.
- Apply mathematical methods to solve real world problems.
- Evaluate the validity of mathematical solutions.
- Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills in written and oral communication.
- Students will critique the diversity of human experience, individually and collectively.
- Form an aesthetic and/or ethical judgement of specific examples.
- Use the language of the discipline appropriately.
- Integrate the technology necessary in the workplace environment.
- Demonstrate knowledge in utilizing software application tools.
1The What You’ll Learn section of our website provides a description of Learning Outcomes for students who successfully complete all requirements for obtaining an Associate in Science degree from Iowa Lakes Community College.
Students master the academic and personal skills needed to succeed in higher education and in life. Content will cover academic, communication and life management skills. Goal setting, time management, note taking, test taking and how to be a lifelong learner will also be covered.