Associate in Science

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AS Associate in Science

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MCCCD Program Detail


This degree has associated pathway maps with course sequence(s). We recommend using them as reference instead of the list below.

The Maricopa County Community College District Associate in Science degree requires 60-64 semester credits for the program of study. The degree includes the following components:

I. General Education:

  • Arizona General Education Curriculum for Science (AGEC-S)
  • MCCCD Additional Requirements

II. General Electives

Purpose of the Degree
The Associate in Science degree is designed for students planning to transfer to four year colleges and universities. In general, the components of the degree meet requirements for majors with more stringent mathematics and mathematics based science requirements. Generally, the degree will transfer as a block without loss of credit to Arizona’s public universities and other institutions with district wide articulation agreements.

In most cases, courses used to satisfy the MCCCD Associate in Science will apply to general university graduation requirements of the majors that align with Associate in Science degree; however, students need to be aware of any specific requirements of their intended major at the university to be sure they select courses that will meet them. Information regarding the articulation of the Associate in Science with majors at the Arizona public universities can be accessed via the following website:

It is recommended that students select courses that meet more than one general education and/or awareness area requirement. Doing so will maximize the number of math and science electives the student can take aspart of his/her Associate in Science degree.

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Program of Study

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