Associate of Science Degree

Fernando Arzola, PhD, Dean
Phone: (419) 995-8213
Email: arzola.f@RhodesState.edu
Office: 260N Science Building

The Associate of Science degree is designed for students who plan to transfer and complete a Bachelors of Science degree at a four-year institution. The degree requirements allow students flexibility in course selection enabling them to focus on courses which will transfer into their intended discipline of study. Much course work can be in the areas of Mathematics and Science. In addition, students will complete requirements in English Composition and Literature, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Art and Humanities and Information Literacy. In selecting courses for this degree, students are highly encouraged to consult the specific transfer curriculum pages in the College catalog, the faculty advisor, and the institution to which they intend to transfer in order to determine if it is an appropriate choice.

 
 

Associate of Science Degree 

Structured Course Sequence (4 Semester Plan)

First Year
First SemesterHours
SDE 1010 First Year Experience 1
COM 1110 English Composition 3
Mathematics Elective  3-5
Science Elective  4
CPT 1250Computer Applications in the Workplace 3
 Term Hours14-16
Second Semester
COM 2400Composition and Literature 3
Science Elective  4
Mathematics  3-5
PSY 1010 
   or SOC 1010
General Psychology
   or Sociology
3
Elective  3
 Term Hours16-18
Second Year
First Semester
HST 1610 
   or HST 1620
American History to 1877
   or American History Since 1877
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective  3
Arts and Humanities Elective  3
Elective  3
Elective  3
 Term Hours15
Second Semester
BIO 2820   Associate of Science Capstone 1
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective  3
Arts and Humanities Elective  3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective  3
Elective  3
Elective  3-4
 Term Hours16-17
 Total Hours 61-66

Portfolio course

Capstone course

Course Electives

Social and Behavioral Sciences (12 Credits)

ANT 2411Cultural Anthropology3
PSY 1010 General Psychology3
SOC 1010 Sociology3
ECN 1410Macro Economics3
ECN 1430Micro Economics3
POL 1010Introduction to Political Science3
PSY 1730Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 2150Lifespan Psychology3
PSY 2200Social Psychology3
PSY 2301Educational Psychology3
SOC 1200Death and Dying3
SOC 1210Family Sociology3
SOC 1320American Cultural Diversity3
SOC 2211World Religions: History, Belief, and Practice3
SOC 2300Social Problems3

Arts and Humanities (9 Credits)

COM 1801Creative Writing: Fiction3
COM 2110Public Speaking3
HST 1011Western Civilization I3
HST 1012Western Civilization II3
HST 1610 American History to 18773
HST 1620American History Since 18773
HST 2300Technology and Civilization3
HST 2510History of Latin America3
LIT 2210Introduction to Literature3
LIT 2215Native American Literature3
LIT 2227Literature of Graphic Novels3
LIT 2250The American Short Story3
LIT 2260Fantasy Literature3
LIT 2301British Literature I3
LIT 2310Literature and the Holocaust3
LIT 2450Themes in Literature and Film3
PHL 1011Introduction to Philosophy3
THR 1010Introduction to Theatre3

Mathematics (6-10 Credits)

MTH 1190Finite Mathematics/Business3
MTH 1260Statistics3
MTH 1370College Algebra4
MTH 1430Trigonometry3
MTH 1711Calculus I5
MTH 1721Calculus II5
MTH 2660Calculus III4
MTH 2670Differential Equations4
MTH 2680Elementary Linear Algebra4

Information Literacy (3 Credits)

CPT 1250Computer Applications in the Workplace3

Sciences (8 Credits)

CHM 1110Introductory General Chemistry4
CHM 1120Introductory Organic and Biochem4
PHY 1120Physics I4
PHY 1130Physics II4
BIO 1090Concepts in Biology4
BIO 1400Microbiology4
BIO 1110Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 1120Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIO 2121Introduction to Human Genetics4
GLG 1000Physical Geology4
GLG 1004Historical Geology

English Composition and Literature (6 Credits)

COM 1110 English Composition3
COM 1140Technical Writing3
COM 1160Business Communications3
COM 1200Writing in the Sciences3
COM 2213Verbal Judo3
COM 2400Composition and Literature3

Other Approved Course Electives

Accounting
ACC 1010Corporate Accounting Principles4
ACC 1020 Managerial Accounting Principles4
Health
BHS 1390Medical Terminology2
DTN 1000Basic Nutrition2
Business
BUS 2100Business Law3
Electronic Engineering Technology
EET 1110Circuit Analysis I3
EET 1120Circuit Analysis II3
EET 1130Electronics4
EET 1330 Digital Circuits4
Human Service
HUM 1111 Introduction to Social Work3
Mechanical Engineering Design
MET 1000Engineering Graphics with AutoCAD4
Mechanical Engineering Technology
MET 1020Material Science3
MET 2210Strength of Materials3
Marketing
MKT 1010 Principles of Marketing3
Spanish
SPN 1010Beginning Spanish Language I3
SPN 1020Beginning Spanish Language II3
SPN 2010Intermediate Spanish I3
SPN 2020Intermediate Spanish II3
Education
EDU 1000 Introduction to Education3
EDU 1050Introductory Child Development3
EDU 2030Individuals with Exceptionalities3
EDU 2130 Families, Communities and Schools3
Other
LAW 1210Criminology3

Other Requirements

BIO 2820   Associate of Science Capstone1
SDE 1010 First Year Experience1

Portfolio Course

Capstone Course

Rhea Busick, PhD, BS
Chair and Instructor
Phone: 419-995-8354
Office: SCI 260H
Email: busick.r@rhodesstate.edu

John Davis, MS, BS
Instructor
Phone: 419-995-8417
Office: SCI 260D
Email: davis.j3@rhodesstate.edu

John Schutt, PhD, MS, BA
Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-995-8387
Office: SCI 260C
Email: schutt.j@rhodesstate.edu

Brock Yingling, MED, MBA, BS, AAS
Instructor

Andrea Faber, MS, BS
Chair and Associate Professor
Phone: 419-995-8422
Office: SCI 260K
Email: faber.a@rhodesstate.edu

Cheryl Grant, MA, MA, MS, AYA
Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-995-8176
Office: SCI 260E
Email: grant.c@rhodesstate.edu

Theresa Kremer, MS, BA, AYA Adult Education
Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-993-7428
Office: SCI 260B
Email: kremer.t@rhodesstate.edu

Rodney Null, MA, BS
Professor
Phone: 419-995-8239
Office: SCI 260A
Email: null.r@rhodesstate.edu

Larisa Russell, MA, BS
Associate Professor
Phone: 419-995-8840
Office: SCI 260G
Email: russell.l@rhodesstate.edu

Joseph Abbott, PhD, MA, BA, AA
Chair and Instructor
Phone: 419-995-8856
Office: GA 220E
Email: abbott.j@rhodesstate.edu

Najim Ahmed, PhD, MEd, BBA, AAS
Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-993-7419
Office: GA 220H
Email: ahmed.n@rhodesstate.edu

Denise Mikesell, PhD, MA, BA
Professor
Phone: 419-995-8478
Office: GA 220G
Email: mikesell.d@rhodesstate.edu

Leslie Finley, MSEd, BA, SPHR
Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-995-8313
Office: KH 247
Email: finley.l@rhodesstate.edu

General Requirements

The Associate of Science degree requires successful completion of a minimum of 62 semester credit hours chosen from the list of identified transfer level courses. Two additional credit hours are required: SDE 1010 First Year Experience (1 hr.) and the AS capstone course, BIO 2820 Associate of Science Capstone (1 hr.) meaning that a minimum of 62 semester credit hours are required to obtain the degree. In addition, students must complete (at a minimum) the specified number of credit hours in each required distribution area.

Required Distribution
English Composition and Literature6
Social and Behavioral Sciences12
Arts and Humanities9
Sciences and Mathematics14
Minimum Distribution Requirements41
Other Requirements
SDE 1010 First Year Experience1
BIO 2820   Associate of Science Capstone1
Information Literacy Course3
Additional Electives16
Total Minimum Degree Requirements62