Southern Union State Community College

Associate in Science Degree - Online

The Academic Division at Southern Union State Community College offers the Associate in Science (A.S.) as an online option to better serve students' scheduling needs. This degree parallels our traditional Associate in Science degree but features only courses that are offered as online options.  These courses are transferable to other colleges and universities the same as the traditional classroom versions. All online academic courses are taught by fully qualified instructors with a low student to teacher ratio.

Through an articulation agreement between Alabama two- and four-year colleges and universities, two-year college students completing a planned university parallel program in Areas I - IV of the Associate in Science degree plus Area V courses that are appropriate to their major and/or degree program are guaranteed junior status upon transferring to the upper division college.


Associate in Science
General Education Core

Area I: CR  
  Written Composition I and II 6  
     ENG 101 and ENG 102 (A minimum grade of 'C" is required)    
       
Area II: CR  
  Humanities and Fine Arts 12  
  Must complete a minimum of 3 semester hours in Literature:    
     ENG 271 and/or ENG 272 or ENG 251 and/or ENG 252    
     *Must complete a 6 semester hour sequence either in literature or in history (Area IV)*    
  Must complete 3 semester hours in Fine Arts:    
     ART 100, MUS 101, THR 120     
  Must complete 3 semester  hours:    
     SPH 107 and/or IDS 102 (Dependent upon major)    
  Remaining semester hours to be selected from the following:    
     ART 100, ENG 271, ENG 272, ENG 251, ENG 252, MUS 101, SPA 101, SPA 102, SPH 107, THR 120    
  *SPH 106 is offered as a hybrid class with online content and meetings for speech delivery    
       
Area III:     CR  
  Natural Science and Mathematics   11-12        
  Must complete a minimum of 3 semester hours in Mathematics at the Precalculus Algebra (MTH 112) or Finite Math (MTH 110) lever or higher.    
    MTH 110, MTH 112, MTH 113, MTH 120    
       
  Must complete 8 semester hours* in Natural Sciences (dependent upon major) which must include laboratory experience. Choose from the following online sciences:    
     PHS 111, PHS 112    
  *BIO 101 is offered as a hybrid class with online content and meetings for labs    
       
Area  IV: CR  
  History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences  12  
  *Must complete a minimum of 3 semester hours in History.    
     HIS 101 and/or HIS 102 OR HIS 201 and/or HIS 202    
     *Must complete a 6 semester hour sequence either in literature (Area II) or in history*    
  Must complete a minimum of 6 semester hours from among other disciplines in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Choose from the following courses:    
     ECO 231, ECO 232, GEO 100, POL 211, PSY 200, PSY 210, or SOC 200    
       
Area I-IV CR  
  General Education Requirements 41-42  
       
Area V: CR  
  Pre-Professional, Pre-Major, and Elective Courses *19-23  
  Courses appropriate to the degree requirements and major of the individual
student and electives.
   

Students completing courses that have been approved for the General Studies Curriculum and are appropriate to their major and/or degree program may transfer these courses with credit applicable to their degree program among two-year and four-year colleges and universities. (See an academic advisor or Internet http://stars.troy.edu)

Area I - V:   CR  
General Studies Curricula   ** 60 -64  
       
Maximum Program Semester Credit Hours      64  
       

*Must complete a 6 semester hour sequence either in Literature or in History. The sequence in Area II and IV in Literature or History needs to follow the sequence requirements according to the students’ major and transfer plans.

**Respective programs of study for baccalaureate degrees at Alabama Public Universities range from 120-128 semester credit hours in length. Dependent upon the total hours allocated for the bachelor’s degrees, institutions in The Alabama College System are authorized to provide only 50 percent of that total (60-64).