Associate Degree

The Associate of Arts and Science (AAS) degree is a two-year, general education-based academic program with topics covering fine arts and humanities, mathematical and natural sciences, and social sciences.

Associate Degree Requirements

  • A student must complete a minimum of 60 credits to receive an associate degree. When completing these 60 credits, students must satisfy one of the following requirements:
    • 1. At least 30 of the 60 credits must be earned on any UWO campus, or
    • 2. At least 15 of the last 30 credits must be earned on any UWO campus.
  • A student must have an official GPA of 2.0 overall in credits applied to the associate degree.
  • A student must take a minimum of 40 general education credits as part of the 60 credits required for a degree. The remaining credits may include courses that lead to an emphasis, a baccalaureate major or minor, other degree requirements related to a student’s educational goals, and/or additional coursework from the associate degree breadth categories.

Course Requirements

Not all courses are offered every semester, so we recommend meeting with an academic advisor to map out the courses you wish to take.
Search TitanWeb for the most up-to-date record of available courses.

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Effective Communication (6 credits)

Writing 188 – First-Year College Writing (3 cr.)
Alternative course selections: WRT 101, WRT 110
In this course, students develop their writing, critical reading, critical thinking, and information literacy skills by exploring a single topic in depth. Students are expected to participate actively in their own learning through class discussions and group activities. The theme will vary, depending on the instructor.

Communication 111 – Introduction to Public Speaking (3 cr.)
Introduction to theory and practice of communicating in public speaking settings.

Explore Culture | XC (9 credits)

At least 3 credits in Music/Art/Theatre*
At least 3 credits in a discipline other than Music/Art/Theatre
  • ART 105 – Understanding the Arts (XC)
  • ART 111 – Drawing I (XC)
  • ART 112 – 2-Dimensional Design and Color (XC)
  • ART 114 – 3-Dimensional Design (XC)
  • ART 209 – Art History Survey I (XC)(GC)
  • ART 243 – Women in the Arts: Encounters (XC)
  • COMM 213Q1 – Interpersonal Communication: Ethnic Studies (ES)(XC)
  • COMM 218 – Popular Culture and Communication (XC)
  • ENGLISH 204 – Introduction to Creative Writing (XC)
  • ENGLISH 214 – American Literature II (XC)
  • ENGLISH 226 – Modern American Literature: (XC)
  • ENGLISH 219 – African American Literature (ES)(XC)
  • ENGLISH 231 – Literature and Film (XC)
  • ENGLISH 243 – Introduction to Nature Writing: A Global Perspective (XC)(GC)
  • ENGLISH 247 – Introduction to Shakespeare (XC)
  • ENGLISH 284 – Science Fiction and/or Fantasy Literature (XC)
  • GERMAN 110 – German Language and Culture I (XC)(GC)
  • GERMAN 111 – German Language and Culture II (XC)(GC)
  • GERMAN 203 – German Language and Culture III (XC)(GC)
  • GERMAN 204 – German Language and Culture IV (XC)(GC)
  • JAPANESE 110 – Introduction to Japanese I (XC)
  • JAPANESE 111 – Introduction to Japanese II (XC)
  • JAPANESE 210 – Introduction to Japanese III (XC)
  • JAPANESE 211 – Intermediate Japanese I (XC)
  • MUSIC 215 – African-American Popular Music: Rock and Roll (ES)(XC)
  • MUSIC 216 – The Evolution of Jazz (XC)
  • PHIL 101 – Elementary Logic (XC)
  • PHIL 105 – Ethics (XC)
  • PHIL 109 – Introduction to Philosophy (XC)
  • PHIL 202 – Symbolic Logic (XC)
  • PHIL 220 – Business and Ethics (XC)
  • RTF 130 – Introduction to Mass Communication (XC)
  • RTF 150 – Introduction to Film (XC)
  • SPANISH 110 – Introduction to Spanish I (XC)
  • SPANISH 111 – Introduction to Spanish II (XC)
  • SPANISH 203 – Intermediate Structure and Expression I (XC) (GC)
  • SPANISH 204 – Intermediate Structure and Expression II (Spanish) (XC) (GC)
  • THEATRE 160Q1 – Introduction to Acting (XC)
  • THEATRE 161 – Introduction to Theatre (XC)
  • THEATRE 180Q1 – Creative Process (XC)
  • WG STDS 225 – Images of Women (XC)
  • WG STDS 243 – Women in the Arts: Encounters (XC)

 

*RTF 150 and ENG 204 also fulfill the Music/Art/Theatre requirement.

Explore Society | XS (9 credits)

Must include courses from at least two disciplines
  • ANTHRO 102 – Introduction to Anthropology (XS)
  • ANTHRO 204 – Cultural Anthropology (XS)(GC)
  • COMP SCI 125 – World Wide Web Site Development (XS)
  • ECON 201 – Principles of Macroeconomics (XS)
  • ECON 202 – Principles of Microeconomics (XS)
  • ED FOUND 235 – Child and Adolescent Development (XS)
  • EGR 108 – Building Worlds: Inequalities and Remedies (XS) (ES)
  • ELEM ED 110 – Education Policy: Truth and Myths (XS)
  • GEOG 102 – World Regional Geography (XS)(GC)
  • GEOG 108 – Building Worlds: Inequalities and Remedies (XS) (ES)
  • HISTORY 101 – Early Civilizations (XS)(GC)
  • HISTORY 201 – Early United States History to 1877 (XS)
  • HISTORY 202 – Modern United States History Since1877 (XS)
  • HISTORY 285 – America in the Age of War, Prosperity, and Depression (XS)
  • HLTH EDU 106 – Personal Health and Wellness (XS)
  • PHY ED 217 – Social Aspects of Sport (ES)(XS)
  • POLI SCI 101 – Introduction to Comparative Politics (XS)(GC)
  • POLI SCI 105 – American Government and Politics (XS)
  • POLI SCI 115 – International Politics (XS)(GC)
  • PSYCH 101 – General Psychology (XS)
  • PSYCH 260 – Psychology of Gender (XS)
  • SOC 101 – Introductory Sociology (XS)(ES)
  • SOC 151 – Modern Social Problems (XS)
  • SOC 261 – Environment and Society (XS)
  • WG STDS 201Q1 – Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies (XS)
  • WG STDS 260 – Psychology of Gender (XS)

Explore Math | XM (3 credits)

  • ECON 210 – Economic and Business Statistics (XM)(MA)
  • MATH 104 – College Algebra (XM)
  • MATH 105 – Quantitative Reasoning (XM)
  • MATH 106 – Trigonometry (XM)
  • MATH 108 – Pre-Calculus (XM)
  • MATH 109 – Elementary Statistics (XM)
  • MATH 110 – Number Systems for Teaching (XM)
  • MATH 171 – Calculus I (XM)
  • MATH 172 – Calculus II (XM)
  • MATH 206 – Applied Calculus for Business (XM)
  • MATH 301 – Introduction to Probability and Statistics (XM)
  • PSYCH 203 – Elementary Psychological Statistics (XM)

Explore Natural World and Lab | XL/XN (7 credits)

At least one lab course (XL) must be completed*
Natural Sciences
  • BIOLOGY 141 – Principles of Heredity (XN)
  • CHEM 235 – Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 335 – Organic Chemistry II
  • EGR 201 – Engineering Mechanics: Statics (XN)
  • EGR 202 – Engineering Mechanics:Dynamics (XN)
  • EGR 203 – Mechanics of Materials (XN)
  • GEOG 113 – Landscapes of North America (XN)
  • GEOG 174 – Disasters – Living on the Edge – No Lab (XN)
  • GEOG 241 – Introduction to GIS (XN)
  • GEOLOGY 113 – Landscapes of North America (XN)
  • GEOLOGY 113 – Landscapes of North America (XN)
  • GEOLOGY 174 – Disasters – Living on the Edge – No Lab (XN)
  • GEOLOGY 200 – Earth’s Changing Climate (XN)
  • HLTH EDU 211 – Nutrition and Weight Control (XN)
  • PHYS/AST 113 – The Solar System – no lab (XN)
  • PHYS/AST 114 – Stars, Galaxies and the Universe -no lab (XN)
 
Lab Sciences
  • ANTHRO 202 – Introduction to Biological Anthropology (XL)
  • BIOLOGY 104 – Ecosphere in Crisis (XL)
  • BIOLOGY 105 – Biological Concepts – Unity (XL)
  • BIOLOGY 106 – Biological Concepts – Diversity (XL)
  • BIOLOGY 211 – Human Anatomy (XL)
  • BIOLOGY 212 – Human Physiology (XL)
  • BIOLOGY 233 – Microbial Survey (XL)
  • CHEM 101 – General, Organic and Biochemistry I (XL)
  • CHEM 102 – General, Organic and Biochemistry II (XL)
  • CHEM 103Q2 – Introduction to Environmental Chemistry (XL)
  • CHEM 105 – General Chemistry I (XL)
  • CHEM 106 – General Chemistry II (XL)
  • CHEM 165 – Chemistry for Engineers (XL)
  • GEOG 125 – Physical Geography (XL)
  • GEOLOGY 102 – Earth: Dynamic Planet (XL)
  • GEOLOGY 109 – Evolution of the Earth (XL)
  • GEOLOGY 150 – Environmental Geology (XL)
  • GEOLOGY 175 – Disasters – Living on the Edge (XL)
  • PHYS/AST 171 – College Physics I (XL)
  • PHYS/AST 191 – University Physics I (XL)
  • PHYS/AST 192 – University Physics II (XL)
  • HLTH EDU 211 – Nutrition and Weight Control (XN)

 

*If you wish to eventually earn a bachelor’s degree, you will be required to complete two lab sciences.

Ethnic Studies (ES)

Students must take at least one course attributed Ethnic Studies (ES). This course may also fulfill a breadth category
  • EGR 108 – Building Worlds: Inequalities and Remedies (XS) (ES)
  • ENGLISH 219 – African American Literature (ES)(XC)
  • GEOG 101 – Introduction to Cultural Geography (ES)
  • GEOG 108 – Building Worlds: Inequalities and Remedies (XS) (ES)
  • MUSIC 215 – African-American Popular Music: Rock and Roll (ES)(XC)
  • PHY ED 217 – Social Aspects of Sport (ES)(XS)
  • SOC 101 – Introductory Sociology (XS)(ES)
  • SOC 359 – Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (ES)
  • COMM 213Q1 – Interpersonal Communication: Ethnic Studies (ES)(XC)

Additional Requirements

Elective Explore Courses (6 credits)
  • Choose from any course that has an “X” designator, e.g. XC, XS, XL, etc.
Depth Requirement
  • Students must take at least one depth sequence. A depth sequence consists of at least 6 credits that are earned in two non-remedial courses that are offered by the same department.
High Impact Practices | Quest Courses
  • Students must complete 6 credits of High Impact Practices (HIP) coursework. HIP courses are identified with a “Q” course number in TitanWeb. Courses that fulfill HIP may also be used to fulfill breadth requirements.

Start here, and transfer anywhere in the UW System to start taking classes as a junior.

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