Associate of Science



The Associate of Science Degree


The Associate of Science Degree (A.S.) is designed for university transfer and is awarded to students who have completed the core of general studies and the necessary number of elective studies in the Mathematics/Science Division. The student’s choice of elective courses should be consistent with college transfer plans and career objectives and chosen with the assistance of a WSCC advisor.

Courses by Placement/Transfer

The following courses may be prerequisites for your program depending upon your placement scores or transfer evaluation.  Advisors can assist you to integrate these into your program of study during your first semester at West Shore.  Contact Student Services at 231.843.5510.

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credits/Contact

ENG 051 or

ENG 098

Introduction to College Writing or

Writing Essentials

4/4

3/3

ENG 052

Introduction to College Reading

4/4

MTH 051

MTH 120

Pre Algebra and/or

Introduction to Algebra

4/4

FYS 101

First-Year Seminar

2/2

Program of Study

Course Code

Course Title

Credits/

Contact

Pre/Corequisites

Semester 1

ENG 111

English Composition I

3/3

ENG 051 or ENG 098 and
ENG 052 or Placement

MTH 123 or

MTH 151 

Introduction to Statistics or

College Algebra

3/3 or

4/4

MTH 120 for MTH 123

MTH 121 for MTH 151

or Placement

PSY 161 or

SOC 171

Introduction to Psychology or

Introduction to Sociology

3/3

Humanities

One Humanities elective from categories A , B, or C

3/3

Science

One Science elective from either Biological or Physical Science categories

4/5

Total

16/17

Semester 2

ENG 112

English Composition II

3/3

ENG 111

Science

One Science elective from remaining category

4/5

Computer Science Elective

Select one of interest in computer programming language or one course covering spreadsheets, word processing, and database *See note below.

3/3

Science or Math

Explore an area of interest; *See note below

4/5

Total

14/16

Semester 3

SPE 101 or SPE 110

Principles of Speaking or

Interpersonal Communications

3/3

Humanities

One Humanities elective from remaining two categories

3/3

Social Science

One Social Science elective

3/3

Science or Math

Explore an area of interest; *See note below

varies

Science or Math

Explore an area of interest; *See note below

varies

Total

16/17

Semester 4

Humanities

One Humanities elective from remaining category

3/3

Science or Math

Explore an area of interest; *See note below

4/5

Science Elective

Explore an area of interest; *See note below

4/5

POL 151

American National Government

3/3

Total

14/16

Degree Total

 

60/66


Students seeking an AS degree in science are encouraged to take a sampling of courses in order to identify their preferred area of specialization, including anatomy and physiology, biology, botany, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. In completing this degree, students must take 16 credits in math and/or science in addition to regular degree requirements and enroll in at least one 3-credit computer programming language or one 3-credit course covering spreadsheets, word processing, and database. Academic advisors in Student Services as well as faculty can assist students in selecting courses that will be accepted by the four-year college or university where they plan to transfer. 

The terms of the Michigan Transfer Agreement have been embedded in all AA and AS programs.