General Transfer-OSU - Associate of Science (AS)
The Associate of Science (Oregon State University emphasis) degree is intended for students who are confident they will finish their bachelor’s degree at either OSU-Corvallis or OSU-Cascades. This program provides a framework for student to meet OSU’s general education (which at OSU is called the “baccalaureate core”) requirements at the lower division level. Those students who are not certain that they will complete their degree at OSU or those who have fewer remaining requirements with the AAOT degree may be better served by the associate of arts degree which guarantees progress toward the general education core requirements at all Oregon public universities.
Arts & Letters
Interpret and engage in the Arts & Letters, making use of the creative process to enrich the quality of life; and
Critically analyze values and ethics within a range of human experience and expression to engage more fully in local and global issues.
Identify and analyze complex practices, values, and beliefs and the culturally and historically defined meanings of difference.
- Explain the relationship between human behavior and health.
Use appropriate mathematics to solve problems; and
Recognize which mathematical concepts are applicable to a scenario, apply appropriate mathematics and technology in its analysis, and then accurately interpret, validate, and communicate the results.
Science or Computer Science
Gather, comprehend, and communicate scientific and technical information in order to explore ideas, models and solutions and generate further questions;
Apply scientific and technical modes of inquiry, individually, and collaboratively, to critically evaluate existing or alternative explanations, solve problems, and make evidence-based decisions in an ethical manner; and
Assess the strengths and weaknesses of scientific studies and critically examine the influence of scientific and technical knowledge on human society and the environment.
Apply analytical skills to social phenomena in order to understand human behavior; and
Apply knowledge and experience to foster personal growth and better appreciate the diverse social world in which we live.
Engage in ethical communication processes that accomplish goals;
Respond to the needs of diverse audiences and contexts; and
Build and manage relationships.
Writing and Information Literacy
Read actively, think critically, and write purposefully and capably for academic and, in some cases, professional audiences;
- Recognize and articulate the need for information, and then locate, evaluate, and ethically utilize that information to communicate effectively; and
- Demonstrate appropriate reasoning in response to complex issues.
While this program has no formal entrance requirements, individual courses may have prerequisites which must be met prior to enrollment.
|Writing I: 1||4|
|Writing II: 1||3-4|
|Mathematics (OSU): 1||4|
|Perspectives Courses 1,2|
|Choose one course in each of the following categories:|
|Physical Science: 1||4-5|
|Biological Science: 1||4-5|
|Physical or Biological Science: 1||4-5|
|Western Culture: 1||3-4|
|Cultural Diversity: 1||4|
|Literature and the Arts: 1||3-4|
|Social Processes and Institutions: 1||3-4|
|Difference, Power and Discrimination: 1||4|
|Choose enough elective credits from the followng list to reach a minimum of 90 overall degree units. 3||44|
Select from the appropriate category in the OSU Baccalaureate Core course list.
No more than two courses (or lecture/lab combinations) from any one department may be used by a student to satisfy the Perspectives category of the core. GEO courses listed under Physical Science are considered to be from a different department than GEO courses listed under any other Perspective category.
Electives must be numbered 100 or higher (with a maximum of 12 Career and Technical Education (CTE) credits).
Students are highly recommended to include lower division major requirements and their BA/BS requirements in their first 90 credits. Many OSU majors require a significant number of lower division courses, and some programs (such as engineering, computer science and business) require completion of these courses before students may continue to upper division courses. OSU-Cascades maintains advising guides for all programs on their web site. Students who do not complete these requirements in their first 90 credits may find that they cannot complete their bachelor’s degree in two years after completion of this AS degree nor in the minimum total of 180 credits.
This information reflects an accurate picture of OSU requirements at the time of approval, using the OSU catalog, advisors and web resources for consultation. However, degree requirements can and do change. OSU has made no guarantee about the accuracy of requirements in this AS degree; determination of transfer status is made on an individual course basis at the point of admission to OSU.
OSU recommends the following plan for timing your baccalaureate core requirements.
- Complete Writing 1 (WR 121 Academic Composition, C- or higher), Speech and Math (required in first 45 OSU credits)
- Begin Perspectives courses
- Consider a Difference, Power and Discrimination (DPD) or Fitness course
- Complete Writing II (required in first 90 OSU credits)
- Continue Perspectives courses
- Completed Difference, Power and Discrimination (DPD) and Fitness course requirements
Notes for majors from the College of Liberal Arts (CLA)
At Cascades campus, this includes majors such as American Studies, Liberal Studies, Psychology and Social Science. Generally, triple-dipping is not allowed.
- CLA majors have a College of Liberal Arts core requirement (5 courses, at least 15 credits).
- As of spring 2020, triple-dipping is not allowed between the baccalaureate core, CLA core, and major requirements. This means that a single course can count towards two of these requirements but not three. This policy applies to major in the CLA but not to minors, certificates or the BA/BS requirements (which have separate restrictions with some majors).
Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, other requirements
Students are encouraged to include the BA or BS requirements in their lower division courses. Following are considerations for students working on their BA/BS requirement.
- Nearly all degrees at OSU are either BA or BS degrees.
- Some majors offer both BA and BS options, and some only offer one option.
- BS requirements are included in major curriculum for all degrees that are in colleges outside of the College of Liberal Arts.
- A major will either allow students to “double dip” (use a course to meet two requirements, such as a major requirement and a BA/BS or baccalaureate core requirement) or will prohibit double dipping.
- Usually, majors that allow double dipping will require specific courses that can be used in both the major and the BA/BS or baccalaureate core.
- Academic Requirements:
- Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
- All courses must be completed with a C grade or higher.
|Physical or Biological Science:||4-5|
|Literature and the Arts:||3-4|
|Social Processes and Institutions:||3-4|
|Difference, Power and Discrimination:||4|