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Associate in Science Degrees

 

Associate in Science (AS) Degree

An Associate in Science (AS) Degree prepares you with the unique skills needed to enter a specialized career field. You may also choose to continue your studies and earn a Bachelor degree in a science-related field.

Associate in Science Degree (AS) Requirements

An Associate degree is granted upon successful completion of a program of study with a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (C) and a minimum of 60-degree applicable semester units, including:

  • Completion of the area of emphasis with a grade of C or higher in each course, or with a P if the course was taken on a Pass/No Pass basis, and the P is equal to a C or higher (Title 5 §55063);
  • Completion of at least 50% of the area of emphasis units at Santa Monica College.  Department Chairs have the discretion to waive the 50% minimum units required at SMC to meet the major or area of emphasis.  All major coursework must be completed with a “C” or better grade;
  • Completion of one of the following general education patterns: SMC GE, CSU GE, or IGETC;
  • Completion of the SMC Global Citizenship graduation requirement.

Associate in Science Degree Options