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Career and Transfer Associate Degrees 

Albany State University offers students several associate degree options. Twelve career associate of science degree programs are offered through the Health Sciences Division, the Department of Nursing, or the Department of Criminal Justice. The course requirements for those career associate programs are presented under their pertinent academic department/division. Career associate degree programs devote half or more of their course requirements to a lower division major field of study and the remaining course requirements to general education, the combination of which are designed to prepare students for workforce entry into their chosen career (major) field upon graduation.  

ASU also offers two transfer associate degree options for students who are preparing to “transfer into” a bachelor's degree program in a specific major field of study after completion of the associate degree. Transfer associate degree students are encouraged to consider remaining at ASU and completing their bachelor’s degree here. About two-thirds (42-43 hrs) of the course content of both of ASU’s transfer associate degree programs are devoted to Area A-E requirements of the Core Curriculum (general education) of a four-year bachelor’s degree, and the remaining 17-18 credit hours are taken in optional Area F lower division prerequisites appropriate for a particular upper division major at the baccalaureate level. Because the primary curricular focus of these two transfer associate degree programs is on the completion of general education requirements for a bachelor’s degree, they are aptly named the Associate of Arts in Core Curriculum and the Associate of Science in Core Curriculum.  It should be noted that the Area F options cited in the listings of course requirements for these transfer associate programs are not considered to be “majors.” Those program components are not sufficient to justify separate transfer associate degree programs but are merely recommended lower division course options for preparing to pursue a particular baccalaureate major in the last two years of a four-year degree. The requirements for completing the two transfer associate degree programs are presented below rather than in a particular department because many different academic departments contribute courses for the completion of the Core Curriculum.

NOTE:  All Area F courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. 

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Career Associate Degrees

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Associate of Arts in Core Curriculum

In order to earn the transfer Associate of Arts degree in Core Curriculum, students must complete areas A-E of the ASU Core Curriculum for non-STEM majors and one of the options for satisfying Area F listed in the degree requirements below. 

Core Curriculum for Non-STEM Majors (Areas A-E)42
Select one of the following options for satisfying Area F18
Select this option for further study in Art
Concert and Recitals Attendance
Design I-Fundamentals of Design
Drawing I-Basic Drawing
Design II-Fundamentals of Design
Drawing II-Intermediate Drawing
Art History Survey 1
Art History Survey II
Select this option for further study in Dance
Dance Performance
Dance Production
Dance Improvisation
Modern Dance I
Modern Dance II
Modern Dance III
Ballet Technique I
Ballet Technique II
Ballet Technique III
Dance Composition
World Dance History
Select this option for further study in English
Required courses for English option
World Literature II
Survey of English Literature I
Survey of English Literature II
Literary Forms
Select one of the following course sequences
Intermediate French I
and Intermediate French II
Intermediate Spanish I
and Intermediate Spanish II
Intermediate German I
and Intermediate German II
Select this option for further study in History
Survey of American History I
Introduction to Law
Microcomputers in Social Science
Survey of American History II
2000 Level
Social Science
2000 Level
Foreign Language
Select this option for further study in Music
Concert and Recitals Attendance
Introduction to Visual and Performing Arts
Class Piano I
Class Piano II
Functional Piano Class
Functional Piano Class
MUSC 1**1
Freshman Applied Lesson
MUSC 1**2
Freshman Applied Lesson
Elementary Harmony and Musicianship
Introduction to Music Literature
Elementary Harmony and Musicianship
MUSC 2**1
Sophomore Applied Lesson
MUSC 2**2
Sophomore Applied Lesson
Select this option for further study in Music Education
Concert and Recitals Attendance
Introduction to Visual and Performing Arts
Class Piano I
Class Piano II
Functional Piano Class
Functional Piano Class
MUSC 1**1
Freshman Applied Lesson
MUSC 1**2
Freshman Applied Lesson
Elementary Harmony and Musicianship
Introduction to World Music
Elementary Harmony and Musicianship
Introduction to Music Education
MUSC 2**1
Sophomore Applied Lesson
MUSC 2**2
Sophomore Applied Lesson
Select this option for further study in Political Science
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Political Science
Introduction to Law
Microcomputers in Social Science
2000 Level
Social Science
2000 Level
Foreign Language
Select this option for further study in Psychology
Required courses
General Psychology
Psychology of Ethics
Select 4 courses from the following
Introduction to Social Problems
Survey of Economics
Microcomputers in Social Science
MDLG
Foreign Language (Option)
Psychology of Adjustment
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Select this option for further study in Sociology
Required courses
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Social Problems
Intro to Anthropology
The Sociology of Gender Roles
Select 2 courses from the following
Microcomputers in Social Science
Survey of Economics
Introduction to Political Science
Introduction to Law
MDLG
Foreign Language (Option)
Select this option for further study in Theater
Concert and Recitals Attendance
Theater Appreciation
Introduction to Visual and Performing Arts
Stagecraft
Voice and Diction
Oral Interpretation
Production and Performance
Production and Performance
Acting I Laboratory
First-Year and Wellness Course Requirements Outside the Core
ASU 1101First Year Experience: Pathways to Success1
HEDP, WELLHealth & Wellness Requirement 12
Total Semester Hours63

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Associate of Science in Core Curriculum

In order to earn the transfer Associate of Science degree in Core Curriculum, students must complete areas A-E of the ASU Core Curriculum for STEM majors and one of the options for completing Area F listed in the degree requirements below. 

Core Curriculum for STEM Majors (See footnotes for specific requirements for Areas A2 and D dependent upon the Area F option selected)43
Select one of the following options for satisfying Area F18
Select this option for further study in Biological Science 7
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Science Career Exploration
Select this option for further study in Business Fields 8
Accounting Principles I
Accounting Principles II
Fundamentals of Computer Applications
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Business 9
Communication for Management
Select this option for further study in Chemistry 10
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Scientific Mathematics
Select this option for further study in Computer Science 11
Introduction to Computer Science
Computer Science I
Computer Science II
Calculus I
Introduction to Statistics
Select this option for further study in Criminal Justice
Required courses
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Intro to Law Enforcement
Intro. to Criminal Law & Procedure
Report Writing & Research Skills
American Correctional Systems
Select one of the following
Introduction to Social Problems
Survey of Economics
Introduction to Political Science
Survey of Computer Applications
Microcomputers in Social Science
Any foreign language course
Select this option for further study in Education 4
Required courses
Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education 1, 6
Exploring Socio-Cult Perspective 2, 6
Exploring Teaching and Learning 3, 6
9 Additional Credit Hours Selected from one of the following areas
AA Students interested in pursuing career/academics in Early Childhood must take these courses
Life/Earth Science 6
Physical Science 6
Foundation Of Numbers And Oper 6
AA Students interested in pursuing career/academics in Middle Grades must select 9 hours from these courses
Introduction to Statistics 5
Foundation Of Numbers And Oper
Literary Forms
Advanced Composition 6
Survey of American History I 5, 6
Survey of American History II 5
American Military History
AA Students interested in pursuing career/academics in Physical Education must take these three courses
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology II 6
Aquatics I 6
Select this option for further study in Engineering 12
Required course
Calculus II
Select one of the following lab science courses
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Chemistry II
Select 3 of the following courses
Principles of Engineering Analysis and Design
Engineering Computing
Engineering Graphics
Engineering Statics
Electric Circuit Analysis
Select this option for further study in Health Sciences 13
Medical Terminology
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Select 8 additional semester hours (see footnote for details) 14
Select this option for further study in Mathematics 15
Calculus I
Calculus II
Calculus III
Introduction to Statistics
Linear Algebra
First-Year and Wellness Course Requirements Outside the Core
ASU 1101First Year Experience: Pathways to Success1
HEDP, WELLHealth & Wellness Requirement 162
Total Semester Hours64

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