To earn the associate degree in science (A.S.) from the University, a student must:
1. Complete a minimum of 64 credits.
2. Maintain a cumulative University of Great Falls grade point average of 2.00 or higher.
3. Complete the associate degree Core Curriculum.
4. Complete an area of specialization. All courses used to complete the specialization must have a grade of C or better.
5. Complete at least twenty of the final thirty semester hours of coursework at the University of Great Falls. Students enrolled in approved Service members Opportunity College Army Degree (SOCAD) program may satisfy the academic residency requirement by completing at least sixteen semester hours at the University at any time during their enrollment.
6. Complete at least fifteen semester hours at the University of Great Falls in the area of specialization.
7. Apply for graduation in accordance with the prescribed deadlines.
8. Comply with all University policies, rules, and regulations.
9. Pay all indebtedness to the University.
Associate’s Degree Core Curriculum
Corps of Discovery (2 credits)
COD 101 Corps of Discovery I and
COD 102 Corps of Discovery II
Note: Required of all first year, full time, on campus students. Part time students, distance students and students transferring in with 27 or more credits are exempt.
Basic Skills (0-11 credits)
ENG 111 Writing Sentences and Paragraphs and
MTH 100 Essential Math Skills and/or
MTH 105 Introduction to Algebra and
CPS 105 Essentials of Computers
Note: Some or all of the Basic Skills courses may be waived with applicable test scores. Please see pages xxxii for additional information.
Foundation Skills (15 credits)
ENG 117 Writing Essays and
MTH 108 Elementary Statistics or
MTH 252 Statistical Methods for the Sciences and
COM 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communications and
CPS 110 Conquering the Digital Divide and
TRL 200 Fundamentals of Theology
Great Questions (4 credits)
ILC 130x What Does It Mean to be Human
Exploring the Liberal Arts (13 credits)
Fine Arts and
Social Sciences and
Note: Please see the previous page for a complete list of courses that may be used to fulfill individual components of the Exploring the Liberal Arts requirement.
Associate Degree Core Curriculum Planner