Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree Program

What is the Associate of Science Degree?

Admission to the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree program is available only to students with fewer than 60 credits. Graduates of Eastern’s associate degree program may continue in a baccalaureate degree program at Eastern upon submission of an approved Application for Continued Undergraduate Enrollment form available from the Registrar’s Office.

A special A.S. degree is available for certain health care professionals, including licensed practical nurses (LPNs), dental hygienists, medical laboratory technicians, radiological technologists, and respiratory therapists who received their diploma/license or accredited training outside of a two-year community college program. Eastern awards 30 transfer credits for this previous training which serves as a concentration for the for associate degree.

Degree requirements: 
Total minimum: 60 credits
Liberal Arts Core Curriculum up to 34 credits
Concentration 15
Electives as needed

Note: To meet Eastern’s residency requirement for the associate degree, a minimum of 15 credits must be earned through coursework at Eastern. Students must complete all of Tier I  as well as any three Tier II Liberal Arts Core (LAC) courses (two of the three LAC Tier II courses must be taken at Eastern). At least 15 credits within the degree must be numbered at or above the 200-level. A.S. degree students are not required to complete a foreign language.