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Associate of Science Video

Associate of Science (AS)

Picture of students earning their Associate of Science (AS) degree at CMC.The Associate of Science degree includes several options selected from courses listed below. By completing your AS degree requirements before transferring to a public four-year institution in Colorado, 60 credits are guaranteed to transfer once you are accepted for admission. Liberal Arts and Sciences majors will be able to finish a BS degree with 60 additional credits at the transfer institution. This is called a 60 + 60 transfer plan. Please see your advisor for additional information.

The degree has several options. These include Chemistry, Physics, and Biology, as well as a general option for other majors in the mathematics and sciences. These options are suggested by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. All courses will count toward the AS degree. However, transferability depends on the four-year institution. Courses in addition to those listed may be transferable to one or more of the public four-year colleges or universities in Colorado. For specific information, please see your advisor.

See the section on Scholarships and Awards  for scholarship opportunities related to this program. For a list of CMC campuses offering this program, please see Academic Programs at Colorado Mountain College. Not every course is offered on every campus.

Learn more about the Associate of Science Program

General Option

State Guaranteed General Education Requirements

(31 credits minimum across 5 content areas, plus 3 credits of COM)

Communication (GT-CO1-3)

3 courses.  9 credits total.  6 credits ENG (select either  ENG 121 and ENG 122, or ENG 122 and ENG 201).  Plus 3 credits COM (select either COM 115 or COM 125).

Arts & Humanities (GT-AH1-4)

2 courses (6 credits)

Social & Behavioral Sciences

2 courses (6 credit hours). Select 2 courses, 1 of which must be history.

Human Behavior, Culture, & Social Frameworks (GT-SS3)



  • 1 additional course from Arts & Humanities or Social & Behavioral Sciences courses listed above.  3.0 Credits.

Natural & Physical Sciences (GT-SC1)

7 credits.  2 courses from the following laboratory-based courses.  A laboratory component is necessary for this requirement.  Additional credits will be added to electives.

Wellness Requirements Transfer Level (✽)

2 credits.

Colorado Mountain College Requirements

Colorado Mountain College requires its graduates to be proficient in computer use. To graduate, a student must demonstrate proficiency via an examination administered by the college or take CIS 118 . If you take the course, it will be applied to the elective credit.


You must complete an additional 24 credits in any of the Science or Mathematics disciplines (AST, BIO, CHE, ENV, GEY, MAT, MET, NRE 251  & NRE 252 , PHY numbered 100-299, marked with a lock (◆) or general transfer marked with an asterisk (✽) in the course description section. CIS 118  may be used if required.

Total Elective Credits (min. 24)

Total Credits Earned

State Guaranteed General Education Requirements (min. 31)
Wellness Requirement (min. 2)
COM 115  or COM 125  (3)
Electives (min. 24)
Total credits toward Associate of Science degree (min. 60)


◆ State Guaranteed Transfer Course

✽ Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

Note:  Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via distance learning (IVS, hybrid, or online).

For more information see Degree & Certificate Descriptions & Requirements .