Associate of Science

General

Program Description

Associate of Science

The associate of science degree program provides students with a broad academic education to prepare them for the workplace and for upper-level university study. The degree requirements for the associate of science may be met through LCCC’s university transfer courses or by taking university transfer courses at other recognized colleges and/or universities. Since requirements at transfer institutions vary widely, students should consult the catalog of the transfer institution and plan their program with an advisor.

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Other programs can be pursued, as advisors can help students customize their associate of science programs to meet the transfer college/university’s requirements for math and/or science-related majors. Select from the general education/transfer module.

  • English composition Six credit hours required.
  • Social and behavioral sciences Six credit hours, representing two different disciplines.
  • Arts and humanities Six credit hours, representing two different disciplines.
  • Mathematics/statistics/logic and natural sciences Three credit hours in mathematics or logic and six credit hours in science, of which one course must be a lab science (lab courses identified with footnote1); and, two-year-long sequences (do not have to be in the same discipline) selected from those listed below.

These sequences may be part of the science and mathematics requirements or may be taken as additional coursework.

Completion of the below requirements (excluding SDEV 101) may exceed the 40 credit hours required to complete the associate of science degree requirements; otherwise, the student must select from the above list (excluding SDEV 101) additional courses to complete a total of 36-40 credit hours. LCCC students must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours to complete the associate of science degree. Therefore, a student may earn the associate of science degree by completing the above requirements, SDEV 101 for one credit hour, and additional elective hours from these or any other courses. Completion of these requirements includes the Ohio transfer module. Choices within these ranges will require careful academic planning and advice. Students should seek assistance from an advisor before proceeding.

Universal Graduation Requirement

  • SDEV 101 - College 101 (1 hour)

English Composition / Oral Communication

  • ENGL 161 - College Composition I (3 hours)

Select one of the following ENGL courses: (3 hours)

  • ENGL 162 - College Composition II (or)
  • ENGL 163 - College Composition II /Special Topics (or)
  • ENGL 164 - College Composition II with Technical Topics
  • CMMC 151 - Oral Communication (Optional)

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Select nine semester hours, representing two different disciplines from the following: (6 hours)

  • ARCH 155G - Introduction to Archaeology
  • ECNM 151 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECNM 152 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • GPHY 151G - Human Geography
  • GPHY 152 - Geography of Unites States/Canada
  • HSTR 151G - Civilization I
  • HSTR 152G -Civilization II
  • HSTR 161 - United States I
  • HSTR 162 - United States II
  • HSTR 171G - The World since 1900
  • HSTR 252G - Women in World History
  • HSTR 267G - African American Heritage
  • PLSC 151G - Comparative Politics
  • PLSC 155 - State and Local Government
  • PLSC 156 - American National Government
  • PLSC 157G - Contemporary World Problems
  • PSYH 151 - Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYH 251 - Human Growth and Development
  • PSYH 253 - Child Development
  • PSYH 254 - Adolescent Development
  • PSYH 256 - Adulthood and Aging
  • PSYH 257 - Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYH 261 - Social Psychology
  • PSYH 263 - Personality Theories
  • PSYH 273 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PSYH 275 - Psychology of Gender
  • SOCY 151G - Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCY 155G - Introduction to Archaeology
  • SOCY 161G - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • SOCY 255G - The Family
  • SOCY 256 - Social Problems
  • SOCY 265G - Death and Dying
  • SOCY 276G - Race and Ethnicity
  • SOCY 278 - Sociology of Sex & Gender
  • URBS 151G - Introduction to Urban Studies
  • URBS 155G - Introduction to Archaeology
  • URBS 210 - Introduction to Women's Studies

Arts and Humanities

Select nine semester hours, representing two different disciplines from the following: (6 hours)

  • ARTS 243G - Art History I
  • ARTS 244G - Art History II
  • ARTS 245G - World Art
  • ARTS 246 - History of Photography
  • ARTS 254 - History of American Architecture
  • ENGL 251 - American Literature I
  • ENGL 252 - American Literature II
  • ENGL 253G - Introduction to World Literature
  • ENGL 254G - Introduction to Hispanic Literature
  • ENGL 255G - Introduction to Fiction
  • ENGL 257G - Introduction to Poetry
  • ENGL 259G - Introduction to Drama
  • ENGL 261G - Masterpieces of British Literature I
  • ENGL 262G - Masterpieces of British Literature II
  • ENGL 264 - Women's Literature
  • ENGL 266G - African American Literature
  • ENGL 267G - Children's Literature
  • ENGL 269G - Introduction to Shakespeare
  • HUMS 151G - Introduction to Humanities
  • HUMS 261G - Introduction to Great Books: Ancient World to the Renaissance
  • HUMS 262G - Introduction to Great Books: Early Modern to the 20th Century
  • HUMS 263 - Introduction to Folklore
  • HUMS 264G - Introduction to Asian Cultures and Literature
  • HUMS 271G - Introduction to Mythology
  • HUMS 274 - Film Appreciation
  • HUMS 281 - Introduction to American Cinema
  • MUSC 261G - Music Appreciation
  • MUSC 262G - Music as a World Phenomenon
  • PHLY 151G - Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHLY 161 - Introduction to Ethics
  • PHLY 165 - Bioethics
  • PHLY 174 - Critical Thinking
  • PHLY 262G - Introduction to Eastern Philosophy
  • PHLY 270G - Religion and Science
  • PHLY 271G – Social and Political Philosophy
  • PHLY 281G - Philosophy of Religion
  • RELG 181G - Introduction to World Religions
  • RELG 182G - Introduction to The Study of Religion
  • RELG 251G - Exploring the Bible
  • RELG 261 - Religion in America
  • RELG 262G - Introduction to Eastern Philosophy
  • RELG 270G - Religion and Science
  • RELG 281G - Philosophy of Religion
  • THTR 151G - Introduction to Theater
  • THTR 185G - Theater History

Mathematics/Statistics/Logic and Natural Sciences

Select three semester hours in mathematics or logic and six semester hours in science (of which one course must include a lab science) from the following: (9 hours)

  • ASTY 151 - Stars, Galaxies and Cosmology (1)
  • ASTY 152 - Solar System Astronomy
  • BIOG 121 - Anatomy and Physiology I (1)
  • BIOG 122 - Anatomy and Physiology II (1)
  • BIOG 150 - Infectious Disease A to Z
  • BIOG 151 - General Biology (1)
  • BIOG 152 - Human Biology (1)
  • BIOG 159 - Aquatic Life (1)
  • BIOG 161 - Principles of Biology I (1)
  • BIOG 162 - Principles of Biology II (1)
  • BIOG 163 - The Microbial World (1)
  • BIOG 164 - Explorations in Field Science (1)
  • BIOG 165 - Introduction to Ecology
  • BIOG 251 - General Microbiology (1)
  • BIOG 252 - Microbiology (1)
  • BIOG 260 - Botany (1)
  • BIOG 268 - Clinical Nutrition
  • BIOG 275 - Genetics
  • CHMY 155G - Chemistry and Society
  • CHMY 161 - General, Organic and Biochemistry I (1)
  • CHMY 162 - General, Organic and Biochemistry II (1)
  • CHMY 171 - General Chemistry I (1)
  • CHMY 172 - General Chemistry II (1)
  • CHMY 271 - Organic Chemistry I (1)
  • CHMY 272 - Organic Chemistry II (1)
  • MTHM 150 - The Art of Mathematical Thinking
  • MTHM 151 - College Mathematics
  • MTHM 158 - Quantitative Reasoning
  • MTHM 162 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
  • MTHM 168 - Statistics
  • MTHM 171 - College Algebra
  • MTHM 172 - Precalculus
  • MTHM 175 - College Algebra and Precalculus
  • MTHM 178 - Business Calculus
  • MTHM 181 - Calculus I
  • MTHM 182 - Calculus II
  • MTHM 270 - Discrete Mathematics
  • MTHM 280 - Linear Algebra
  • MTHM 281 - Multivariable Calculus
  • MTHM 283 - Differential Equations
  • PHLY 171 - Introduction to Logic
  • PHYC 150 - General Physics I (1)
  • PHYC 152 - General Physics II (1)
  • PHYC 251 - College Physics I (1)
  • PHYC 252 - College Physics II (1)
  • PSSC 153 - Physical Science (1)
  • PSSC 156 - Physical Geology (1)
  • PSSC 157 - Historical Geology (1)
  • PSSC 158G - Meteorology (1)
  • PSSC 160G - Introduction to Climate Studies
  • PSSC 161G - Earth Science

Select two-year-long sequences (do not have to be in the same discipline) from the following. These sequences may be part of the mathematics and science requirements or may be taken as additional coursework.

  • BIOG 121 & BIOG 122 - Anatomy ad Physiology I and Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOG 151 & BIOG 152 - General Biology and Human Biology (Math Majors Only)
  • BIOG 161 & BIOG 162 - Principles of Biology I and Principles of Biology II
  • BIOG 165 & BIOG 164 - Introduction to Ecology and Exploration in Filed Science (preferred order)
  • CHMY 161 & CHMY 162 - General, Organic and Biochemistry I and General, Organic and Biochemistry II
  • CHMY 171 & CHMY 172 - General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II
  • CHMY 271 & CHMY 272 - Organic Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry II
  • MTHM 181 & MTHM 182 - Calculus I and Calculus II
  • MTHM 280 & MTHM 281 & MTHM 283 - Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations
  • PHYC 150 & PHYC 152 - General Physics I and General Physics II
  • PHYC 251 & PHYC 252 - College Physics I and College Physics II

or a customized sequence approved by the Science and Mathematics division.

Total Hours: 28

Footnote 1: Lab Science course.

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Tuition and Costs

How much does it cost to attend LCCC?

Many factors are considered when determining how much it costs to attend college.

When determining a student’s eligibility for financial aid, many factors are taken into account including enrollment status, residency status, dependency status, cost of attendance, etc. A student’s Cost of Attendance for financial aid determination includes directly billed expenses (tuition and fees) and “indirect” expenses for items such as books, supplies, transportation to and from campus, normal monthly household expenses and a small amount for personal expenses. These amounts are estimated per year at LCCC as:

  • Tuition and Fees:
    • Lorain county resident: $134.04 per credit hour.
    • Out-of-county resident: $159.22 per credit hour.
    • Out-of-state resident: $310.79 per credit hour.
  • Books and supplies: $ 350 – $1,500
  • Transportation: $ 1,000 – $1,600
  • Monthly Household expenses: $ 2,200 – $3,800
  • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses: $ 1,000

Where laboratory, special facilities or services are required to accommodate instructional needs, a special fee may be assessed.

Last updated Jun 2020

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