May 24, 2024  
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Science, A.S.


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At BGSU Firelands, students can complete two years of study towards a bachelor’s degree in the following areas: applied health science, dietetics, environmental health, medical technology, nursing, physical therapy, science (biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, geology, mathematics, physics), and technology.

The associate of science degree also offers the foundation to many pre-professional opportunities, including chiropractic, dental hygiene, dentistry, engineering, medicine, mortuary science, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine.

General Requirements

  • Communication (1 course minimum)-Each student is required to acquire proficiency in written expression. WRIT 1120  is required. Based on English placement tests, WRIT 1010  and/or WRIT 1110  may also be required. The Office of Student Services will provide placement information before the first semester. Each student should also acquire proficiency in oral communication; a COMM or other oral communication course is strongly recommended.
  • Mathematics and science (3 courses minimum)-Two courses must be selected from the BG Perspective natural science domain. One course must be a Quantitative Literacy (QL) course. One lab science course is recommended.
  • Social sciences (2 courses minimum)-Two courses must be selected from the BG Perspective social and behavioral science domain.
  • Humanities and arts (2 courses minimum)-Two courses must be selected from the BG Perspective humanities and arts domain.

A student who plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Bowling Green State University should choose one course that satisfies the BG Perspective cultural diversity in the US domain, and one that satisfies the International Perspectives requirement. The College of Arts and Sciences has developed a list of cultural diversity courses that can be used to satisfy the humanities and arts or social sciences requirements of the associate degree. International Perspectives courses can be taken from the social and behavioral sciences, the humanities, or an Academic Study Abroad course of at least three hours of credit hours. The Associate of Science degree requires 36 hours of Bowling Green Perspectives coursework. Each student must select a sufficient number of approved electives to earn a minimum of 62 hours. A student planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the College of Arts and Sciences should take a foreign language.

Students may not earn both the associate of science and the associate of arts degrees without taking a substantially different set of courses.

General Requirements


Students are responsible for adhering to all college and university requirements and policies as stated in the BGSU Undergraduate Catalog. Prerequisites shown below are for reference only.  

Communication


WRIT 1120  is required. Based on placement scores, WRIT 1010  and/or WRIT 1110  may also be required.

Mathematics & Science


(3 courses minimum) ^

At least two courses must be selected from the Natural Sciences BG Perspective curriculum

Social & Behavioral Sciences


(2 courses minimum)

At least two courses must be selected from the Social & Behavioral Sciences (S or SI) BG Perspective curriculum found in the BGSU Undergraduate Catalog

  • Social & Behavioral Elective (S or SI)
  • Social & Behavioral Elective (S or SI)

Humanities & Arts


(2 courses minimum)

At least two course must be selected from the Humanities & Arts (H or HI) BG Perspective curriculum found in the BGSU Undergraduate Catalog.

  • Humanities & Arts (H or HI)
  • Humanities & Arts (H or HI)

Cultural Diversity


(1 course minimum)

  • Cultural Diversity Elective

International Perspectives


(1 course minimum) ^^

  • International Perspective Elective

Approved Electives


Additional BG Perspective Coursework


Note:


The Associate of Science degree requires 36 hours of Bowling Green Perspectives coursework. Each student must complete a sufficient number of electives to earn a minimum of 62 semester hours. At least 15 credit hours must be BGSU courses. Please check with your advisor for appropriate course selections.

^ If pursuing a Bachelor’s degree it is highly recommended to take at least one lab science course to fulfill Bachelor’s degree requirements.

^^ International Perspective can be satisfied by SI, HI, or Academic Study Abroad of at least three credit hours.

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