Monday – June 18, 2018

Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree
Four-Year College Transfer Associate Degree
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
All campuses
Program Code: 20-800-2
For Information:
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC
Mequon Campus, 262-238-2200
Oak Creek Campus, 414-571-4500
West Allis Campus, 414-456-5500

— If you plan to earn a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university, you can take your first two years of courses at MATC and transfer your credits. It is important to consult with your advisor and the four-year college you plan to attend about credit transfer and the requirements for your major. See Credit Transfer  for detailed information.
In addition to the Associate in Science degree, the school of Liberal Arts and Sciences also offers the following college transfer degrees: Associate in Science: Biotechnology Track, Associate in Science: Chemical Technology Track, Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Arts: Educational Foundations Track, and Associate in Arts Online - Accelerated program.
Students who don't intend to pursue a bachelor's degree may wish to choose the Liberal Arts and Sciences program to combine liberal studies with electives from other degree and diploma programs.


Academic Requirements — Successful completion of the Associate in Science degree requires a grade-point average of 2.0 (C) or higher, with 25% of the credits taken at MATC.


Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • ACT score 18; ACT Math score 20
  • MATC assessment score of at least 67 in Reading, 76 in Sentence Skills, and 43 in College Math


Start Dates: August/January

This program will transfer to four-year institutions.

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

ENGLISH - 6 Credits Are Required 6

Required Courses:

         ENG-201                    English 1 ‡
         ENG-202                    English 2 ‡


SPEECH - 3 Credits Are Required



Elements of Speech

(or) SPEECH-203 Interpersonal Communication

(or) SPEECH-206 Intercultural Communication

HUMANITIES - 9 Credits Are Required                                                                                                                


Select credits from 200-series courses in the humanities (such as English,
music, art, speech, foreign language). Examples: SPEECH-212, FLANG-214.

Three credits must be in 200-level diversity/ethnic studies courses.

Three credits must be in 200-level fine arts courses.
Examples: MUSIC-205, ART-201.

SOCIAL SCIENCES - 9 Credits Are Required                                                                                                            


Select from at least three of the following five:



Principles of Microeconomics

(or) ECON-202

Principles of Macroeconomics



Introduction to Sociology



Introductory Psychology



American National Government and Politics Today

(or) SOCSCI-222

American State and Local Government

5.     HISTORY Any 200-level HIST course    

WORLD/FOREIGN LANGUAGE - 4 Credits Are Required                                                                                    


This requirement may be waived if student has successfully completed
four high school semesters of the same foreign language with a grade of C or higher;
the four waived credits must be made up by another 200-level course.
Students may earn retroactive credit and credit by exam.
Strongly recommended: Take two semesters of the same language if not
already taken in high school.

MATHEMATICS - 5 Credits Required                                                                                                                 


       MATH-231  Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 ‡

NATURAL SCIENCES - 8 Credits Are Required                                                                                                 


Select at least one 200-series course with laboratory from each of two areas
of NATSCI: chemistry, biology, earth sciences and physics.

Mathematics or Natural Sciences Emphasis - 12 Credits Required 12  

Select additional (optional) mathematics credits from the following courses only:

1.   MATH-232  Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 ‡ ;

      MATH-233  Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 ‡ ;

      MATH-234  Differential Equations/Linear Algebra ‡


2.   Any 200-series NATSCI courses

PHYSICAL EDUCATION - 3 Credits Are Required 3

Select any 200-series PHYED course.                                                     

ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES - 5 Credits Are Required 5

Take five elective credits from 200-level or 100-level courses. 
A maximum of six credits of 100-series courses may be selected
as electives. Additional foreign language is not required but is recommended.                                                          


Note: It is important to consult the four-year institution regarding transferability of the selected courses.

‡ Prerequisite required.

See course descriptions for a complete listing of courses in these subjects. Consult with your program counselor regarding your selection.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For information on times and locations of specific classes, visit INFOnline.


Page updated July 2014.