Friday – February 22, 2019

Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree (2017-2018)
Four-Year College/University Transfer
Associate Degree
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

All campuses
Program Code: 20-800-2
For Information: 414-297-6584
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC Mequon Campus, 262-238-2200
Oak Creek Campus, 414-571-4500 West Allis Campus, 414-456-5500
Overview — 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 school you plan to attend about credit transfer and the requirements for your major. See the Four-Year College/University Transfer Agreements section on 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.


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

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment


Start Dates: August/January
Sixteen-week terms.
This program will transfer to four-year institutions.

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 


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-level 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                                                                                                           


The nine credits must be taken from at least three of these five areas:





Any 200-level ECON course





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-level course with laboratory from each of two areas
of NATSCI: chemistry, biology, earth sciences and physics.

Mathematics or Natural Sciences Emphasis - 12 Credits Are 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-level NATSCI courses

PHYSICAL EDUCATION - 3 Credits Are Required 3  

Select any 200-level PHYED course.                                                    

ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES - 5 Credits Are Required 5  

Take five elective credits from 200-level or 100-level courses. Choose primarily from 200-level courses. A maximum of six credits of 100-level 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.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

Page updated October 2017.