Associate in Science
- College Requirements
The following sections list program requirements to achieve either an AA or an AS transfer degree at Waubonsee for specific guidelines on choosing courses. Consult with a counselor for specific guidelines on choosing courses.
- Semester HoursA total of 60 semester hours or more completed as specified in the following sections.
- Grade PointsA minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C average) in all course work taken, regular student status and in good standing.
- Academic ResidencyMeet the college's academic residency requirement: a minimum of 15 semester hours in courses must have been achieved at Waubonsee, excluding CLEP and proficiency credits.
- General Education Requirements37
Waubonsee's requirements conform to IAI General Education Core Curriculum guidelines.
- Social and Behavioral Sciences9
Select courses from at least two of the following disciplines. Courses in bold identify Non-Western and Diversity options: N indicates non-Western; D indicates diversity.
Physical and Life Sciences7
- Anthroplogy: ANT100 (N), ANT101 (N), ANT102, ANT110
- Economics: ECN100, ECN110, ECN121, ECN122
- Geography: GEO220 (N), GEO230 (N), GEO235 (N)
- History**: HIS101 (N), HIS102 (N), HIS121, HIS122, HIS205 (N), HIS215 (N), HIS225 (N), HIS235 (N)
- Political Science: PSC100, PSC220, PSC240, PSC260
- Psychology: PSY100, PSY205, PSY215, PSY220, PSY226, PSY235
- Sociology: SOC100, SOC120 (D), SOC130, SOC210, SOC230 (D)
Select at least one course from Physical Sciences, and one course from Life Sciences. Select at least one lab course. (L indicates lab course.)
Physical SciencesMathematics3Humanities and Fine Arts9
- Astronomy: AST100, AST105 (4-L), AST110 (4-L)
- Chemistry: CHM100, CHM101 (1-L), CHM102, CHM103 (1-L), CHM106 (4-L), CHM121 (4-L)
- Earth Science: ESC100, ESC101 (1-L), ESC120 (4-L), ESC130, ESC220
- Geography: GEO121 (4-L)
- Geology: GLG100, GLG101 (1-L), GLG103
- Physics: PHY103, PHY104 (1-L), PHY111 (4-L), PHY221 (5-L)Life Sciences
- Biology: BIO100, BIO101 (1-L), BIO102, BIO103 (1-L), BIO110, BIO111 (1-L), BIO120 (4-L), BIO126 (4-L), BIO128 (4-L), BIO200, BIO270 (4-L)
Select at least one course from Humanities and one course from Fine Arts. Courses in bold identify Non-Western and Diversity options: N indicates non-Western; D indicates diversity.
HumanitiesAdditional College Requirements5-9
- English: ENG211, ENG212, ENG215, ENG220 (D), ENG221, ENG222, ENG225, ENG226, ENG229, ENG230, ENG235, ENG240, ENG245, ENG255 (D)
- Film Studies: FLM270***
- French: FRE202
- German: GER202
- History**: HIS111, HIS112, HIS125
- Humanities***: HUM101, HUM102 (N), HUM201
- Philosophy: PHL100, PHL101, PHL105, PHL110, PHL120 (N), PHL201, PHL202, PHL220 (under IAI review), PHL230 (under IAI review), PHL240 (under IAI review)
- Spanish: SPN202, SPN205, SPN215Fine Arts
- Art: ART100, ART101, ART102, ART103 (N), ART104, ART105 (D), ART106
- Film Studies: FLM250, FLM260, FLM270***
- Humanities***: HUM101, HUM102 (N), HUM201
- Music: MUS100, MUS101 (N), MUS102
- Theatre: THE100, THE130 (D)
When selecting courses for the Additional College Requirements, consult with a counselor, as four-year schools have specific requirements.
- Social Awareness/Personal Growth2-3
Physical and Life Sciences / Mathematics3-6Select courses from the disciplines listed below. Consult with a counselor to determine appropriate course choices based on your major and the four-year school to which you intend to transfer.
- Foreign Language/Sign Language:
FRE101, FRE102, FRE201, FRE202
GER101, GER102, GER201, GER202
SPN101, SPN102, SPN103, SPN110, SPN111, SPN201, SPN202, SPN205, SPN211
- Health Education: HED100
- Peace Studies: IDS210
- Personal Development: PDV100, PDV101 (1), PDV102 (1), PDV131 (1)
- Physical Education Activity Courses: PED100 - PED149 (0.5-1)
- Sustainability: SUS101
(Students who served in the Armed Services may be granted Physical Education credit for the Social Awareness/Personal Growth requirement.)
Non-Western and Diversity
- Astronomy: AST100, AST105 (4), AST110 (4), AST115
- Biology: BIO100, BIO101 (1), BIO102, BIO103 (1), BIO104 (4), BIO110, BIO111 (1), BIO120 (4), BIO122 (4), BIO126 (4), BIO128 (4), BIO200, BIO250 (4), BIO270 (4), BIO272 (4)
- Chemistry: CHM100, CHM101 (1), CHM102, CHM103 (1), CHM106 (4), CHM121 (4), CHM122 (4), CHM231 (5), CHM232 (5)
- Earth Science: ESC100, ESC101 (1), ESC120 (4), ESC130, ESC220
- Geography: GEO121 (4)
- Geology: GLG100, GLG101 (1), GLG103
- Mathematics: MTH101, MTH102, MTH107, MTH111 (4), MTH112, MTH131 (4), MTH132 (4), MTH141, MTH201, MTH202, MTH210, MTH211, MTH233 (4), MTH236 (4), MTH240
- Physics: PHY103, PHY104 (1), PHY111 (4), PHY112 (4), PHY221 (5), PHY222 (5)
One course satisfying degree requirements must have a non-Western or diversity emphasis. These courses are highlighted in bold in the General Education Requirements Social and Behavioral Sciences (item II.B.) and Humanities and Fine Arts (item II.E.). This is not an additional credit hour requirement.
Area of Concentration / Elective Requirements14-18
Consult with a counselor early in your program of studies to determine appropriate course choices, including any foreign language requirement, and transferability of courses based on your major and the four-year school to which you intend to transfer.
Note: A maximum of 4 semester hours each of Independent Study (IND), Personal Development (PDV), or Physical Education (PED), may be applied toward a degree. The maximum semester hours for Physical Education (PED) credit may be waived for physical education, fitness leadership or education majors.
* IAI General Education requires a grade of C or better in these courses.
** No more than two history courses can be used to fulfill general education requirements.
*** Interdisciplinary humanities courses that encompass both humanities and fine arts may be used for either humanities or fine arts credit.