Program Description

The degree program provides the first two years of study for a student who plans to transfer to a 4-year institution to pursue a bachelor's degree in science. It prepares students to enter into any one of a number of fields of science or healthcare. This degree provides a pathway for students who are interested in the sciences, and allows them to explore various areas in the scientific realm.

Career and Educational Advancement Opportunities

The associate degree program includes many requirements for a bachelor's degree in the fields of biology, chemistry, earth and planetary sciences, environmental science, mathematics or physics in the UNM College of Arts and Sciences or health occupations such as dental hygiene, medical laboratory sciences, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physician's assistant programs and radiography. Students interested in applying to medical school, the physical therapy, or master’s in occupational therapy program must first complete a baccalaureate degree. Students planning to transfer to a 4-year institution for a bachelor's degree must see an advisor to determine which courses are most appropriate for their major.

Contact and Advising Information

Information about the associate of science in general science degree is available from Advisement Center at 505.925.8560 or, or the Academic Affairs Office, at 505.925.8600.