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2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog 
2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog

General Studies (Math and Science), AS

Location(s): Alliance, Scottsbluff, Sidney

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AS.2401 (61 credits)

This program is designed for students wishing to follow a program of study with an emphasis in the sciences. Its purpose is to provide a well-rounded education for those students interested in a math or science-related field including engineering and computer science.


  • Permit students to explore various courses of mathematics and sciences that may lead to a major in a specialized emphasis area.


  • Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should consult their faculty and transfer advisors early in their WNCC career to determine a curriculum best suited to their transfer goals.
  • Students following the pre-engineering option should choose from the following technical electives:
  • Students should consult with their faculty advisor before selecting science, math, and elective courses.
  • Students following the pre-computer science option should take technical elective INFO - 2355 Computer Science I  and should consult with their faculty advisor before selecting science, math, and elective courses.
  • In addition to the general education requirements for the AS degree, a minimum of 15-16 credits of core courses and 26 credits of technical electives are required for the general studies in math and science degree.
  • Dependent upon the student’s choice of electives, it is possible that the total credits earned for the AS degree will exceed 60 credit credits.
  • Students should understand that the courses included in the lists of core requirements and recommended electives will be required by receiving institutions at some point in their journey to the bachelor’s degree.

Program Requirements

AS General Education Core: 33 Credits

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  • Written Communication Credits: 6
  • Oral Communication Credits: 3
  • Humanities Credits: 3
  • Math Credits: 3 *
  • Lab Sciences Credits: 4 *
  • Personal Development Credits: 3
  • Social Science Credits: 3

* A total of 15-16 combined Science/Math credits are the minimum requirement for an AS degree. This must include a minimum of three (3) credits of math and four (4) credits of science from BIOS, CHEM, or PHYS options.

Note: Some general education requirements may be satisfied by program requirements. Please consult with an advisor for details.

Core Requirements: 15-16 Credits

Recommended Tech Electives or Courses Required for Transfer: 26 Credits

These courses do not meet the required minimum math/science requirement for the AS degree.

Technical electives may be selected from the list of core courses in addition these courses.

Total AS Requirements: 61 Credits

Recommended Plan of Study

1st Semester

Total Semester Credits: 17

2nd Semester

Total Semester Credits: 15

3rd Semester

  • Humanities GE elective Credits: 3
  • Oral Communication GE elective Credits: 3
  • Math or Science Core elective Credits: 4
  • Technical elective Credits: 4

Total Semester Credits: 14

4th Semester

  • Social Science GE elective Credits: 3
  • Technical electives Credits: 12

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total AS Credits: 61

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