Approved Elective Course List for AS Degrees
The Associate of Science degree is designed for students who want an emphasis in natural sciences, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, and pre-allied health and intend to transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
To earn the Associate of Science Degree, students must complete the following course requirements for a total of 60 semester credit hours, at least 36 of which must be Colorado State-Guaranteed Courses. Receiving institutions will accept all applicable credits earned within ten years of transfer to the receiving institution. Credits earned over ten years will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.
Courses marked with an asterisk [*] are not currently offered at PPCC.
Additional Required Courses and Electives
Twenty-one (21) credit hours selected from the AS approved course list .
- A minimum of 60 credit hours in a prescribed program of study with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (a C average). At least 15 of these credit hours must be earned from PPCC.
- Only six (6) elective credits are allowed in any combination of PED courses.
- Students may concentrate their study in a specialized area such as biology or chemistry.
- Career and technical education courses, whether taken at another institution or at PPCC, are not accepted toward this degree without approval of the Vice President for Instructional Services. Approval is given only when it is appropriate to the educational objectives of a student.
- Courses numbered below 100 do not apply toward degrees.
World Language Note: It is advisable to verify the world language admissions requirements for the university/four-year college you are planning to attend. For example, many of the Colorado four-year institutions require world languages for admission; the CU system requires 2-3 years of high school world language (or equivalent 2-3 semesters at Pikes Peak Community College). Students planning to attend a Colorado four-year institution who do not have the prerequisite world language requirement from high school should consider enrolling in these courses in addition to the degree requirements.