To earn the associate degree in science (A.S.) or associate degree in art (A.A.) from the University, a student must:
Corps of Discovery (3 credits)
Note: Required of all first year, full time, on campus students. Part time students, distance students and students transferring in with 30 or more credits are exempt.
These courses provide students with minimum competencies needed for higher education, expose them to essential subject areas and their methodologies and introduction them to the practice of critical thinking and creative expression.
ENG 117 Writing Essays
Note: Transfer students with equivalent ENG 117 credit may be encouraged to repeat ENG 117 prior to enrolling in a 300+ level writing course.
MTH 106 Contemporary Mathematics or
MTH 108 Elementary Statistics or
MTH 110 Pre-Calculus I or
MTH 241 Calculus I
Note: UProvidence requires MTH 090 for students with a score below the following: 18 on Math section of the ACT, a 450 in the Math section of the SAT, unless the student has received a grade of B or higher in a high school Algebra class.
UProvidence requires MTH 095 for students with a score below the following: 21 on the Math section of the ACT, 510 in the Math section of the SAT, unless the student has received a grade of B or higher in a high school Algebra class or Pre-calculus.
CPS 140-142 Technology Module Courses
CPS 215 Information Literacy
PHL 101 What Does it Mean to be Human
TRL 201 Introduction to Theology
Exploration credits provide students with additional opportunities to examine the methods, contents and relevance of the liberal arts through purpose designed courses that showcase specific disciplines and demonstrate their connections to daily life. One course must be taken from each category.
ENG 215 Introduction to Literary Studies
History Array – 3 credits
HST 102 Global History II or
HST 203 US History I or
HST 204 US History II
Fine Arts (3 credits)
Courses in this category both enhance students’ aesthetic appreciation and allow students to explore the creative process as it relates to visual, literary and performing arts. Students must complete one of the following:
Social Sciences (3 credits)
Courses in this category study human society and individual relationships within society as well as provide students with the cognitive and intellectual skills to succeed in the modern world. Students must complete one of the following:
Experimental Science (4 credits)
Courses in this category must include an experience in the laboratory, classroom, or the field that allows students to engage in the scientific process by designing experiments, recording their data, analyzing their results, and discussing their findings. Students must complete one of the following: