undergraduate students

Associates Degree Requirements

To earn the associate degree in science (A.S.) or associate degree in art (A.A.) from the University, a student must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 credits.
  2. Maintain a cumulative University of Providence grade point average of 2.00 or higher.
  3. Complete the associate degree Core Curriculum.
  4. Complete an area of specialization. All courses used to complete the specialization must have a grade of C or better.
  5. Complete at least twenty of the final thirty semester hours of coursework at the University of Providence.
  6. Complete at least fifteen semester hours at the University of Providence in the area of specialization.
  7. Apply for graduation in accordance with the prescribed deadlines.
  8. Comply with all University policies, rules, and regulations.
  9. Pay all indebtedness to the University.

Associates Degree Core Curriculum

Corps of Discovery (3 credits)

  •             COD 100 Corps of Discovery

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.

Foundation Skills (15 credits)

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.

3 credits
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.

3 credits
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.

1 credit
CPS 140-142 Technology Module Courses

1 credit
CPS 215 Information Literacy

3 credits
PHL 101 What Does it Mean to be Human

3 credits
TRL 201 Introduction to Theology

Arts and Science (16 credits)

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.

3 credits
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:

  • ENG 209 Intro to Creative Writing
  • ART 120 Studio Art Practice
  • ART 122 Drawing I
  • ART 200 Painting I
  • ART 221 Ceramics I
  • ART 255 Photography I
  • DRM 118 Intro to Technical Theater
  • DRM 120 Performance – Based Theatrical Expression
  • MUS 1xx – 2xx Any Music Designated Course level 100 – 200

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:

  • CRJ 100 Intro to Criminal Justice
  • CRJ 215 Social Justice & Civic Engagement in America
  • PLG 101 Introduction to Law
  • PLS 110 We the People: Intro to Political Science
  • PLS 150 American Government
  • PSY 200 General Psychology
  • PSY 212 Developmental Psychology
  • HST 110 Contemporary Issues in History
  • HST 210 Montana History
  • SOC 110 The Real World: Intro to Sociology
  • ECN 201 Macroeconomics
  • ECN 202 Microeconomics

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:

  • BIO 103 Structure & Function of the Human Body
  • BIO 110 The Living Environment
  • BIO 115 Environmental Ecology
  • BIO 151/L General Biology
  • CHM 101/L Essentials of Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHM 110 Chemistry in Context
  • CHM 111/L General Chemistry