Build a solid foundation.

The Associate of Science (AS) degree program is designed to give you the transferrable skills to continue your education beyond Belmont College. The Associate of Science degree can be tailored to apply to a range of majors at the bachelor’s degree level at most four-year colleges and universities. This program offers the option of studying either fully online or in-person on campus.

Whether you’re interested in taking the first step toward earning a degree at a four-year college or university, or you haven’t narrowed your focus to one area of study, the Associate of Science program may be right for you. This degree is the equivalent of the freshman and sophomore years of a bachelor of science or related program, such as engineering, business, or natural sciences. In the AS program, you’ll gain a broad knowledge of liberal arts, with an emphasis on mathematics and science. A range of elective courses across disciplines gives you a range of options in choosing transferrable courses.

We encourage you to ask for updates on the status of courses and to discuss your transfer intentions with a representative of the College academic advising team early in your Belmont experience to ensure that you choose the correct courses to meet the receiving college or university’s specific requirements.

The AS degree requires a minimum of 62 semester credit hours for graduation.

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What you’ll learn

  • Pursue and synthesize knowledge through discipline-specific and interdisciplinary discovery processes and critical thinking.
  • Achieve self-understanding in relation to others and develop a realistic understanding of life and its opportunities.
  • Integrate socially by developing a defined sense of human community, take responsibility for your role, and work collaboratively.
  • Demonstrate open-mindedness as you cultivate intellectual curiosity, flexibility in thinking, problem solving strategies, and a broad critical perspective that values diversity of thought.
  • Be globally responsible by recognizing the interdependence of global forces and local contexts, becoming sensitive to the concerns of diverse cultures.
  • Behave ethically as you develop values based on a belief in the worth and dignity of human beings, apply ethical principles in making decisions, and accept the social consequences of actions.
  • Communicate effectively by reading and listening with understanding and expressing complex ideas in spoken and written forms.

2+2 Transfer Options

Based on Ohio Department of Higher Education transfer guidelines, any class indicated in the course elective information will transfer to any public college or university in the state of Ohio, as will any TAGs (Transfer Assistance Guides) approved class.


Jodi McFarland
Professor of Mathematics 
Faculty Lead: Associate of Arts and Associate of Science