Associate of Arts/Science
Belmont College now offers students the opportunity to begin their bachelor’s
degree right here at Belmont. After taking the first two years of your bachelor’s
degree at Belmont, you can transfer to the four-year college of your choice to complete
degree pathways are available. Graduates of the Arts and Science pre-baccalaureate
degree programs earn either the
Associate of Arts (AA) or the
Associate of Science (AS) degree. Both degrees provide a liberal
arts education. The Associate of Arts curriculum includes a slightly greater
emphasis on the humanities, while the Associate of Science curriculum includes more
mathematics and science course work. Both programs include the general education
core requirements standard for baccalaureate degrees.
Both the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs include
options for required courses across the general-education categories of English
and Communications, Mathematics, Natural and Physical Sciences, Social and Behavioral
Sciences, and Arts and Humanities.
Belmont College courses that are part of the Ohio Board of Regents’ Transfer
Module as well as Belmont courses approved for the OBR Transfer Assurance Guides
are embedded in both the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science pre-baccalaureate
degrees. These approved courses transfer successfully between Belmont College
and other colleges and universities in Ohio. Most courses in both degree pathways
will parallel courses offered in the freshman and sophomore years at a state four-year
college or university. The coursework of the AA and AS degrees may also transfer
to colleges and universities beyond Ohio. Since students are required to complete
specific course sequences and electives to earn baccalaureate degrees, you will
need to plan your program of study in collaboration with Advising , to ensure the
eventual transfer of your selected courses.
Belmont College recognizes the important connection between student success and
academic preparedness. Depending upon placement, you may be required to complete
some Transitional Studies Courses before enrolling in the college-level courses
within the AA or AS program.
Dr. May Charles, Assistant Dean, Arts and Sciences was recently interviewed about
the new courses that will be offered for 2012-13 Fall and Spring semesters, for
the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees! Be sure to listen!