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Program Overview

 

 

 

Associate of Science 

The Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs are transfer degrees designed for students who intend to continue their education after Belmont College. Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees do not have specific majors, but can be tailored to be applied to a number of different majors at the bachelor’s degree level at most four-year colleges or universities.

 

The Associate of Science (AS) degree is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university and is the equivalent of the freshman and sophomore years of a bachelor of science degree or related program, including engineering, business, or natural sciences. The degree is also suited for students who do not have a decided interest in one field of study. The AS program provides a broad knowledge of liberal arts, while emphasizing mathematics and science. A range of elective courses across disciplines provides flexibility in choosing transferrable courses.

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The Associate of Science degree requires a minimum of 65 semester credit hours for graduation.

 

Students are encouraged to ask for updates on the status of courses and to discuss their transfer intentions with a representative of the College academic advising team early in their Belmont experience to ensure that the correct courses are selected to meet the specific requirements of the receiving college or university.

 

Program Outcomes 

Interdisciplinary learning is the fundamental strength and value of a liberal arts education. Students will:

  1. Pursue Knowledge: Students learn through discipline-specific and interdisciplinary discovery processes, think critically, and synthesize resulting knowledge.
  2. Understand Self: Students achieve self-understanding as conscious and engaged human beings in relation to others and develop a realistic understanding of life and its opportunities.
  3. Integrate Socially: Students develop a defined sense of human community, take responsibility for their roles, and integrate successfully in collaborative environments.
  4. Demonstrate Open-Mindedness: Students cultivate intellectual curiosity, flexibility in thinking, problem solving strategies, and a broad critical perspective that values diversity of thought.
  5. Be Globally Responsible: Students recognize the interdependence of global forces and local contexts, becoming culturally proficient citizens sensitive to the issues of diverse cultures.
  6. Behave Ethically: Students form personal values based on belief in the worth and dignity of human beings, apply ethical principles in making decisions, and accept the social consequences of actions.
  7. Communicate Effectively: Students demonstrate the abilities to read and listen with understanding and express complex ideas in spoken and written forms.