University Transfer - Associate of Science

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Program Number: 20-800-2
Associate of Science Degree
Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online
This program is eligible for financial aid

The Associate of Science (AS) degree is a university transfer program that focuses on completing general education courses that apply to four-year degrees. The curriculum covers a variety of topics with an emphasis on math and science. Transfer agreements lead the way to seamless transfer to a four-year college or university with junior status. The program is also a great option for students who know they want a degree, but aren’t exactly sure which academic program is right for them.

About the Program

The Associate of Science degree offers the general education courses with a greater emphasis on science and mathematics. Graduate with an associate of science degree and transfer your credits to a four-year university and pursue a bachelor’s degree.

The AS degree is a good fit for students who may wish to pursue majors in areas such as Computer Science, Engineering, Health Science, and Pre-Professional Medical (dentistry, pharmacy, physical/occupational therapy, veterinary medicine). These are just a few examples.

What You'll Learn

  • Career & Life Skills
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Effective Communication
  • Intercultural Awareness
  • Social and Environmental Responsibility

Transfer Opportunities

Your academic journey can continue at a four-year college or university. Earn your associate degree at Moraine Park and then apply those credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Starting at MPTC makes completing a bachelor’s degree affordableaccessible and convenient. You can go anywhere as MPTC has transfer agreements with colleges and universities both in Wisconsin and throughout the country.

Visit the Transfer to a Four-Year College page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.

Additional Information

Interested students are encouraged to discuss their goals and first steps with a recruiter to ensure the best possible fit.

Admission Process

Standard Admissions steps details

Credit for Prior Learning

Transform the skills and abilities developed through previous experience into college credit through MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning process. 

  • Transfer credit from other colleges/universities
  • Earn college credit for your military training and experience
  • Earn college credit via Advance Placement, CLEP, DANTES/DSST or MPTC Challenge Exams
  • Earn college credit from previous/current work and life experiences

Visit MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning page for more information.

Approximate Costs

  • $188.90 per credit (resident)
  • $283.35 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for associate degree and technical diploma programs (those that are 2 semesters in length and typically with 28 credits or more). Processing can take 4-5 weeks after a student's completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received. Visit the Financial Aid page to learn more.

While attending Moraine Park during the 2024-25 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,462 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $3,008 (if living with parents, $9,147 if living on your own), books and supplies of $1,465, personal expenses of $3,608, and transportation of $4,017 for a total of $17,002. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
English - 6 Credits
801-136English Composition 13
or 801-219 English Composition 1
801-223English Composition 23
Speech - 3 Credits
801-196Oral and Interpersonal Communication3
Humanities - 6 Credits
809-166Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application3
809-172Introduction to Diversity Studies3
801-204Introduction to Literature3
801-247Contemporary World Literature3
Social/Behavioral Science - 6 Credits
809-103Thinking Critically and Creatively3
809-122Introduction to American Government3
809-159Abnormal Psychology3
809-166Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application3
809-172Introduction to Diversity Studies3
809-188Developmental Psychology3
809-196Introduction to Sociology3
809-198Introduction To Psychology3
809-199Psychology of Human Relations3
809-254Educational Psychology3
Note: Students are required to take 809-172 Introduction to Diversity Studies as part of the Humanities OR Social Science area. 809-166 Introduction to Ethics can only be applied to either the Humanities OR Social Science credit requirements.
Math and Natural Science - 20 Credits
Mathematics - Minimum of 5 credits
804-189Introductory Statistics3
804-195College Algebra with Applications3
804-196Trigonometry with Applications3
804-197College Algebra and Trigonometry with Applications5
804-198Calculus 14
804-181Calculus 25
Natural Sciences - Minimum of 15 credits, including two lab courses from different disciplines
806-112Principles of Sustainability3
806-134General Chemistry4
806-143College Physics 13
806-177General Anatomy and Physiology4
806-179Advanced Anatomy and Physiology4
806-186Introduction to Biochemistry4
806-207Anatomy and Physiology 14
806-208Anatomy and Physiology 24
806-209College Chemistry 15
806-212College Chemistry 25
806-234General Biology4
World/Foreign Language - 4 Credits
802-211Spanish 14
802-212Spanish 24
Institutional Requirements - 3 Credits
103-159Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
890-101College 1012
Electives should align to student's career path.
Total Credits60

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates