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OVU Associate of Science Degree

Associate of Science

The associate of science degree is suitable for students seeking to transfer to a bachelor’s program in fields such as mathematics, science, or engineering. The program has an option of many free electives that will allow students to take courses based on the major they intend to pursue in a bachelor’s program. To achieve an associate of science degree, a student must fulfill the following course requirements as well as the requirements listed under “General Institutional Requirements for an Associate Degree” elsewhere in this catalog. Students completing an associate of science degree also fulfill the Bible course requirement described below.

Career Development (1 credit hour)
Required course:

  • UNI 101    Freshman FOCUS (1 credit hour)
    UNI 101 must be taken during a student’s first semester of full-time enrollment; it is waived for students who have completed one semester as a full-time college student with a GPA of 2.0 before entering OVU.

Communications (9 credit hours)
Required courses:

  • ENG 131    College Writing I (3 credit hours)
  • ENG 132    College Writing II (3 credit hours)
  • COM 131    Basic Speech Communication (3 credit hours))

Fine Arts and Humanities (6 credit hours)
Students must complete at least one literature course, for 3 credit hours; courses should be selected from the following list:

  • ART 121    Art Appreciation (3 credit hours)
  • HUM 121    Introduction to Fine Arts (3 credit hours)
  • LIT 235    Western Literature through the Renaissance (3 credit hours)
  • LIT 236    Western Literature since the Enlightenment (3 credit hours)
  • MUS 121    Music Appreciation (3 credit hours)
  • COM 121    Theatre Appreciation (3 credit hours)
  • COM 123    Introduction to Film (3 credit hours)

Social Sciences (9 credit hours)
Students must complete at least one history course, for 3 credit hours, and no more than 6 credits with the same prefix; courses should be selected from the following list:

  • ECO 236    Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credit hours)
  • ECO 237    Principles of Microeconomics (3 credit hours)
  • HIS 131    Western Civilization I (3 credit hours)
  • HIS 132    Western Civilization II (3 credit hours)
  • HIS 133    United States History I (3 credit hours)
  • HIS 134    United States History II (3 credit hours)
  • HIS 135    American Government (3 credit hours)
  • HIS 231    Global Politics  (3 credit hours)
  • HIS 232    Introduction to Geography (3 credit hours)
  • PSY 101    General Psychology (3 credit hours)
  • PSY 233    Human Growth and Development  (3 credit hours)
  • SOC 101    Principles of Sociology  (3 credit hours)

Mathematics (6 credit hours)
Select two courses from this list:

  • MAT 151    College Algebra (3 credit hours)
  • MAT 152    Trigonometry (3 credit hours)
  • MAT 153    PreCalculus (3 credit hours)
  • MAT 229    Introduction to Statistics (3 credit hours)
  • MAT 241    Calculus and Analytics I (4 credit hours)
  • MAT 242    Calculus and Analytics II (4 credit hours)
  • MAT 255    Discrete Math (3 credit hours)

Natural Sciences (4 credit hours)
Select two courses from this list:

  • NSC 141    General Biology I (4 credit hours)
  • NSC 142    General Biology II (4 credit hours)
  • NSC 145    General Chemistry I (4 credit hours)
  • NSC 146    General Chemistry II (4 credit hours)
  • NSC 148    General Physical Science (4 credit hours)
  • NSC 210    Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credit hours)
  • NSC 211    Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credit hours)
  • NSC 231    Introduction to Astronomy (4 credit hours)
  • NSC 232    Physical Geology (4 credit hours)
  • NSC 244    Physics I (4 credit hours)
  • NSC 245    Physics II (4 credit hours)
  • NSC 245    Organic Chemistry (4 credit hours)
  • NSC 247    Organic Chemistry II (4 credit hours)

Mathematics, Natural Sciences, or Information Technology Electives (12 credit hours)
Any natural science (NSC) course, any computer information technology (CIT) course, any math (MAT) course numbered above MAT 151, Quantitative Business Analysis (BUS 332), Technology Applications for Education (EDUC 300), Kinesiology (PHED 300), Introduction to Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (PSY 229), Anatomy and Physiology for Wellness (WEL 300), Principles of Nutrition (WEL 305), Nutrition through the Life Cycle (WEL 306), Exercise Physiology (WEL 309), or Epidemiology (WEL 409).

Students completing an Associate of Science degree must fulfill the university’s Bible course requirement; generally, two credit hours of Bible are required for each fulltime semester of enrollment at Ohio Valley University or the equivalent credit hours of part-time work; see the catalog section entitled Bible Course Requirement (Program Requirements) for details.