The associate of science in general science (ASGS) degree provides the first two years of study for a student who plans to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor ’s degree in science.
Career and Educational Advancement Opportunities
The ASGS degree program includes many requirements for a bachelor’s degree in the fields of biology, chemistry, mathematics, or physics in the UNM College of Arts and Sciences or health occupations such as dental hygiene, medical laboratory sciences, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physician’s assistant programs, and radiography at the UNM–Albuquerque Campus.
Students interested in applying to medical school, the physical therapy, or master’s in occupational therapy program must first complete a baccalaureate degree. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution for a baccalaureate degree MUST see an advisor to determine which courses are most appropriate for their major. Completion of this degree does NOT guarantee acceptance into a baccalaureate degree program. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all pre-admission course work.
Total credit hours required: 60 (33-36 hours of general education courses, 12-16 hours of program-specific science courses and 11-19 hours of general electives courses). Please refer to the University of New Mexico Core Curriculum on pages 72-73 for a list of allowed courses for Writing & Speaking, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, Foreign Language, and Fine Arts.
Students must complete 11 to 19 credits of electives from among the following areas: astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer sciences, earth and planetary sciences, English writing (ENGL 219 or 220), nutrition (NUTR 244 only), psychology (PSYCH 105), and physics or other courses. Students are highly encouraged to see an advisor about additional general education requirements.
Contact and Advising Information
Information about the ASGS degree program is available from:
Advisement & Counseling (505) 925-8560 email@example.com ,
Chair of the Science Department, Miriam Chávez, (505) 925-8613 firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Dean of instruction, Reinaldo A. Z. García, (505) 925-8601 email@example.com.
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