2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Associate of Science

  • A minimum of 60 credits are required.
  • The AS degree, as a regionally accredited degree, is a transfer degree because it satisfies the majority of lower division general education requirements and should be accepted at four-year institutions.
  • Depending on the requirements of the receiving institution, students may be required to complete additional courses to meet specific institutional or program requirements.
  • Required credits include religion, general education, college success course, internship, certificate requirements, and if applicable, electives.
  • At least 50% of required credits must be earned directly from LDS Business College.
  • Students earn the AS degree by completing 1 or 2 standard certificates or 1 specialized certificate.
Option A:  AS degree with 1 Standard certificate
Religion
8 credits
Certificate
15 credits
General Education
24 - 26 credits
CAR 101, College Success
1 credit
CAR 299, Internship
1 credit
Electives
11 credits
Total
60 – 62 credits
Option B:  AS degree with 2 Standard certificates
Religion
8 credits
Certificate
15 credits
Certificate
15 credits
General Education
24 - 26 credits
CAR 101, College Success
1 credit
CAR 299, Internship
1 credit
Total
64 – 66 credits
Option C:  AS degree with 1 Specialized certificate
Additional Religion
6  credits
Certificate
16 – 29 credits (includes 2 religion credits)
General Education
24 - 26 credits
CAR 101, Career Success
1 credit
CAR 299, Internship
1 credit
Electives
0 - 12 credits
Total
60 – 63 credits

Overview

General Education courses support the College’s mission.  These courses provide students with foundational knowledge and intellectual tools for future academic success and life-long learning.  Students are exposed to multiple areas of knowledge, methods of inquiry, critical thinking, informational literacy, and real-world problem solving.  General Education encourages students to engage the world as socially-responsible citizens, contributing members of the workforce, and active participants in families, the Church, and their local communities.

General Education Outcomes

1. Students graduating from LDS Business College with an Associate of Science degree will:

  • Gain Fundamental Content Knowledge, including completion of the following core and breadth requirements
  • English
  • Quantitative Literacy 
  • American Institutions
  • Arts and Humanities 
  • Natural Science 
  • Social Science

2. Acquire Intellectual Tools & Practical Skills, including 

  • Inquiry and Analysis 
  • Critical and Creative Thinking and Problem Solving 
  • Written and Verbal Communication
  • Information Literacy
  • Teamwork and Leadership

3. Develop Personal and Social Responsibility, including

  • Sustainable Stewardship to Self, Family, Church and Community
  • Community and Civic Knowledge
  • Ethical Reasoning, Emotional Intelligence and Initiative
  • Rights & Obligations of Citizenship

4. Synthesize Learning, including

  • Application of Knowledge, Skills and Responsibilities to New Settings
  • Integrating Knowledge of Multiple Disciplines to Solve Real-World Problems

5. Value Career Management & Life-long Learning, including

  • Integrating Skills for College and Career Success
  • Professionalism, Work Ethic and Accountability in the Workplace
  • Technology and Computer Skills in the Workplace

General education courses are part of the requirements for the Associate of Science degree.  This degree is designed for students who want to transfer to four-year institutions and continue their education.  To maximize transferability, students should complete all the general education requirements for the AS degree and graduate from LDSBC.  Students desiring to transfer should meet with an LDSBC academic advisor to learn more about transferability of courses and degrees.

LDSBC works to establish articulation agreements with other colleges and universities for students in their continued pursuits of lifelong learning and academics.  Students interested in transferring credits to another college or university should review that institution’s transfer guidelines and policies. Students are encouraged to contact the four-year institutions to which they plan to transfer and check degree requirements and departmental prerequisites. LDSBC makes no guarantee of credit transfer and cannot negotiate or change the graduation requirements of another higher education institution.

Career Opportunities

The Associate of Science degree gives students a quick entry into the marketplace now as well as the option for continued education to advance their careers in the future. The eternal truths acquired in this distinctly LDS environment help build family and prepare the student for leadership in employment, the Church, and community. You will find career opportunities on the web pages for each certificate.

Course Requirements

The Associate of Science requires completion of a standard or specialized certificate.

Students are responsible to examine the course description of each course listed below for details of prerequisites, which must be satisfied before registering for the course.

Religion

Course NumberTitleCredits

Cornerstone Religion

4 credit hours

Course NumberTitleCredits
REL 200The Eternal Family

2 credits

REL 225Foundations of the Restoration

2 credits

REL 250Jesus Christ & Everlast Gospel

2 credits

REL 275Teach & Doct of Book of Mormon

2 credits

Religion Electives

4 credit hours

Course NumberTitleCredits

Quantitative Literacy

Complete 1 course, 3 – 4 credit hours

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 107Quan Analysis & Per Finance

3 credits

MAT 110College Algebra

4 credits

MAT 108Math for the Real World,Online

3 credits

MAT 111Calculus

3 credits

MAT 252Statistics

3 credits

* BAP 115 (1) is a required pre-requisite for MAT 107 (may be taken concurrently). Many MAT courses require pre-requisites. See course descriptions for requirements.

Composition

Complete 2 courses, 6 credit hours

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 101Intro to College Writing

3 credits

ENG 201Inter. College Writing

3 credits

American Institutions

Complete 1 course, 3 credit hours

Course NumberTitleCredits
HIST 101American Foundations

3 credits

POLS 110American Government

3 credits

College Success

Complete 1 course, 1 credit hour

Course NumberTitleCredits
CAR 101College Success

1 credit

Experiential Learning

Complete 1 course, 1 - 3 credit hours

Course NumberTitleCredits
CAR 299Internship

1-3 credits

Distribution Areas

Completes 4 courses, 12 - 13 credit hours

Course NumberTitleCredits

Arts and Humanities

Complete 1 course, 3 credit hours

Course NumberTitleCredits
ART 101Survey of Art History

3 credits

ART 106Introduction to Drawing

3 credits

COM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

HUM 110Foundations of Humanities

3 credits

Natural Science

Complete 1 course, 3 – 4 credit hours

Course NumberTitleCredits
LS 103Nutrition and Health

3 credits

LS 265Anatomy & Physiology

4 credits

GEO 111Physical Geology, Online

3 credits

PS 120Intro. to Physical Geography

3 credits

Social Science

Complete 1 course, 3 credit hours

Course NumberTitleCredits
ANTH 101Intro to Cultural Anthropology

3 credits

ECON 161Microeconomics

3 credits

ECON 162Economic Principles and Problem-Macro, Online

3 credits

PSYCH 101Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

SOC 111Introduction to Sociology, Onl

3 credits

Student Choice

Complete 1 course, 3-4 credit hours

Course NumberTitleCredits
Arts and Humanities Distribution Course

3 credits

Natural Science Distribution Course

3-4 credits

Social Science Distribution Course

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 60

In addition to the above requirements, students must complete at least one Standard or Specialized Certificate (15 credit hours minimum). See requirements listed on the catalog pages for individual programs.

Electives: Some may be required to meet the minimum hours to graduate.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CAR 101College Success

1 credit

ENG 101Intro to College Writing

3 credits

PROGRAM 3 core certificate classes

9 credits

Religion Cornerstone Religion or Religion Elective

2 Credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
DISTRIBUTION Arts and Humanities

3 credits

ENG 201Inter. College Writing

3 credits

PROGRAM 2 core certificate classes

6 credits

Religion Cornerstone Religion or Religion Elective

2 Credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
American Institutions American Institutions

3 credits

DISTRIBUTION Natural Science

3-4 credits

DISTRIBUTION Social Science

3 credits

Quantitative Literacy Quantitative Literacy

3-4 credits

Religion Cornerstone Religion or Religion Elective

2 Credits

Total Credit Hours:14-16

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CAR 299Internship

1-3 credits

DISTRIBUTION Student Choice

3 credits

ELECTIVES To meet program hour requirements

7-11 credits

Elective Program Elective

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:13-19

Total Credit Hours: 60

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete Certificate, Religion, and General Education courses as outlined
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  3. MAPP Post-Assessment