Associate of Science

Degree

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 graduation requirements.

Students earn the AS degree by coursework in each of the areas below.

 

Associate Degree (AS) degree with Certificate

Credits

Religion

8

Certificate

15-29

General Education (GE)

30-33

College and Career Success
BAP 115, Excel and Introduction to Technology
CAR 101, College Success

2

Internship

CAR 299, Internship

1-3

Electives (students may need up to 4 elective credits)

4

Total

60-73

At least 25% of required credits must be earned directly from Ensign College.

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

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

 

Religion Cornerstone Courses

Students must complete two of the following courses
Course NumberTitleCredits
REL 200The Eternal Family (Cornerstone)

2 credits

REL 225Foundations of the Restoration (Cornerstone)

2 credits

REL 250Jesus Christ & His Everlasting Gospel (Cornerstone)

2 credits

REL 275Teachings & Doctrine of The Book of Mormon (Cornerstone)

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:4

Religion Electives

Students must complete two additional religion courses
Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:4

College and Career Success

Complete both of the following
Course NumberTitleCredits
CAR 101College Success

1 credit

BAP 115Excel and Introduction to Technology

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:2

Internship

Students must complete either of the courses listed below or a program-specific internship course.
Course NumberTitleCredits
CAR 299Internship

1-3 credits

CAR 499Internship

1-3 credits

Total Credit Hours:1

General Education

Course NumberTitleCredits

Composition Courses

Complete two courses (6 credit hours)
Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 101Introduction to College Writing

3 credits

ENG 201Intermediate College Writing

3 credits

ENG 301Technical Writing

3 credits

BUS 340Professional Business Communications

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Course NumberTitleCredits

Quantitative Literacy

Complete one course (3-4 credit hours)
Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 107Quantitative Analysis and Personal Finance

3 credits

MAT 108Math for the Real World, Online

3 credits

MAT 110College Algebra

4 credits

MAT 111Trigonometry

3 credits

MAT 112Calculus I

4 credits

MAT 113Calculus II

4 credits

MAT 119Business Calculus

3 credits

MAT 237Discrete Mathematics

3 credits

MAT 252Statistics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3-4

Distribution Areas

Course NumberTitleCredits

Fine Arts

Students must complete one of the following courses: 
Course NumberTitleCredits
ART 101Survey of Art History

3 credits

ART 110Survey of Visual & Performing Arts

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3
 

Humanities

Students must complete one of the following courses
Course NumberTitleCredits
COMM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

HUM 110Foundations of Humanities

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Social Sciences

Students must complete one of the following courses:
Course NumberTitleCredits
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3 credits

BUS 301Principles of Management

3 credits

ECON 161Microeconomics

3 credits

ECON 162Economic Principles and Problems-Macro, Online

3 credits

GEOG 130World Political Geography

3 credits

PSYCH 101Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

SOC 111Introduction to Sociology, Online

3 credits

SS 160Leadership & Human Behavior

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Physical Sciences

Students must complete one of the following courses:
Course NumberTitleCredits
GEO 111Physical Geology, Online

3 credits

PS 120Introduction to Physical Geography

3 credits

PS 140Introduction to Physical Sciences

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

American Institutions

Students must complete one of the following courses:
Course NumberTitleCredits
HIST 101American Foundations

3 credits

HIST 170American Civilizations

3 credits

HIST 175History of Technology in the United States

3 credits

POLS 110American Government

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3
 

Life Sciences

Students must complete one of the following courses:
Course NumberTitleCredits
LS 103Nutrition and Health

3 credits

LS 265Anatomy & Physiology

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:3-4

LS 265 is for Medical Assisting student only

 

General Education Student Choice

Students must complete one additional course from one of the following areas: (3-4 credits)

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:3-4
  • American Institutions Distribution courses (3 credit hours)
  • Fine Arts Distribution courses (3 credit hours)
  • Humanities Distribution courses (3 credit hours)
  • Life Sciences Distribution courses (3 credit hours)
  • Physical Sciences Distribution courses (3 credit hours)
  • Social Sciences Distribution courses (3 credit hours)
  • Math courses: Math 110 or higher (3-4 credit hours)

Complete one of the following certificates to fulfill the Skills Certificate requirement:

Certificates

Credits

Accounting Certificate

15

Business Analytics Certificate

15

Business Language Certificate

16

Communication Core Certificate

15

Communication Fundamentals Certificate

15

Computer Science Certificate

15

Digital Content Creation Certificate

18

Digital Marketing Certificate

15

Global Supply Chain & Operations Certificate

15

Hospitality and Tourism Management Certificate

16

Human Resource Management Certificate

16

Interior Design Certificate

28

Medical Assisting Certificate

29

Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

29

Paralegal Studies Certificate

29

Professional Business Management Certificate

15

Professional Sales Certificate

15

Project Management Certificate

16

Public Relations and Customer Service Certificate

15

Service and Leadership Certificate 

15

Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship Certificate

20

Social Media Marketing Certificate

16

Technical Support Engineer Certificate

16

Technology Account Management Certificate

15

 
Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:15-29

Electives

Depending the certificate and General Education Courses chosen, students may need to take 4 credits or more of elective credits.

Total Credit Hours: 0-4

Total Credit Hours: 60-77

Graduation Requirements

1. Complete Certificate, Religion, and General Education courses as outlined
2. Complete minimum AS program hours of 60 credits.
3. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

 

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Individual student circumstances, such as the need for a smaller course load or the number of preparatory English or Math courses a student must take, may require additional semesters to complete the program. Please see your academic advisor for assistance.

First Semester

BAP 115, Excel and Introduction to Technology, 1 credit
CAR 101, College Success, 1 credit
Certificate, 2 certificate classes, 6 credits
Distribution, Humanities (GE), 3 credits
ENG 101, Introduction to College Writing, 3 credits
Religion, Cornerstone Religion course, 2 credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours 16

Second Semester

Certificate, 2 certificate classes, 6 credits
Distribution, General Education, Fine Arts, 3 credits
ENG 201, Intermediate College Writing, 3 credits
REL, Cornerstone Religion Course, 2 credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours 14

Third Semester

American Institutions, General Education, American Institutions, 3 credits
Certificate, 1 Certificate Course, 3 credits
Distribution, General Education, Natural Science, 3 credits
Distribution, General Education, Quantitative Literacy, 3-4 credits
REL, Religion Elective, 2 credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours 14-15

Fourth Semester

CAR 299, Internship, 1 credit
Distribution, General Education, Social Science, 3 credits
Distribution, General Education, Physical Science, 3 credits
Distribution, General Education, Student Choice, 3 credits
Electives, If Applicable, 4 credits
REL, Religion Elective, 2 credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours 16

Total Associate of Science (AS) Minimum Credit Hours 60