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Associate of Science Overview

The Associate of Science (AS) degree is for students who plan to transfer to a bachelor's degree at a four-year college or university and major in Mathematics, Physical and Biological Sciences, Business, Psychology, Pre-Health, or other related field of study. The AS degree meets all general education distribution requirements necessary for transfer to an Ohio four-year institution by including courses in English Composition and Oral Communication, Arts and Humanities, Global/International Perspectives, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

The successful completion of the degree requires a minimum of 60 credits and a grasp of essential abilities that four-year colleges expect and employers seek, such as writing and speaking skills, critical thinking and analytical skills, interpersonal and teambuilding skills, ethical judgment an decision-making skills, and quantitative and computer skills.

Scholarship Opportunity 

Rhodes State has been awarded a Choose Ohio First (COF) Scholarship grant by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The grant provides scholarships to students majoring in disciplines that significantly strengthen Ohio’s competitiveness in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine (STEMM) education and industry.

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Associate of Science Highlights

  • Teaches you valuable skills employers are seeking in new employees (teamwork, creativity, written and oral communication, problem solving, quantitative reasoning)
  • Deepens your critical and innovative thinking
  • Expands your knowledge of American diversity and global awareness
  • Offers a broad selection of interesting and interactive courses
  • The majority of courses/credits in this program transfer to four-year Ohio public colleges and universities

Associate of Arts Degree Areas of Concentration

This AS degree is for students who want to develop a career skillset in a variety of disciplines such as accounting, finance, economics, management, marketing, human resources, supply chain and many others. Completion of the AS Business Concentration is an academic accomplishment that increases employment potential in an increasingly in-demand career field. Alongside the courses within the concentration, students will also learn teamwork, creativity, written and oral communication, problem solving, and quantitative reasoning.

The AS Business Concentration is for the student who intends to transfer to a four-year public university in Ohio for further study. The successful completion of the degree requires a minimum of 62 credits.

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Students who enroll in the Pre-Health Concentration at Rhodes State should expect to grow as a healthcare professional and responsible community member. The program will develop valuable skills to prepare students for upper-level coursework including teamwork, critical thinking, written and oral communication, problem solving, and quantitative reasoning. The successful student will have a distinct grasp of American diversity and global awareness.

To complete the Pre-Health concentration, a student must complete the Associate of Science distribution requirements and the additional courses listed in the concentration. The degree requires a minimum of 62 credits.

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Students who are considering the AS Psychology Concentration should expect to go on to a successful bachelor’s degree program or to transition into the workforce upon completion. There are a number of career opportunities in psychology, including social services, human resources, business, sales, teaching, criminal justice, law, and more.

At Rhodes State, Psychology students should expect small class sizes with caring faculty, earned access to the Honors Program, and seamless transition to the Ohio public college or university of their choice upon completion. Students who enroll in the Psychology Concentration will complete a minimum of 61 credits (including the Ohio Transfer Module).  The concentration consists of electives in general psychology, abnormal psychology, life span development, educational psychology, and social psychology. 

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Associate of Science Plan of Study

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