Curriculum framework for degrees: A.A.S. Degree

An associate in applied science degree program should contain:

  • A minimum of 33 percent common knowledge (humanities and social sciences courses and one math or science course);
  • A minimum of 50 percent and a maximum of 67 percent technical and technically related courses. Mathematics and science are essentially technically related, contextual courses in all curricula, but they are critical to the effectiveness of most A.A.S. degrees; they may appear as "purer" contextual courses in the technically related category and as applied courses in the technical category.