Associate of Science

Associate of Science

The Associate of Science degree places greater emphasis on science and mathematics. It also provides a foundation if you intend to continue your education at a baccalaureate degree granting college or university by offering Liberal Arts courses equal to those found in the first two years of a four-year degree.

By completing this degree, you have the benefit of a degree-to-degree transfer, where universities grant junior status and automatically waive specific lower division requirements, such as general degree requirements, regardless of individual courses taken at Nicolet. If you do not intend to pursue a bachelor's degree, the Associate of Science signify achievement of diverse skills and knowledge that are valued in today's work environments.

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Program Outline

Course # Course Title Credits
20801219 English Composition I

Develops expository writing and critical thinking skills, including clarity, concision, concreteness, and completeness of expression, supported by reasoning, organization, and language conventions. Lecture.

20801223 English Composition II

Advances composition skills, emphasizing well-reasoned argumentative research papers. Lecture. Credits: 3. Prerequisite(s): 2080121900 English Composition I (D- or better) or 1080119500 W ritten Communication (B or better).

20810201 Fundamentals of Speech

Examines theory and process of communication, the role of speech in self- development, the art of persuasion, topic selection, the use of research-based evidence, and audience analysis. Includes organizing speech content, speech delivery, and critique via presentation of informative and persuasive speeches and development of effective extemporaneous speaking style. Students gain self-confidence, proficiency, and poise.

N/A Humanities

Select courses from at least two disciplines: art, journalism/writing, history, literature, music, philosophy, theatre/film, world language.

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N/A Social Sciences

Select courses from at least two disciplines: anthropology, economics, political science, history, psychology, geography, sociology.

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N/A Mathematics & Natural Science

Algebra for Calculus (20-804-224) or higher required. Must include 2 lab sciences from at least two disciplines: biology; chemistry; geography (selected courses); geology; physics.

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N/A Health/Wellness/Physical Education
N/A Diversity/Ethnic Studies

Courses that meet this requirement may also count toward Humanities or Social Science. These credits are not in addition to the 60 credits required for the degree.

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N/A World Language

May be met with one year high school, with a grade of “C” or better, or one semester in college.

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N/A Electives

Select any college transfer courses beyond the minimum requirements. One credit of health and PE beyond the Health/Wellness/PE credit may be selected.

May be 18 credits if students satisfy the world language requirement with one year of high school (C or better).


At A Glance

Flexible Options


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Term Start Dates

Fall 2019: September 4 Spring 2020: January 8 Summer 2020: May 8

Approximate Cost


Financial Aid Eligible

*Based on transfer-level courses - materials, books, and fees may be additional

What You'll Learn

  • Employ effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills in diverse professional and social contexts
  • Demonstrate quantitative reasoning skills at the appropriate undergraduate level
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills at the appropriate undergraduate level
  • Demonstrate effective use of scientific method skills in a variety of contexts at the appropriate undergraduate level
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the social, cultural, political, and historical dimensions of our world at the appropriate undergraduate level
  • Demonstrate a heightened awareness of our physical, chemical, and biological environment at the appropriate undergraduate level
  • Demonstrate an increased responsibility for self-directed learning and personal wellness

Possible Bachelor's Degree Majors

  • Architecture
  • Business (management, marketing, human resources, accounting, finance, economics)
  • Communication (English, journalism, mass media)
  • Education (early childhood, elementary, secondary, physical)
  • Engineering
  • Health (dentistry, medicine, nursing, optometry, chiropractic, physical therapy, veterinary, pharmacy)
  • Information Technologies
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, sport/ exercise science)
  • Social Sciences (psychology, sociology, social work, geography, geology, political science)

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