2 years
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 36,800
Foreign students
USD 36,800
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The Associate in Science degree includes courses from different disciplines to provide students with both breadth and depth of knowledge in science and math. All Cottey students take an initial lab science course to fulfill the general education core requirement. In addition, Associate in Science students are required to take another science course in a different discipline from the core (focus 1), and a continued course from the core in either science or math (focus 2). Students can choose from courses in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics.

The Disciplinary focus prepares students for a major or minor in a social science, natural science, or computing area by requiring two courses from a single discipline. These disciplines include Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, and Speech.

The Associate in Science degree also allows students the freedom, either to explore further into sciences and improve the depth of knowledge in a certain discipline, or to follow personal interests to improve breadth of knowledge in different disciplines by taking an additional 19-22 credit hours of electives to complete the degree.

The Associate in Science degree is designed mainly for students who wish to transfer credits to a baccalaureate degree program at a four year institution. It is highly recommended students work closely with their academic advisor on transfer requirements in their specific discipline and for their selected four year transfer institution. Obtaining an Associate in Science degree does not necessarily guarantee that students will be accepted as having completed all lower division general education requirements for a baccalaureate degree in a certain discipline.

Entry Requirements

International Applicants

  • Students whose first language is not English must furnish Cottey College with official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Students whose first language is English will be required to furnish Cottey College with official scores from either the ACT or SAT. 
  • Our institution requires an overall band score of a 5.5 or higher on the IELTS and at least a 500 on the paper-based 174 on the computer-based, 62 on the internet-based exams. Additionally, a subscore of at least 49 and a GPA equivalent to at least 2.6 is required.