Associate in Science

This "transfer-or-not" option includes course work in areas that can be used toward a specific baccalaureate degree or prepare you for employment. The Associate in Science (AS) degree at Riverland allows you to complete a specific career program, such as registered nursing, law enforcement, etc.

An AS degree prepares graduates for immediate employment or transfer to a four-year institution.

  • This degree enables students to focus on career and pre-profession courses while completing 30 semester credits in general education credits.
  • 30 credits must be from the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.
  • Sixteen semester credits in the MnTC shall be distributed as follows: at least four semester credits from each of the categories of communication, humanities, social sciences, and mathematics/natural sciences.
  • A majority of the liberal arts and sciences courses shall be prerequisites to or specifically supportive of occupation courses.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 or better must be maintained in the required program courses as well as for the credits the student applies toward the degree.
  • Nursing students must have a 2.0 or better in each program course.
  • A minimum of one credit in physical education and/or health is required for graduation.