Oct 06, 2022  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Science, AS

For students intending to transfer, the Associate of Science (AS) degree may best match general education requirements of some four-year colleges or universities.

A student selecting this transfer option still must meet the receiving university's admission requirements, including course standing, grade-point average and foreign language requirement.

The AS is not a block transfer degree and does not guarantee that a student will have met the lower-division general education requirements for baccalaureate degree programs. Students are encouraged to work with an academic advisor to match career goals with an appropriate major and to select appropriate courses for their intended transfer institution.

Degree Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 90 credits of college-level coursework.
  • Complete a minimum of 24 credits at Lane.
  • Pass all Foundational Skills courses with a grade of "C-" or "P" or better. 
  • Pass all Discipline Studies and Elective courses with a grade of "D-" or "P" or better.
  • Maximum 16 credits "P" may be used toward degree. This limit does not include courses only offered P/NP.
  • Cumulative GPA must be at least 2.0 when the Associate of Science degree is awarded.

General Education: Foundational

Foundational Skills must be a minimum of 3 credits each, except for Health/PE/Dance courses, which may be any number of credits.


Two courses (minimum 3 credits each). Choose two of the following:


One course (minimum 4 credits)


Three credits of any PE or Dance, or 3 credits of Health from the approved Health/PE/Dance  list.

General Education: Discipline Studies

Minimum of 15 courses are required from the disciplines identified below. Discipline Studies courses must be a minimum of 3 credits each.

Arts and Letters

Three courses from the approved Arts and Letters  list.

Social Science

Three courses from the approved Social Science  list.

Science/Math/Computer Science

Nine courses from the approved Science/Math/CS  list.

NOTE: Only one of the BI 101s, and one of the BI 102s and one of the BI 103s will meet the Science/Math/Computer Science requirements for any Lane Degree. (See the Courses  for more information).


Any courses, 100-level or higher, that bring total credits to 90, including:

  • Up to 18 credits of Cooperative Education. 
  • Up to 12 credits of Individual Music Lessons (MUP).
  • Up to 12 credits of Physical Education activity may be included within the entire degree.
  • Up to 12 credits of Career Technical Education. See the list of Career Technical Education Courses . Policies on accepting Career Technical credits vary at other colleges and universities. Consult an academic advisor before taking Career Technical Education courses as Electives.


  1. College-level courses are numbered 100 or higher. Courses numbered 001-099 are considered  developmental.
  2. University second language admission requirements for transfer students graduating high school in 1997 and thereafter include one of the following:
    • two terms of a college-level second language with an average grade of C- or above, OR
    • two years of the same high school-level second language with an average grade of C- or above, OR
    • satisfactory performance on an approved second language assessment of proficiency.
    • demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language meets this second language admission requirement.
  3. Credit-by-Exam and Credit-by-Assessment may comprise up to 25% of total degree credits.
  4. Repeatable courses may be used once to meet a Discipline Studies requirement. Any additional allowable repeats may be used to meet Elective requirements.
  5. Lower-division college-level courses (100 and 200-level) taken at Lane might not meet the requirements of an upper-division course with a similar title and content offered by other colleges and universities. In such cases, the courses in question will generally transfer as electives.
  6. Courses numbered 199, 280, 298, or 299 count as electives, and do not meet Foundational or Discipline Studies requirements. 
  7. Courses numbered 199 and 299 are experimental, and may later be reviewed and approved for Discipline Studies.