AAS Requirements

Degree Requirements

  • A minimum of 60 credits is required. When completing these 60 credits students must satisfy one of the following: 
    At least 36 of the 60 credits must be earned in the UW Colleges, or, at least 12 of the final 24 credits must be earned in the UW Colleges.
  • UW Colleges General Education Requirements must be fulfilled:
    When you enroll at UW Colleges you, will take courses that fulfill certain general education requirements. The Associate of Arts and Science degree is a foundation for many majors in the University of Wisconsin System and is typically accepted by University of Wisconsin institutions as fulfulling the university-wide, college, and school general education breadth requirements. The AAS degree may not fulfill certain proficiency, major and/or program-specific requirements.
  • A student must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 earned at UW Colleges and 2.0 overall GPA in credits applied to the Associate of Arts and Science degree.

Core Requirements

Grade of C or better in or exemption from the following:

  • Writing: ENG 102
  • Mathematics: MAT 108 or MAT 110

Courses used to satisfy the writing and mathematics requirements and their prerequisites may not be used to satisfy a breadth requirement except that:

  1. A core course or its prerequisite will be eligible for IS credit when it is linked with another course and meets the criteria and procedures specified in Institutional Policy 101.01 for Interdisciplinary Studies.
  2. A student who earns credit in MAT 108 and MAT 110 with a grade of C or better in at least one of those courses may use the other course to satisfy part of the MS/NS breadth requirement.
  3. A student who earns a C or better in MAT 124 or in both MAT 110 and MAT 113 may use the course(s) to satisfy part of the MS/NS breadth requirement.

Breadth Categories

Fine Arts and Humanities

Minimum of 9 credits including:

  • 1 fine arts course
  • 1 humanities course

Mathematical and Natural Sciences

Minimum of 11 credits including:

  • 8 credits in 2 natural science areas
  • 1 laboratory science course

Social Sciences

Minimum of 9 credits from at least 2 disciplines.

Application and Performance

Minimum of 3 credits.

Ethnic Studies

Minimum of 3 credits.
Courses may be counted toward another breadth category.

Interdisciplinary Studies

Minimum of 3 credits.
Courses may also be counted toward another breadth category.

Electives

A student who has met the core requirements and the other breadth category minimums may complete the 60 credit minimum requirement with courses in this category.