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Highlands College

Associate of Science

The Associate of Science is a transfer degree with completion indicating the student has completed a course of study equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree. The Associate of Science does not include a major or minor, however, students do complete a 20-24 credit program of study option leading in most instances to transfer to a STEM related Bachelor Degree.

The primary goal of the Associate of Science is to facilitate transfer from Highlands College to related degree programs at Montana Tech or other Baccalaureate granting institutions across Montana.

This program prepares students for entry into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Healthcare, other non-STEM related fields or appropriate Applied Science degrees through completion of all developmental, and prerequisite coursework leading to early transfer.

We provide 60 credits of rigorous 100 & 200 level coursework combining general education and discipline specific pathways to allow seamless transition from the Associate of Science to Baccalaureate degrees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Healthcare and other Non-STEM related programs while maximizing credits awarded.

Students pursuing an A.S. degree will work closely with an advisor to design a curriculum customized to their specific academic and professional goals.

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Michelle Morley, EdD

Michelle Morley, Director General Studies, Highlands College
Director Associate of Science & Workforce Development

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2 + 2 Social Work Partnership with The University of Montana-Missoula School of Social Work

Upon completion of the required Social Work pre-requisite courses as part of the Associate of Science, students desiring a B.S.W. are eligible to apply for admissions into The University of Montana-Missoula’s School of Social Work blended-online or Missoula-based programs.

NOTE: This degree offers eligibility for application to the School of Social Work at The University of Montana-Missoula and does not guarantee admission.

For more information contact Dr. Morley or visit The U of M School of Social Work website.

Download the University of Montana School of Social Work 2+2 Undergraduate Pre-Advising Worksheet. [PDF]