Associate in Science (Transfer)
Northwest-Shoals Community College

Program Details

The online Associate in Science is a liberal arts degree program from Northwest-Shoals Community College.  This is a transfer degree that is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution in pursuit of a higher degree in a wide variety of areas.  The liberal arts degree curriculum establishes a foundation of general education courses that are required for most baccalaureate degrees.  These are usually the requirements of the first two years of a bachelor’s degree, so graduates of this degree are able to enter the baccalaureate program at a junior level or close to the junior level. 

Students are able to pursue higher degrees in such areas as:

  • Business Administration
  • Child Development
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Medical Technology


For identity vertification, distance education students are required to take at least one proctored exam on campus.

  • High school transcript
  • College transcripts, if applicable
  • Placement test may be required

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Geographic Restrictions

Northwest-Shoals Community College is not authorized to deliver distance education in Arkansas, California, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania,