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

Restricted States

Arkansas, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wyoming