Associate's degree (AAS) requirements

Tier1: Foundation Competencies

Communication Competency 

To meet the Communication competency, a student must meet all of the following:

  • 2 courses with a minimum of 6 credits, with the Written communication attribute

Quantitative Literacy Competency

To meet the Quantitative Literacy competency, a student must meet one of the following:

  • Complete or received credit for 1 course, MATH 109 or higher, with the Quantitative Literacy attribute
  • Submission of an official Accuplacer score of 75 or higher in Elementary Algebra
  • Submission of an official SAT math score of 500 or higher
  • Submission of an official ACT math subtest score of 19 or higher

Tier 2: Distribution Competencies

Natural Sciences Competency

To meet the Natural Sciences competency, a student must meet all of the following:

  • 1 course and a minimum of 3 credits, that has the Natural Sciences w/lab attribute

Culture Competency

To meet the Culture competency, a student must meet all of the following:

  • 1 course and a minimum of 3 credits, that has the Culture attribute

Self and Society Competency

To meet the Self and Society competency, a student must meet all of the following:

  • 1 course and a minimum of 3 credits, that has the Self and Society attribute

NOTEAll Bachelor Degrees at Ferris also require 1 course with the Global Diversity and 1 course with the U.S. Diversity attribute. For students wishing to continue to a Bachelor Degree, completion of these requirements within the Associate Degree is recommended. These requirements can be met without additional coursework because many Culture and Self and Society courses also meet the needed Diversity requirements.