If you are considering a career in math, science or a STEM field, we recommend pursuing an Associate of Science degree to complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree. The Associate of Science degree requires completion of more math and science courses (and fewer arts and humanities courses such as English and Philosophy).
In addition, students can pursue an Associate of Science degree with a specific subject area of focus or concentration called a “pathway.”
Ohio has created “Guaranteed Transfer Pathways” for students to still work on the first two years of a bachelor’s degree but take more courses within a specific subject or career interest. For example, students who know they want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology can complete an Associate of Science degree with a concentration or “pathway” in biology.
Associate of Science Pathways
Associate of Science
Students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree and have an interest in the sciences generally can complete an AS without an area of concentration which allows them to take courses in a variety of areas.
Associate of Science Plan of Study
Associate of Science - Business
Students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Business can complete an Associate of Science degree with a concentration in Business.
Each program at COTC has a plan of study that lists the courses students take to complete an associate degree. The Associate of Science has a plan of study for each area of concentration listing courses that can be taken.
Associate of Science-Business Plan of Study