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Requirements for the Associate's Degree

The Associate of Science degree is offered in Natural Science and Physical Science.

Academic Requirements

To qualify for an associate's degree conferred by Roberts Wesleyan College, the candidate must present the following: 

  1. A minimum of 62 semester hours.
  2. A cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher and a minimum major GPA of 2.00 with no grade less than C- in those courses offered to fulfill the requirements of the major.
  3. 30 hours of liberal arts credit.
  4. A recommendation by the faculty of the academic division in which the major is taken. 
  5. Of the last 30 semester hours of the program, 27 semester hours must be taken at Roberts Wesleyan; or alternatively, within the last two semesters, 27 semester hours must be earned at Roberts Wesleyan.

General Education Requirements* for the Associate's Degree

BIB 101

Old Testament Literature and Theology [3]

BIB 102

New Testament Literature and Theology [3]

CMP 101

Principles of Writing [3]
Students are expected to complete this course within the first two semesters of matriculation.  A minimum grade of C- is required.

Fine Arts

Choose one of the following:
ART 101 or a non-liberal arts studio course [2, 3], or MUS 104 [2], or FNA 102 [2]

GED 100 

First-Year Seminar [2]
Required of all freshmen.  May be waived for students over age 25 AND for students transferring to the College with 18 or more semester hours who have graduated from high school more than 10 months prior to enrollment at RWC.

History, Economics, or Social Sciences Electives [6]

PED 100  Fitness for Life [1]

PHL 202  Philosophical and Ethical Issues [3]

* The number in brackets indicates semester hours



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