Academics

Associate in Science

This "transfer-or-not" option includes course work in areas that can be used toward a specific baccalaureate degree or prepare you for employment. The Associate in Science (AS) degree at Riverland allows you to complete a specific career program, such as registered nursing, law enforcement, etc.

An AS degree prepares graduates for immediate employment or transfer to a four-year institution.

  • This degree enables students to focus on career and pre-profession courses while completing 30 semester credits in general education credits.
  • 30 credits must be from the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.
  • General education shall be selected from at least six of the ten goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (Must have at least six of the ten goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).
  • Sixteen semester credits in the MnTC shall be distributed as follows: at least four semester credits from each of the categories of communication, humanities, social sciences, and mathematics/natural sciences.
  • A majority of the liberal arts and sciences courses shall be prerequisites to or specifically supportive of occupation courses.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 or better must be maintained in the required program courses as well as for the credits the student applies toward the degree.
  • Nursing students must have a 2.0 or better in each program course.
  • A minimum of one credit in physical education and/or health is required for graduation.
Program Name Award Credits
Business Associate in Science (AS) 60 Credits
Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement: NON-MN POST Associate in Science (AS) 60 Credits
Criminal Justice - Corrections Associate in Science (AS) 60 Credits
Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Associate in Science (AS) 68 Credits
Human Services Associate in Science (AS) 60 Credits
MANE Nursing Associate in Science (AS) 75 Credits
PN Mobility Associate in Science (AS) 72 Credits (Including Advanced Standing credits)
Professional Nursing Associate in Science (AS) 72 Credits (Including Advanced Standing)
Supervisory Management Associate in Science (AS) 60 Credits