General Studies

Associate of Science

Our Associate of Science (A.S.) is the ideal choice if you are not fully committed yet to a specific degree field. It is a transfer program which provides the first two years of a bachelor’s degree, providing you a path to transfer from Highlands College into either related degree programs at Montana Tech or other institutions across Montana.

The A.S. consists of 60 credits of rigorous coursework combining general education and discipline specific pathways to allow seamless transition to degrees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), healthcare, and other non-STEM related programs while maximizing credits awarded.

Along the way, you’ll work closely with an advisor to design a curriculum customized to your specific academic and professional goals.

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Why Pursue an Associate of Science degree at Montana Tech?

Our Associate of Science degree can benefit you in several ways:

  • It provides the path for a seamless transfer to four-year programs at Montana Tech or other Montana public colleges and universities.
  • You’ll build a sound general foundation to prepare you for nearly any academic and professional path you might choose.
  • Our blend of courses is a convenient and more affordable option than many similar programs.

Michelle Morley, EdD

Michelle Morley, Director General Studies, Highlands College

Director, Associate of Science
Director, Workforce Development

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2 + 2 Social Work Partnership with The University of Montana-Missoula School of Social Work

Upon completion of the required Social Work pre-requisite courses as part of the Associate of Science, students desiring a B.S.W. are eligible to apply for admissions into The University of Montana-Missoula’s School of Social Work blended-online or Missoula-based programs.

NOTE: This degree offers eligibility for application to the School of Social Work at The University of Montana-Missoula and does not guarantee admission.

For more information contact Dr. Morley or visit The U of M School of Social Work website.

Download the University of Montana School of Social Work 2+2 Undergraduate Pre-Advising Worksheet. [PDF]