✽ Associate of Science (AS)

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Associate of Science Degree at Colorado Mountain College

Start your hands-on science education in the heart of the Rocky Mountains

An Associate of Science degree from Colorado Mountain College puts you in the one of the best labs around—the Rocky Mountains. With extensive learning options to fit your interests, you will build a foundation to transfer smoothly to another Colorado institution or complete a bachelor’s degree with us.

Our 13:1 student to teacher ratio fuels success. Personal attention from faculty and advisors will support you all along the way. And you’ll pay a fraction of the cost compared to the first two years at other colleges.

Make the Colorado Rockies your classroom! Study weather on a mountaintop or sample water from a snowmelt stream. Learn about the forces that shaped the earth as you walk through the river canyons and glacial valleys found across our 11 mountain campuses.

Field-based science and getting outside not your thing? Join the many students who study health science, mathematics, psychology, or physics. Or, come to complete some pre-engineering or pre-medical courses.

Choose to earn a general Associate of Science or focus on a specific subject area based on your academic goals:

* Colorado Statewide Articulation Agreement


Thanks to remote course offerings, the general Associate of Science can be completed at any CMC location. Some locations may have limited capacity to offer certain courses in the different emphasis areas. Students are encouraged to review our programs list and consult with and advisor for more information.

CMC’s science faculty are passionate about showing students how science works in the world around them, not just on the smart board.

Outside the classroom, the Rocky Mountain West is your science laboratory. You might study geology in the Colorado San Juan Mountains or the Grand Canyon, biology on a mountainside with a herd of bighorn sheep, or astronomy at the Ball Observatory in Steamboat Springs. Field experience is offered frequently and is a unique benefit of our Associate of Science program.


With our low tuition, you'll avoid big student debt, and have more to spend when it's time to transfer or continue your academic studies here. Colorado Mountain College is a member of the new Colorado State Guaranteed (GT) General Education Curriculum, which means you'll be guaranteed a full transfer of your Associate of Science degree to public colleges and universities in Colorado.

Students also transfer from Colorado Mountain College to universities across the state and country. Our long-standing reputation for quality academic preparation has allowed us to pioneer transfer agreements with many competitive institutions.

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