General STEM Transfer Studies, Associate in Science

General STEM Transfer Studies, Associate in Science

Florissant Valley, Forest Park, Meramec, and Wildwood

St. Louis Community College’s General STEM Transfer Studies, Associate in Science degree program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university and major in one of the traditional STEM areas (science, technology, engineering, math) with a heavy emphasis on undergraduate mathematics or science.

Students should become familiar with the requirements at the institution to which they plan to transfer and select their transfer courses carefully. Many bachelor's degree programs have very specific requirements for the freshman and sophomore years, and it is the transferring student’s responsibility to ensure that courses will apply to the bachelor’s degree. Students are encouraged to talk to an advisor to assist in planning a program of study or if they are considering a change in academic plans. Information about the requirements of many transfer institutions is available at stlcc.edu/transfer. 

Cost of Attendance.  For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES

Program Career and Salary Information.  Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at the following URL: https://scorecard.mo.gov/scorecard/. Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest. 

The following limitations to the data apply: Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.

Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting the Apply to STLCC page.   

At the completion of the program, students are expected to:

  1. demonstrate analytic thinking and problem solving skills in mathematics and the sciences.
  2. communicate mathematically using verbal, graphical, numerical, and symbolic representations.
  3. demonstrate a general knowledge of biological, chemical, computer science, physical, mathematics, or engineering disciplines.
  4. apply quantitative methods to science, engineering, or computer science.
  5. use technology in mathematical and scientific problem solving.

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on the STLCC website.

Program of Study

General Education
MTH 210Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5
ENG 101College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3
or ENG 102 College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)
or ENG 103 Report Writing (MOTR ENGL 110)
Natural ScienceStudents must complete seven (7) credit hours.7
XXX xxxSocial & Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement3
Electives
Electives in science, technology, engineering, and math are recommended to fulfill requirements of a 4-yr program. Elective credits within the General STEM AS degree allow the student to begin working toward an academic major by selecting courses within in a STEM discipline or to explore various STEM subjects at an introductory level. Students should consult their transfer institution and/or work with an advisor for best course options. 42
Total Credit Hours60

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on the STLCC website.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Spring 2023, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)
or College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)
or Report Writing (MOTR ENGL 110)
3Placement score or ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
Elective4  
BIO 140 Principles of Biology I (MOTR BIOL 150L)5Concurrent or prior enrollment in CHM 105 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
CHM 105 General Chemistry I (MOTR CHEM 150L)5MTH 140 (or MTH 140S or at least one and a half years of high school algebra) and CHM 101 with a minimum grade of "C" or one year of high school chemistry, and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours17
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Elective4  
BIO 141 Principles of Biology II4BIO 140 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
CHM 106 General Chemistry II5CHM 105 and (MTH 160 or MTH 160A or MTH 160B or MTH 160C or MTH 160S) with minimum grades of "C" or test in MTH 170 or higher on the Math placement test and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours13
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Elective4  
Social & Behavioral Science: Civics Requirement3  
PHY 111 College Physics I (MOTR PHYS 150L)4MTH 160 (or MTH 160S) with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
CHM 206 Organic Chemistry Lecture I3CHM 106 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
CHM 210 Organic Chemistry Lab I2Concurrent or prior enrollment of CHM 206 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours16
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
MTH 210 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5MTH 185 or (MTH 160 or MTH 160S and MTH 170) with grades of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test and Reading Proficiency
Elective4  
CHM 207 Organic Chemistry Lecture II3CHM 206 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
CHM 211 Organic Chemistry Lab II2Concurrent or prior enrollment in CHM 207 with a minimum grade of "C" and CHM 210 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours14
Total Credit Hours60

*Click on the hyperlinked course number to view additional information about the course.

**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor. 

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on the STLCC website.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Spring 2023, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)
or College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)
or Report Writing (MOTR ENGL 110)
3Placement score or ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
Social & Behavioral Science: Civics Requirement3  
MTH 210 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5MTH 185 or (MTH 160 or MTH 160S and MTH 170) with grades of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test and Reading Proficiency
CHM 105 General Chemistry I (MOTR CHEM 150L)5MTH 140 (or MTH 140S or at least one and a half years of high school algebra) and CHM 101 with a minimum grade of "C" or one year of high school chemistry, and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours16
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Elective4 Recommend MTH 220
Elective5  
CHM 106 General Chemistry II5CHM 105 and (MTH 160 or MTH 160A or MTH 160B or MTH 160C or MTH 160S) with minimum grades of "C" or test in MTH 170 or higher on the Math placement test and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours14
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Elective5 Recommend MTH 230
Elective5  
CHM 206 Organic Chemistry Lecture I3CHM 106 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
CHM 210 Organic Chemistry Lab I2Concurrent or prior enrollment of CHM 206 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours15
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Elective5  
Elective5  
CHM 207 Organic Chemistry Lecture II3CHM 206 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading ProficiencyApply for graduation
CHM 211 Organic Chemistry Lab II2Concurrent or prior enrollment in CHM 207 with a minimum grade of "C" and CHM 210 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours15
Total Credit Hours60

*Click on the hyperlinked course number to view additional information about the course.

**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor. 

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on the STLCC website.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Spring 2023, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)
or College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)
or Report Writing (MOTR ENGL 110)
3Placement score or ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
MTH 210 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5MTH 185 or (MTH 160 or MTH 160S and MTH 170) with grades of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test and Reading Proficiency
IS 167 C++ Programming I4Reading Proficiency
Elective4 Students should review the academic requirements of their preferred 4-year transfer institution to select courses.
Credit Hours16
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Elective4 MTH 220 is recommended.
Elective4 IS 267 is recommended.
Elective4 Students should review the academic requirements of their preferred 4-year transfer institution to select courses.
Credit Hours12
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Elective5 MTH 230 or MTH 212 are recommended.
Elective5 Students should review the academic requirements of their preferred 4-year transfer institution to select courses.
Natural Science Elective4  
Elective4 Students should review the academic requirements of their preferred 4-year transfer institution to select courses.
Credit Hours18
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Natural Science Elective 3 BIO 111, BIO 140, CHM 105, PHY 111, PHY 122 are recommended.
Elective4 Apply for graduation
Elective4 Students should review the academic requirements of their preferred 4-year transfer institution to select courses.
Social & Behavioral Science: Civics Requirement3  
Credit Hours14
Total Credit Hours60

*Click on the hyperlinked course number to view additional information about the course.

**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor. 

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on the STLCC website.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Spring 2023, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

If you are planning on transferring to another school to complete your Bachelor's in Engineering, you may want to consider the Engineering Science AS degree.  

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
MTH 210 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5MTH 185 or (MTH 160 or MTH 160S and MTH 170) with grades of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test and Reading Proficiency
CHM 105 General Chemistry I (MOTR CHEM 150L)5MTH 140 (or MTH 140S or at least one and a half years of high school algebra) and CHM 101 with a minimum grade of "C" or one year of high school chemistry, and Reading Proficiency
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3Placement score or ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
ESC 100 Engineering Computer Applications and Design3MTH 140 (or MTH 140S) or higher with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours16
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
MTH 220 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II5MTH 210 with a grade of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency
PHY 122 Engineering Physics I (MOTR PHYS 200L)5MTH 210 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
ESC 101 Scientific Computer Programming3MTH 160 (or MTH 160S) or higher with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
Social and Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement3 See catalog for recommended courses
Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
MTH 230 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III5MTH 220 with a grade of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency
PHY 223 Engineering Physics II5PHY 122 and MTH 220 both with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
ESC 203 Engineering Statics3PHY 122 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
ESC 200 Engineering Circuits I4PHY 122 with a minimum grade of "C", concurrent or prior enrollment in MTH 230 with a minimum grade of "C", and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours17
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
MTH 240 Differential Equations3MTH 230 with a grade of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency
ENG 102 College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)
or Report Writing (MOTR ENGL 110)
or Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)
or Public Speaking (MOTR COMM 110)
3ENG 101 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
Engineering Science Elective3 ESC 204, ESC 205, ESC 206, ESC 207, EGR 100, ME 151, ME 249, CHM 106, ECO 151, ECO 152, PSY 200, PHL 103, ANT 102 based on transfer school and specialization
Engineering Science Elective3 ESC 204, ESC 205, ESC 206, ESC 207, EGR 100, ME 151, ME 249, CHM 106, ECO 151, ECO 152, PSY 200, PHL 103, ANT 102 based on transfer school and specialization
Credit Hours12
Total Credit Hours61

*Click on the hyperlinked course number to view additional information about the course.

**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor. 

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on the STLCC website.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Spring 2023, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)
or College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)
or Report Writing (MOTR ENGL 110)
3Placement score or ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
Social & Behavioral Science: Civics Requirement3  
MTH 210 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5MTH 185 or (MTH 160 or MTH 160S and MTH 170) with grades of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test and Reading Proficiency
Elective4  
Credit Hours15
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
MTH 220 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II5MTH 210 with a grade of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency
Elective4  
Elective4  
Elective4  
Credit Hours17
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
MTH 230 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III5MTH 220 with a grade of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency
Science Elective4  
Elective3  
Elective3  
Credit Hours15
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Science Elective3  
MTH 240 Differential Equations3MTH 230 with a grade of "C" or better and Reading ProficiencyApply for graduation
MTH 215 Linear Algebra3MTH 210 with a grade of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency
Elective4  
Credit Hours13
Total Credit Hours60

*Click on the hyperlinked course number to view additional information about the course.

**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.