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General STEM Transfer Studies

Associate in Science

General STEM Transfer Studies

Associate in Science (AS)

Offered through Science & Science Technology

@ Florissant Valley | Forest Park | Meramec | 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, and math) with a heavy emphasis on undergraduate mathematics or science.

Required Courses

Course Number Course Name Credits
MTH 210 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5

ENG 101
or ENG 102
or ENG 103

College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)
College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)
Report Writing (MOTR ENGL 110)
Natural Science Students must complete 7 credit hours in the Natural Science course category. 7
Social & Behavioral Health Sciences Students must complete 3 credit hours in the Social & Behavioral Health Sciences course category to meet the civics program requirement. 3

Electives Information Credits
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

Recommended academic plans blends general education requirements with options for areas of concentration to ensure you get the most out of your degree.

Please see an academic advisor for questions and guidance.

Program Contact

Teresa Alvarez, John Elliot, Scott Gevaert, Chris Mahan


talvarez@stlcc.edu, JElliott@stlcc.edu, sgevaert@stlcc.edu, CLMahan@stlcc.edu

The STEM Field is Expanding Quickly

Projected Growth Rates for STEM Occupations

The STEM group that is projected to grow fastest from 2014 to 2024 is the mathematical science occupations group at 28.2 percent, compared with the average projected growth for all occupations of 6.5 percent. This group includes occupations such as statisticians and mathematicians. Since this group has the lowest employment among the STEM groups in 2014, this growth will result in only about 42,900 new jobs over the period. The only STEM group that is projected to show little or no change is drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians, with a slight projected decline of 1.4 percent, a decline of about 9,600 jobs.

Information from the U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

93 of out 100

STEM occupations had wages above the national average.

$118,500 Average Salary

Physicists was among the highest paid STEM occupations.

Fast Growth

The STEM group projected to grow fastest from 2014 – 2024 is mathematical science occupations at 28.2%.

Completing the first two years of your STEM degree at STLCC is cost effective.

Average Tuition and Fees

  • Public 2-year Institution = $3,730 (in-district)
  • Public 4-year Institution = $10,440 (in-state)
  • Private Nonprofit Institution = $36,880

Complete your first two years of your STEM degree at St. Louis Community College and save.

Information from: Trends in College Pricing 2019 and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate analytic thinking and problem solving skills in mathematics and the sciences.
  • Communicate mathematically using verbal, graphical, numerical, and symbolic representations.
  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of biological, chemical, computer science, physical, mathematics, or engineering disciplines.
  • Apply quantitative methods to science, engineering, or computer science.
  • Use technology in mathematical and scientific problem solving.

Transfer Degrees at STLCC

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.

Transfer Information

Discover More About STEM

Discover the answers to important questions on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and careers using the information from The National Science Foundation. Explore interactive charts and maps that focus on different topics across all levels of education and the STEM workforce.

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 https://scorecard.mo.gov/. 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.

Program Coordinators

Florissant Valley

Scott Gevaert

Forest Park

Teresa Alvarez


John Elliot


Chris Mahan

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