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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate in Science Transfer Track 2/MRP-Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering, AST-2/MRP

Minimum of 102-103 Credits

The Associate in Science Transfer-Track 2/Major Related Program in Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering degree encompasses some general education courses required of first- and second-year students and is intended to prepare students planning to transfer to a university in the science-related fields. It will give students the broad background needed before beginning more specialized, upper-division courses. The curriculum is not intended to fulfill General Education/University (GER/GUR) requirements, but to prepare prospective transfer science students to enter the state universities with junior standing, not only in credits but also with major/program preparation.

See Articulation Agreements for more details  about the colleges who accept this degree.

To earn this degree, students must complete 102-103 quarter credits in courses numbered 100 or above (from approved distribution list below) and meet specific distribution requirements. No more than 25 percent of credit requirements may be taken on a pass/no-credit basis. Students should be aware that courses with “Pass” grades may not satisfy the requirements in their major field. Students must attain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0, and earn a minimum of 24 credits at Green River College. Students should include some 200-level classes in their course of study.

Students are responsible for knowing transfer requirements and policies, as well as specific course choices and GPA requirements, and are urged to consult the catalog of the institution for which they plan to transfer.

1. Basic Skills (30 credits)

Any course used to satisfy Basic Skills distribution may not be used to satisfy any other portion of the Associate in Science-Transfer Track 2 degree requirements.

A. Communication Skills (5 credits)

Courses in this area support the written communication learning outcome.

B. Quantitative Skills/ Symbolic Reasoning (25 credits)

Courses in this area support the quantitative and symbolic reasoning learning outcome.

Humanities & Social Science (15 credits)

 Select 15 credits from the Humanities/Fine Arts/English and Social Science with at least five (5) credits taken from each and from three separate areas.

Humanities/Fine Arts/English (5 credits)

A minimum of 5 credits from the Humanities/Fine Arts/English Distribution  list. No more than 5 credits in foreign language at the 100-level. No more than 5 credits in performance or skills courses may be applied to the Humanities/Fine Arts/English distribution.

Social Science (5 credits)

A minimum 5 credits from the Social Science Distribution :

Humanities/Fine Arts/English or Social Science (5 credits)

A minimum of 5 credits from the Humanities/Fine Arts/English  or Social Science  distributions.

3. Specific Requirements (59-60 credits)

It is strongly suggested that students beginning their science sequence complete it at the originating college.

C. Biology or Chemistry (5-6 credits)

D. Select at least 13 credits from the following list

Select at least 13 credits from the following list after consultation with an engineering advisor.


* An online course in chemical process, principles, and calculations will be added to this degree in the future.

Transferability of Credits

Green River College is fully accredited. Academic courses will usually be accepted by other institutions offering the same (or similar) courses. However, each institution has its own transfer policies and each student is responsible for knowing the transfer and admission requirements of the receiving institution. Students are urged to consult with their advisor and a representative from the college they plan to attend after Green River.