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  Jul 14, 2024
2010-2011 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin (Frozen) 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin (Frozen) [Archived Catalog]

Associate of Science (Fort Jackson), A.S.

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Overview Curriculum
Learning Outcomes System Affairs and Extended University 


The USC Fort Jackson Program is designed for and awards Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees to active-duty military personnel (all branches), their family members, Department of Defense civilian employees, National Guard members, reservists, and veterans.  Civilians, including Columbia-campus students, are welcome to take courses on a space-available basis, but they may not earn these associate degrees.  For further information, call 803-782-8810.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to generate and comprehend written communication through writing coherent expository, persuasive, critical and analytic essays, and through reading and analyzing literature.
  • Students will demonstrate organizational and research skills which will allow them to locate, analyze, and synthesize information.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate the methods of preparation, practice, and good delivery of a speech.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between a dynamic delivery and effective oral communication.
  • Students will be able to solve problems involving derivatives and integrals of elementary algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
  • Students will be able to find maxima, minima, rates of change, and area under a curve.
  • Students will learn how to organize and graph statistical data.
  • Students will learn how to use a computer to solve problems, and will learn basic computer programming.
  • Students will define, understand, and use scientific, biological, and/or medical terminology.
  • Students will demonstrate skills for word processing, data management and graphing, and statistical processing and analysis.
  • Students will be able to describe life processes that power, support, and move parts of the human body.
  • Students will gain an understanding of the basic concepts of biology OR geology OR geography.
  • Students will be able to synthesize a wide variety of sources and construct an historical narrative that demonstrates an understanding of change over time (historical development).
  • Students will be able to identify ideas, institutions, and philosophies in a cultural context (either past or present) that differs from their own.
  • Students will differentiate among different human cultures, defining the structures that make each culture unique.
  • Students will learn to recognize outstanding forms of human expression as seen in the arts, music, literature, theatre, and/or film.
  • Students can articulate and defend an ethical position based on an understanding of philosophical ethical principles.


Degree Requirements (60 Hours)

(For Active-Duty Personnel and Their Family Members Only)

(15 Hours)

Arts and Sciences (to include 3 hours each of History, Fine Arts, Social Science, and English 200-level literature.)

(8 Hours)

Natural Sciences (two laboratory courses)

(9 Hours)

Courses selected from:

(16 Hours)


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