About the CCPS Associate of Science in General Studies Program

Drury offers an Associate of Science degree AS) at the following locations: Springfield, Fort Leonard Wood/St. Robert Annex, Cabool, Lebanon and Rolla.

Areas available in the Associate of Science program are: business administration, communication, criminal justice, emergency medical science, English, entrepreneurship, emergency management, emergency medical science, environmental policy and regulations, fine art, first responder, foundations in education, general studies, health and wellness, law enforcement, organizational leadership, paralegal studies, pre:ministerial studies, psychology, radiologic technology and writing.

If the student so chooses, a bachelor’s degree could then be completed at Drury or another institution of higher education. High school graduates and those who can demonstrate the equivalent, i.e., G.E.D. diploma, will be admitted as candidates for associate degrees.

The degree of Associate of Science shall be awarded to continuing studies students who satisfy the following conditions:

  • Approval of degree candidacy from the admission committee after submission of an application for admission. A student must be admitted before accumulating 18 semester hours (including transfer hours) toward a degree.
  • Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 62 semester hours of work according to a prescribed curriculum with an average grade of “C” (2.0) for all Drury work. Student must notify the university of the intent to graduate by the first week of the semester of graduation.
  • First time freshmen and transfer students are required to enroll in GSTU 200: Connect with CCPS/New Student Orientation during their first semester.
  • ENGL 150 and ENGL 207 for a total of six hours in English.
  • Three hours of college level mathematics.
  • Three hours of basic computer skills. Students may fulfill the requirement with GSTU 101 Introduction to Computers and Software, GSTU 210 Desktop Applications for PCs or GSTU 211 Desktop Applications for Macs.
  • A distribution including a minimum of six hours in each of the three fields of knowledge with at least three hours in two or more departments excluding the major department. The three fields of knowledge are
    1. Humanities and Fine Arts: art, communication, history, languages and literature, music, philosophy, religion, theatre (ENGL 109, ENGL 110, ENGL 111, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 115, ENGL 116, ENGL 117or ENGL 150 may not be counted toward meeting this requirement);
    2. Science and Mathematics: biology, chemistry, environmental studies, mathematics, physics; and
    3. Social Sciences: accounting, criminal justice, economics, education, emergency management, finance, geography, global studies, leadership studies, legal studies, management, marketing, political science, psychology, public administration, sociology. Some degree programs require specific courses be taken to satisfy general education requirements. These courses are listed with the descriptions of those degrees. At least the final 15 undergraduate hours must be earned at Drury University. A completed academic area of concentration.

The university expects all candidates for degrees to be present at the commencement exercises. No student who has any unsettled accounts with the university will be graduated.

Program Requirements

Credit Hours


Select 21 hrs in one of the
three fields of knowledge

Humanities and Fine Arts OR
Science and Mathematics OR
Social Sciences

21 hrs CCPS Course Descriptions*


*Some elective courses may require prerequisites