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Associate in Science: Liberal Arts/Academic Transfer (LATAS)

Award: Associate in science degree

Program location: Elkhorn Valley Campus, Fort Omaha Campus, South Omaha Campus

This degree strengthens foundation skills, provides broad understanding, and develops reasoning skills as students prepare for advanced studies in a natural sciences, mathematics, or science-dependent program. By taking the suggested courses below, students are able to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program at a four-year college upon completion of the associate degree. Each transfer institution publishes requirements for admission, general education, and major concentration areas. Students should consult the catalogs of the transfer institution of their choice.

Graduation Requirements

General education 27.0
Major requirements 69.0
Total credit hours required 96.0

General education requirements (27.0 credit hrs.)


ENGL 1010English Composition IONLINEHYBRID


ENGL 1020English Composition IIONLINEHYBRID


SPCH 1110Public SpeakingONLINEHYBRID


Quantitative/numeracy skills

MATH 1310Intermediate AlgebraONLINE


Take MATH 1310 or higher level MATH course


HMRL 1010Human Relations SkillsONLINEHYBRID


INFO 1001Information Systems and LiteracyONLINEHYBRID


Major requirements for Liberal Arts/Academic Transfer (69.0 credit hrs.)

Students should select courses from each of the following categories to meet the required credit hours. Students should consult with an advisor or counselor to select courses that best meet their transfer needs.

Quantitative/numeracy skills/computer sciences

Select 4.5 credit hours from the mathematics courses listed in Transfer course options.

Computer sciences courses are required for some majors; see specific articulation documents online.

Social sciences

Select 9.0 credit hours from the social sciences courses listed in Transfer course options.


Select 4.5 credit hours from the humanities courses listed in Transfer course options.

Natural sciences/quantitative/numeracy skills

Select 28.5 credit hours from the natural sciences/mathematics courses listed in Transfer course options.

A minimum of 12.0 credit hours must be taken in the area of BIOS, CHEM, PHYS, or SCIE and must include at least one lab course.

Cultural studies

Select 4.5 credits from the cultural studies courses listed in Transfer course options.


Select 18.0 credit hours.

Elective credits may be selected from courses throughout the catalog, but students are strongly advised to consult with the colleges to which they plan to transfer when choosing particular courses. The degree plan to be followed at a four-year institution should also be followed where possible in choosing elective courses at MCC.

Additional transfer information is available in Student Services. Counselors and advisors are available to provide assistance with the selection of MCC courses that transfer to area four-year institutions.

Associate-to-Bachelors (A-to-B) Degrees

Listed below are associate in science degree transfer agreements developed with specific courses that transfer to a four-year institution. These are special agreements with the four-year institutions, and all courses should be completed for maximum transfer. Completing an A-to-B Agreement does not guarantee admission into the four-year school.

Visit for complete course listings and the requirements.

Associate in science transfer agreements Four-year institution

Pre-Agricultural Sciences (LAGAS)

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Pre-Biology (LABAS)

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Pre-BioTechnology (LBTAS)

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Pre-Chemistry (LACAS)

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science (PSMT2)

University of Nebraska at Omaha

University of Nebraska Medical Center


University of Nebraska-Lincoln/Omaha campus

Pre-Architectural Engineering (PEARO)

Pre-Civil Engineering (PECVO)


Pre-Computer Engineering (PECPO)

Pre-Construction Engineering Technology (PECTO)

Pre-Construction – Management (PECMO)


Pre-Electronic Engineering (PEELO)

Pre-Math (LAMAS)

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Pre-Medicine (LAPMO)

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Pre-Nursing (LASNO)

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Pre-Physics (LAPAS)

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Teacher Preparation

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Pre-Elementary Education - see transfer guide

Pre-Secondary Education

Language Arts Endorsement (LALAO)

Math Endorsement (LAEMO)


Natural Science Endorsement (LANSO)

Social Sciences Endorsement (LASSO)


Pre-Deaf or Hard of Hearing Endorsement (LAPDO)

 Pre-Veterinarian (PVAS1)

University of Nebraska–Lincoln/Iowa State University