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The Associate in Science (AS) degree pathway is designed to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions by providing a solid educational foundation through general education credits and elective courses. Earning an Associate in Science degree at HGTC enables students to easily transfer to senior institutions within South Carolina.

Below is a listing of recommended courses which lay the best foundation for transferring to a four-year institution and earning a bachelor's degree in a marine science related program. 

For a full list of Associate in Science degree requirements, please refer to the HGTC College Catalog.

If you are interested in the Pre-Marine pathway please consult your academic advisor for assistance.

View all HGTC transfer opportunities.

Recommended Curriculum Sequence

First Semester  Course Title Semester
Credit Hours
BIO 101 Biological Science I 4
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MAT 110 College Algebra 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective   3
  TOTAL 13
Second Semester     
BIO 102 Biological Science II 4
CHM 110 College Chemistry I 4
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
MAT 130 Elementary Calculus 3
Soc/Behavioral Science Elective   3
  TOTAL 17
Third Semester     
CHM 111 College Chemistry II 4
PHY 221 University Physics I 4
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective   3
Other Elective   3
  TOTAL 17
Fourth Semester - Fall    
PHY 222 University Physics II 4
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective   3
Other Elective   3
Other Elective   3
  TOTAL 13