The Associate of Interdepartmental Studies degree is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge for students and to allow students to create a course of study that complements their career goals. Although designed as a non-transferrable degree, individual courses required for this degree may transfer, but may not necessarily fulfill the general education requirements at a four-year institution.
Associate of Interdepartmental Studies Requirements
General Education Requirements - 19 Credit Hours
CORE 42 is a statewide general education course of study intended to ensure that all graduates possess a common core of college-level skills and knowledge. CORE 42 specifies the basic competencies and knowledge areas that all students completing degrees at a Missouri public institution of higher education must complete. CORE 42 is comprised of dozens of courses distributed across five knowledge areas. These courses are designated with a Missouri Transfer (MOTR) course number, which guarantees the one-to-one transfer of these courses among all Missouri public institutions of higher education. Please refer to MDHE Core Transfer Curriculum for detailed information on CORE 42 courses.
All knowledge areas below, designated with the CORE 42 logo indicate all courses in that area have been evaluated and provided a MOTR number for transfer to all Missouri public institutions of higher education.
The A.I.S. degree at OTC requires the completion of 62 credit hours. The 43 elective hours for this category can consist of any course numbered 100 or higher from any area of study that a student is eligible to enroll.