Why earn an Associate of Arts in Natural Science and Math at Washburn? 

Whether you know you want to work in a laboratory setting, as a contact tracer, or you’re not sure which of the sciences is right for you, this 60-hour program will provide you the strong foundation you need to continue your education or put your skills to work.
Career Forecast Growing OutlookAverage Salary $49,820on campus
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What sets an AA in Natural Science and Math at Washburn apart?

  • You’ll learn from professors, not graduate students.
  • You’ll get the four-year college experience, from on-campus housing options to student organizations, events, and activities.
  • Scholarships are available for first-time students, transfer students, and continuing students in this program.
  • Receive free tutoring and access to student support services throughout campus

General Education Requirements

  • 3 credits - EN 101 First year writing
  • 3 credits - MA 116 College Algebra (with grade of C or better)
  • 6 credits – Humanities, Creative and Performing Arts (from two different areas)
  • 6 credits – Natural Sciences (from two different areas)
  • 6 credits – Social Sciences (from two different areas)

Area of Concentration

You’ll choose a concentration in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Information Sciences, Physics, or Mathematics and Statistics. For a field of concentration in mathematics, required hours are satisfied by Mathematics courses numbered 151 or above (excluding MA 206 and MA 228).

Coursework in your concentration does not include the six hours of general education. You’ll need to earn at least six hours in each of three subject areas within the Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Potential courses are selected by faculty and you’ll work with an advisor to choose the best for your goals.


You’ll round out your associate degree with 12 credits of elective courses outside of your area of concentration. 12 credits may be three or four classes. Work with your advisor to create the best plan for your goals.

Set for Success

CAREER FORECAST: growing outlook
Depending on your field of interest, occupational opportunities are growing as fast, faster, or much faster than average according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Qualities for success



Detail oriented

Communication and collaboration 

Ready for what's next

This program is designed to get you on your way to work or help you discover which four-year degree is right for you.

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