Degrees & Programs

Multiple Degree Policy

Descriptions

Associate Degrees 
Associate of Applied Science Degrees 
Bachelor's Degrees 
Certificates and Awards  
Multiple Degree Policy 

Requirements

Associate Degrees 
Associate of Applied Science Degrees 
Bachelor's Degrees 
Certificates and Awards 


Multiple Degree Policy

Students may receive multiple associate degrees from Snow College during the same semester with the exception that students may not receive both the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees within the same semester. Students must pay the appropriate fees for each degree received.

 

Degree and Program Descriptions 

Associate Degrees

The Associate of Arts, the Associate of Pre-Engineering, the Associate of Science, and the Associate of Science Business degrees are offered for students who plan to transfer to a four year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree.

Associate of Arts (AA)

For students wishing to transfer to a four-year institution, the Associate of Arts degree may qualify as the first two years of a bachelor’s degree and can be used to satisfy general education requirements of four year institutions in the Utah System of Higher Education. Most accredited four year institutions outside the state of Utah accept the AA degree. The learning outcomes for the Associate of Arts Degree are identical to the Associate of Science with the addition of 4 credit hours in one foreign language numbered 1020 or above. 

The language requirement for non-native English speaking students entering on Track 2 may be met by completing each of the required English as a Second Language courses with a grade of B (3.0) or better. International non-native English speaking students entering on Track 1(TOEFL IBT score of 63 or better) also satisfy the foreign language requirement for the AA degree.

For this program's requirements, click here.

Associate of Science (AS)

For students wishing to transfer to a four-year institution, the Associate of Science degree may qualify as the first two years of a bachelor’s degree and can be used to satisfy general education requirements of four year institutions in the Utah System of Higher Education. Most accredited four year institutions outside the state of Utah accept the AS degree. For the Associate of Science Degree, students must complete a minimum of 63 credit hours including a minimum of 36 credits of general education, and achieve the general education learning outcomes by demonstrating that they:

  • Read effectively, constructively, and critically,
  • Write clearly, informatively, and persuasively,
  • Speak effectively in a variety of contexts,
  • Retrieve, evaluate, interpret, and deliver information through a variety of traditional and electronic media,
  • Apply a cultural and historical awareness to a variety of phenomena,
  • Apply computational skills to a variety of contexts,
  • Apply scientific reasoning to a variety of contexts,
  • Apply ethical reasoning to a variety of contexts,
  • Respond with informed sensitivity to an artistic work or experience, and
  • Apply personal fitness and wellness-management principles to lifestyle choices.

For this program's requirements, click here.

Associate of Fine Arts (AFA)

The Associate of Fine Arts in Visual Studies is a unique interdisciplinary studio arts degree. The AFA degree provides students with fundamental competencies in artistic practice, critical thinking, and creative problem solving. These core themes are applied to material, process, historical context, concept, and critical theory. The program utilizes innovative practices and technologies in the visual arts and creative industry while fostering professional networks and engaging in dialog with communities on a global level. Students, in collaboration with faculty, design a curricular emphasis specific to their professional career goals. The entrepreneurial and professional practices component of this degree prepares students for success at every level. Students completing this competitive and demanding AFA program will leave with a keenly developed sensibility and skill set, and are prepared to successfully transfer to a senior institution and engage with an evolving creative industry.

For this program's requirements, click here.

Associate of Science Business (ASB)

The Associate Science Business (ASB) degree is designed for the student who wants to transfer to a four year institution as a business major. Please note that a business major includes all business programs e.g., accounting, administration, business information systems, finance, human resource management, etc. This degree allows the student to transfer with advanced standing which means the student is a junior and can register for upper division classes. The ASB may qualify as the first two years of a baccalaureate degree and can be used to satisfy general education requirements of four year institutions in the Utah System of Higher Education. The Associate of Science Business has all the Associate of Science learning outcomes requirements with the addition of a Business Core. 

The Associate of Science Business (ASB) degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

For this program's requirements, click here.

Associate of Pre‑Engineering Degree (APE)

The Associate of Pre‑Engineering (APE) degree is offered to students who plan to transfer to a university and pursue a baccalaureate degree in any of the traditional fields of engineering. This degree requires an emphasis of course work in engineering, mathematics, and science; with fewer general education requirements than the Associate of Science (AS) or the Associate of Arts (AA) degree. It is anticipated that the balance of the general education requirements necessary for the baccalaureate degree will be taken as a junior or senior at the four year institution. This program of taking some general education classes at the upper division level is consistent with recent Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) standards. The Associate of Pre-engineering Degree requires 64 credit hours, 24 credits of general education and demonstration of 9 pre-engineering outcomes. 

For this program's requirements, click here.

Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN)

The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree prepares students for entry-level clinical practices as a registered nurse and to function as a member of a healthcare team.  Students who graduate with an ASN will be eligible to apply and take the NCLEX-RN exam.   

Snow College’s ASN program is a PN-RN program.  Students must have a current LPN license before classes start for fall semester.  Students must complete all RN prerequisite and corequisite courses as well as elective courses in Humanities (3 credits), Fine Arts (3 credits), and American Institution (3 credits) with a total of 72 credits to graduate with their ASN.

Graduates of the ASN program are eligible to continue their education toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).  A BSN degree prepares students to practice across all types of health care settings. A BSN is also required for entry into most graduate nursing programs including nurse practitioner, certified nurse anesthetist, nursing educator or nurse researcher.

For this program's requirements, click here.

Associates Degrees in Outdoor Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Snow College also offers an Associates of Arts degree in Outdoor Leadership and Entrepreneurship as well as an Associates of Science degree in Outdoor Leadership and Entrepreneurship. These programs serve as pre-majors for students who desire to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue an outdoor related Bachelors degree. For those students who do not desire to obtain a Bachelors degree, these programs provide the skills, certifications, and education necessary for these students to start their own business or to work with another organization. These programs will aid both types of students in their chosen career path, as they will get to experience outdoor leadership and entrepreneurship in several capacities during their time at Snow College. 


 

Associate of Applied Science Degrees (AAS)

The Associate of Applied Science degree is offered for students who plan to seek employment immediately after completing their program of study. It requires a majority of the training to be in specific career and technical education theory and skill courses.

College work for the Associate of Applied Science degree includes 63 to 69 credit hours. Specific requirements of the degree can be found in the appropriate sections of this catalog. The field of study completed will be indicated on the diploma. 

Snow College awards the following Associate of Applied Science degrees: 


 

Bachelor's Degrees

Bachelor of Music with an Emphasis in Commercial Music

The Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in Commercial Music is a 124-credit hour baccalaureate degree designed for students who are preparing to make all or part of their living in the music industry. As a Bachelor of Music degree, the program provides all qualified students with high levels of academic and musical training, divided into three distinct areas of study: 1) a broad-based education in music technique including theory, aural skills, history, keyboard skills and solo and ensemble performance; 2) training in the skills needed by those in the music industry, including music technology, arranging, conducting, songwriting, improvisation and live concert production; 3) training in music industry and entrepreneurship, including courses in music business, business law, accounting, economics and management. Please note: enrollment in the program is by audition only. Arrangements for an audition may be made on the music department website at www.snow.edu/music, or by contacting the department directly.

For this program's requirements, click here.

Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering degree prepares software engineers:  collaborative professionals working on a team to develop software products on time, within budget, and that meet customer requirements.  Graduates of this program will possess the practical knowledge and skill of a defined engineering approach for complex systems analysis, planning, design and construction. The coursework builds upon computer science fundamentals and mathematical principles to cover the design, analysis, verification, validation, implementation, deployment, and maintenance of software systems.

Students will have a choice of an emphasis in:

  • Entrepreneurship: The combination of computational and entrepreneurial thinking to identify, assess and implement ideas that will create new markets and technologies.
  • Digital Media Design: The use of integrated media to communicate messages through electronic mediums such as the Internet, film, television and mobile technologies.
  • Web Development: The use of tools including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create and maintain high quality, interactive websites.

 The software engineering curriculum culminates in a year-long capstone sequence where the students work in teams to build a software system reflective of current practices in the industry. Additionally, students are encouraged to participate in internships prior to and during enrollment in these capstone courses in order to gain direct industry experience and insight before embarking upon their own projects. Snow College partners with businesses to develop these learning opportunities that will provide students with industry relevant experience.

For this program's requirements, click here.


 

Certificates and Awards 

Certificates of Completion  

Certificates of Completion (CERT-C) are awarded to students who satisfactorily complete a series of classes as outlined by the respective department. Certificates of completion indicate a student’s readiness for entry-level employment. Click on the program in the following list to see its requirements:  

Certificates of Proficiency 

Departments in the Business and Technologies Division may award Certificates of Proficiency (CERT-P) to students completing particular courses or sequences of courses. These certificates indicate mastery or competency in useful and marketable skills. These certificates by themselves are not eligible for financial aid and do not lead to graduation. Use the following list to find the requirements for a specific CERT-P program: 

Awards

Awards are granted in programs that require less than 16 credit hours to complete. Currently Snow College offers the following awards: