Liberal Arts Transfer - Science, Math, and Technology

Associate Degree

Area of Study: Science, Math and Natural Resources

Program number: 208002


Students in Madison College's Science, Technology, and Math Pre-major explore the workings of the physical, natural, and social worlds as they hone universally applicable skills such as quantitative reasoning, analytical thinking, and scientific inquiry. The Pre-major provides the educational foundations for future majors in the fields of science, technology, and mathematics. Specific transfer agreements are available for transferring into four-year colleges, including the University of Wisconsin at Madison.   

The Pre-major allows students the flexibility to build a two-year curriculum that prepares them for the future major of their choice while ensuring that they take the basic requirements, such as rigorous study in math and science, necessary for their academic plans.

Students opting for the Science, Technology, and Math Pre-major can choose to focus in many different areas, including:  

  • Biology 
  • Chemistry  
  • Geology 
  • Sociology 
  • Psychology 
  • Math 
  • Computer Science  
  • Physics 
  • Weather and Climate 

For details on Biology, Chemistry, and Physical/Earth Sciences, contact Dr. Chuck Benton (  

For details on Psychology, Sociology, Math, and Computer Science, contact Dr. Angelika Gulbis (

Plan Your Path to Success!

To stay up to date on your progress, be sure to view your advisement report regularly!

Program Details

Students earning the Associate of Science degree can attend full or part time.

Liberal Arts Transfer classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax
  • Madison - South
  • Madison - West
  • Reedsburg
  • Portage
  • Fort Atkinson
  • Watertown

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program. 

Some of the courses for this program may be available online.


To Apply

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 


Contact Enrollment Services at or (608) 246-6210.


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2019-2020 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.


After completing your associate of science degree at Madison College, you will be able to:

  • Use identified critical thinking skills to pose questions, process information and make decisions.
  • Engage in collaborative activities in ways that contribute to the achievement of shared goals.
  • Exhibit self-awareness and self-management skills necessary to succeed in increasingly challenging academic environments.
  • Recognize the contributions of diverse cultures, historical periods and art forms to the improvement of the human condition in a global society.
  • Compute and analyze quantitative data using mathematical, statistical and logical methods to solve problems.
  • Explore physical and social environments using scientific tools and methods.
  • Communicate with varied audiences by:
    • Listening actively in personal and professional relationships.
    • Reading and comprehending written materials in the content areas at grade 14 level.
    • Synthesizing and organizing information for diverse audiences.
  • Research a question by planning and implementing an appropriate investigative strategy and synthesizing the results in an academic document.
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