Science

Associate of Science Degree: Science Major

The degree is intended for students who wish to transfer to a 4-year school and continue their studies in the following fields:  Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Pre-med, Pre-vet, and Pre-dentistry.

Curriculum

Recommended sequence for courses (Course Number, Course Title, Credits)

First Semester

  • ENG 111 College Composition, 3 cr
  • SDV Student Development, 1 cr
  • MTH 173 Calculus with Analytic Geometry, 5 cr
  • Science with Laboratory, 4 cr
  • History Elective, 3 cr

Semester Credits: 16

Second Semester

  • ENG 112 College Composition II, 3 cr
  • Elective, 3
  • MTH 174 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II, 5 cr
    or
    MTH 157 Elementary Statistics, 3 and Mathematics Elective, 2 cr
  • Science with Laboratory, 4 cr

Semester Credits: 15

Third Semester

  • Mathematics/Natural Science/Technical Electives, 8 cr
  • Social and Behavioral Science Elective, 3 cr
  • Literature/Humanities/Fine Arts, 3 cr
  • HLT/PED Health/Physical Education Elective, 1 cr

Semester Credits: 15

Fourth Semester

  • Mathematics/Natural Science/Technical Electives, 8 cr
  • Mathematics/Natural Science/Technical Electives, 4 cr
  • Literature, 3 cr

Semester Credits: 15

Total credits required: 61

Notes

  • This list of majors is not exclusive. The AS degree in Science can also be used for students who wish to transfer to other technology-related fields. Biology majors may prefer to pursue an A.A.&S. transfer degree depending on their intended four-year institution, and should consult an advisor.
  • Minimum of eight credits required in Natural Science with Laboratory electives (biology, chemistry, geology, or physics courses). Choose from approved Natural Science/Lab electives listed under Required General Education Courses. Sequences preferred but not required.
  • Minimum of nine credits required in History and Social and Behavioral Science electives (with an exception for the Engineering Specialization–see below), of which three credits must be History, and three credits must be a Social or Behavioral Science. Choose from approved History and Social and Behavioral Sciences electives listed under Required General Education Courses.
  • Students majoring in Engineering should take EGR 140; all other students must take a History or Social and Behavioral Science elective.
  • Students taking 3 credit MTH 157 must also take an additional two credits in Mathematics electives. These may be chosen from the Mathematics electives listed under Required General Education Courses or Approved Elective Courses.
  • The remaining 20 credits of Mathematics and Natural Science electives may be chosen from any BIO, CHM, GOL, MTH, or PHY prefixed Required General Education Courses or Approved Elective Courses for the AS Degree in Science. Requirements of four-year institutions may vary. Students should consult an academic advisor or their faculty advisor to select electives and certain required courses that will satisfy baccalaureate major requirements.
  • Minimum of six credits required in Literature/Humanities/Fine Arts electives with at least three credits in Literature. Choose from approved Literature/Humanities/Fine Arts electives listed under Required General Education Courses.
  • Any HLT or PED prefixed course excluding HLT 143 and 144 may be used to satisfy this requirement.