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Associate of Arts & Sciences Program of Study

Major: Science

Program Code: 881-01

Length: Two-year Program – Four semestersscience

Purpose: With the continuing emphasis on scientific progress and technological developments in today’s society, there is a constant demand for scientists and persons with scientific training in business, industry, government, and the health care professions. The Science major is designed for those who are preparing to transfer into a science or health care program at a four-year college or university.
Among the many baccalaureate degree programs available in this area are: Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Education, Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-Dentistry, Forestry, Geology, Home Economics, Mathematics, Pre-Medicine, Nursing Science, Health & Physical Education, Pre-Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Science program requires, as a minimum, satisfactory completion of the following high school units: 4 units of English, 3 units of college preparatory mathematics, 1 unit of laboratory science, and 1 unit of social science. Students with deficiencies will require Developmental Studies.

Program Requirements: Although the major emphasis in this curriculum is on mathematics, the biological sciences, and the physical sciences, the curriculum also includes courses in humanities and social sciences. Electives are provided so that the student can select the appropriate courses for his pre professional or scientific program as required in the first two years of a four-year college or university. Students are urged to acquaint themselves with the requirements of the major department in the college or university to which transfer is contemplated and also to consult with the counseling office of the community college in planning their program and selecting electives. In order to prepare for junior class standing at a four-year college or university, the student usually must complete a program at the community college which is comparable in length and course content to the first two years of the program at the four-year institution. Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester program, the graduate will be awarded the Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree with a major in Science.


Course Number Course TitleLecture HoursLab HoursCourse Credits
First Semester
ENG 111College Composition I303
HISHistory I (HIS 101 or 121)303
MTH 163Pre-Calculus303
SDV 101Orientation to Science101
Science with Lab334
Second Semester
ENG 112College Composition II303
HISHistory II (HIS 102 or 122)303
MTH 271Calculus303
HLT/PEDHealth or Physical Education021
ITE 115Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts OR303
Approved Elective
Science with Lab334
Third Semester
ENGEnglish (ENG 241, 243 or ENG 251)303
HLT/PEDHealth or Physical Education021
MTH*Calculus or Approved Elective in Science303
ElectiveSocial Science Elective303
Science with Lab334
Fourth Semester
MTH 240Statistics303
CST 100Principles of Public Speaking303
Elective**Social Science Elective303
Elective***Humanities Elective303
Science with Lab334

Total Credits for the Science Major  61

MATH REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of 9 semester hours of mathematics is required for the SCIENCE major. This MUST include a semester of calculus. One option is MTH 163-271-240. Math Majors are encouraged to meet with their advisors for other options.

** Social Science Electives: ECO 201-202; PLS 211-212; PSY 200, PSY 231-232, PSY 255, PSY 266; SOC 200, SOC 235, SOC 268; HIS 101-102, HIS 266, HIS 269, HIS 277; GEO 200, GEO 210.

*** Humanities Electives: ENG 241-242, ENG 243-244, ENG 251-252, ENG 257, ENG 279; HUM 256; PHI 101-102; ART 101-102; MUS 121-122; CST 100; SPA 101-102, SPA 201-202; FRE 101-102, FRE 201-202; REL 100, REL 200, REL 210, REL 230, REL 246.

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