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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 I 1303
HISHistory (HIS 101 or 121)303
MTH 161Pre-Calculus303
SDV 101Orientation to Science101
Science with Lab****334
TOTAL13314
Second Semester
ENG 112College Composition II303
HISHistory (HIS 102 or 122)303
MTH 261Calculus303
Health or Physical Education021
ITE 115Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts OR303
Approved Elective
Science with Lab****334
TOTAL15517
Third Semester
ENGEnglish (ENG 241, 243 or ENG 251)303
Health or Physical Education021
MTH*Calculus II or Approved Elective in Science*/****303
Social Science Elective**303
Science with Lab****334
TOTAL12514
Fourth Semester
MTH 245Statistics or Approved Elective303
CST 100Principles of Public Speaking303
Elective**Social Science Elective**303
Elective***Humanities Elective***303
Science with Lab****334
TOTAL15316

Total Credits for the Science Major  ...  61

1 Developmental coursework may require additional semesters to complete program.
*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 161-261-245. Math Majors are encouraged to meet with their advisors for other options.
**Social Science Electives: ECO 201-202; PSY 200, 231, 232; Soc 200; GEO 200, GEO 210.
***Humanities Electives: ART 101-102; MUS 121-122; CST 100;REL 230.
****Science with Lab: BIO 101, 102; CHM 111, 112; CHM 241, 242, 243, 244, 260, 261; PHY 201, 202, 241, 242

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Science & Health Technologies Path

Degree: Associate of Arts & Sciences (AA&S – Transfer)
Program Code: 881-01
Program Length: 2 year – 4 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 61
Program Degree Completion Plan
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Program Advisors

Jason Osborne276.964.7309
Russell Hall Room 223
Kevin Stilwell, 276.964.7672
Russell Hall Room 228
Georgia Householder, 276.964.7397
Russell Hall Room  238