LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES / MATH & SCIENCE A.S.
CONCENTRATIONS IN THE DISCIPLINE

Within the Liberal Arts Mathematics and Science degree pro¬gram, concentrations are available in Biology, Chemistry, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Geology to emphasize experience in a particular field for career preparation or trans¬fer. The information below lists the courses required to fulfill specific concentrations. These concentrations are not majors, nor are they required to complete the Liberal Arts A.S. degree. The courses required for these concentrations will meet some of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Liberal Arts, or General Education electives that must be completed in order to earn a degree in Liberal Arts: Mathematics and Science.

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BIOLOGY

Designed for students who wish to study Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Pre-Medicine, or other health profession areas.

COURSES CREDIT HOURS
REQUIRED COURSES–YEAR 1
(BIOL 103)
AND
(BIOL 104 or BIOL 106)
 (Biological Principles I)
AND
(Biological Principles II or Zoology)
8
OR
BIOL 105-106
AND
CHEM 103-104
Botany and Zoology
AND
General Chemistry I–II
8
REQUIRED COGNATE AND BIOLOGY COURSES-YEARS 1 OR 2
choose 5 courses from following:
BIOL 203/204 Human Anatomy and Physiology I–II  8
BIOL 211 Genetics 4
BIOL 214 Cell Biology 4
BIOL 216 General Microbiology 4
BIOL 223 General Ecology 4
CHEM 207-208 Organic Chemistry I-II 8
PHYS 103-104 General Physics 8
MATH 108 Calculus I 4
MATH 201 Calculus II 4
MATH 214 Statistics 3
OPTIONAL RECOMMENDED COURSES
BIOL 207 Human Genetics 3
BIOL 209 Basic Nutrition 3
BIOL 208 Conservation and Natural Resources 3
BIOL 218 Emerging Infectious Diseases and Bioterrorism 3

CHEMISTRY

Designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year programs and continue their studies in Chemistry or related areas such as Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Pre-Medicine, or Medical Technology programs.

COURSES CREDIT HOURS
REQUIRED COURSES
CHEM 103-104 General Chemistry I-II 8
CHEM 207-208 Organic Chemistry I-II 8
MATH 108, 201 Calculus I-II 8
RECOMMENDED COURSES
PHYS 103-104 General Physics I-II 8

GEOLOGY

Designed for students who plan to transfer and continue studies in Geology or related areas such as Agronomy, Cartography, Land Use Management, Teaching or Environmental Sciences and Engineering.

COURSES CREDIT HOURS
REQUIRED COURSES
GEOL 101 Earth Science 3
GEOL 110 Physical Geology 4
GEOL 111 Historical Geology 4
CHEM 103-104 General Chemistry I-II 8
MATH 108 Calculus I 4
GEOL 101 is a prerequisite for students who have not taken high school earth science, and is strongly recommended for any student planning to enter the teaching profession.
RECOMMENDED COURSES
BIOL 105-106 OR BIOL 103-104 Botany and Zoology OR Biological Principles I-II 8
PHYS 103-104 General Physics 8
MATH 214 Statistics 3

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year program and continue their studies in Geographic Information Systems or related areas such as Resources Management, Geography, Urban Planning, or Environmental Science. It is strongly recommended that students consult with their chosen school as early as possible to determine the appropriate course selection for optimum transferability.

COURSES CREDIT HOURS
REQUIRED COURSES
CHEM 103-104 General Chemistry I-II 8
GEOG 101 World Geography 3
GIS 110 Human Geography 3
GIS 111 Introduction to GIS 3
GIS 121 Remote Sensing 3
GIS 122 Spatial Modeling with Raster GIS 3
BIOL 103-106 8
SELECT TWO OF THE FOLLOWING BIOLOGY COURSES
BIOL 103 Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 104 Principles of Biology II 4
BIOL 105 Botany 4
BIOL 106 Zoology 4
RECOMMENDED COURSES
BIOL 103-BIOL 106 Biological Principles I-II, Botany, Zoology 8
GEOL 110 Physical Geology 4
MATH 108 Calculus I 4
MATH 214 Statistics 3