LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES / MATH & SCIENCE A.S.
This program is designed for students who plan to transfer and continue their studies in fields such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacology, biology, chemistry, geology or environmental science.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Acquire knowledge of methods used by scientists to explore natural phenomena.
- Apply and communicate scientific data, concepts and models in one or more of the natural sciences.
- Display competency in critical thinking skills through reasoned analysis.
- Demonstrate research and information management skills
- Integrate data from technological applications and perform analysis consistent with requirements of college-level mathematics and science courses.
- Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be competitive and successful in transferring to a four-year degree program.
General Education requirements must be met prior to granting of the A.S. degree.
A minimum of 62 credits, but fewer than 120, with an average grade of C (2.0).
The course of study leading to this degree should be an organized curriculum composed of courses in the Liberal Arts and Sciences.
ENGLISH AND HUMANITIES
12 credit hours, to include:
- ENGL 101-102 (6 credits)
- ENGL 201-206, 221, 222, 270 (3 credits)
- Humanities: 3 credits from art, foreign languages, music, philosophy, or theatre arts
BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
9 credit hours, to include
- At least 3 credit hours in ANTH 101, ECON 201, ECON 202, PSY 101 or SOC 101, GEOG 101, GIS 110, GIS 111, GIS 205 or PSCI 102
- 3 credit hours in HIST 101, HIST 102, HIST 103, HIST 104, or HIST 105
- Behavioral and Social Sciences: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, sociology, GIS 110, GIS 111, GIS 205, ASL
NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS
28 credit hours (minimum), to include:
- Biology, chemistry, electronics, geology, mathematics, physics
- 8 credit hours natural sciences sequence: BIOL 103-104, BIOL 225-226, BIOL 203-204, BIOL 103 and 226, CHEM 103-104, CHEM 207-208, GEOL 110-111, PHYS 103-104, PHYS 200-201
- 6-8 credit hours mathematics
- 3-4 credits MATH 106, 108, 201-204, 212 or 214
- 3-4 credits MATH 108, 201, 202, 204, or 214
- 12-14 credit hours science/mathematics electives
NOTE: Students who complete a mathematics sequence course with a C or better cannot take a lower sequence course for credit
LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVES
6 credit hours
6 credit hours
No more than six credit hours total in MUSI 100 and physical education courses carrying fewer than 3 credits may be applied towards the A.S. degree.
OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS / THE ARTS
Three credits from either Other World Civilizations or The Arts
See Course Catalog for a listing of acceptable course choices. If any of the listed courses have been taken to meet another requirement, then the “Other World Civilizations or The Arts” requirement has been met.
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES
1 credit hour in Health OR Physical education