Pathways

Students

Workforce

Community

Alumni & Giving

Faculty/Staff

PDF version
Transfer Programs
Degree: 
Associate of Arts and Sciences with a major in Science
Length: 
Four-semester (two-year) program
Purpose: 

With the emphasis on scientific discoveries and technological developments in today’s society, there is a demand for scientists and scientifically-oriented persons in business, government, industry and other professions.  The Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree Program in Science is designed for persons who are interested in the pre-professional or scientific program and who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program with a major in one of the following fields:

  • Agriculture                           
  • Biology                               
  • Chemistry                             
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Education                  
  • Forestry                              
  • Geology                               
  • Mathematics
  • Pre-Medical
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics

Program Requirements: 

The Science program requires competency in English and Math Essentials MTE 1-9 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent.

Students are urged to become acquainted with the requirements of the major department in the college or university to which transfer is contemplated and also to consult with the Student Services Office of the community college in planning their program and selecting electives.  Note the guaranteed admission and articulation agreements referenced on page 15 apply only to students who complete the Associate Degree. 

 

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.   

First Year
First Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
CSC 155 OR ITE 115 Computer Concepts & Applications OR Intro. to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 0 3
MTH XXX8
8

In consultation with your academic advisor, the Mathematics requirement may be selected from the following sequences:
        MTH 161 Precalculus + MTH 240 Statistics or
        MTH 161 Precalculus + MTH 261 Applied Calculus I or
        MTH 261 + MTH 262 Applied Calculus I & II or
        MTH 263 + MTH 264 Calculus I & II

 

*Requirements of four-year institutions may vary. Students should consult a counselor or their academic advisor to select electives that will satisfy baccalaureate major requirements. In addition, they should confirm with the college or university to which they plan to transfer that they will receive credit at the four-year institution.

 

Transfer Math I 3 0 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
Elective3
3

Courses may be chosen from the Science General Electives.  

Lab Science 3 3 4
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 13 3 14
Second Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3
MTH XXX8 Transfer Math II 3 0 3
Elective3 Lab Science 3 3 4
Elective6
6

Courses may be chosen from the Humanities General Electives.

Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
Elective1
1

Courses may be chosen from the Social Science General Electives

Social Science (SOC 200 or higher level) 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 3 16
Second Year
Third Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3 0 3
Elective4
4

Courses may be chosen from the Literature General Electives

 

Literature 3 0 3
Elective3 Lab Science 3 3 4
Elective2
2

Three credits of transfer History electives are required and can be chosen from HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121, 122

History (HIS 121 or HIS Elective) 3 0 3
Elective5
5

Courses may be chosen from BIO 285, CHM 260, CSC 200 or higher level, EGR 120 or higher level, MTH 163 or higher level, or NAS 150.

S.T.E.M. 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 3 16
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
Elective5 S.T.E.M. 3 0 3
Elective Health or Physical Education 2 0 2
Elective7
7

Students may chose BIO 285, CHM 260 or NAS 150.

Science without Lab 3 0 3
Elective1 Social Science (PSY 200 or higher level) 3 0 3
Elective3 Lab Science 4 3 4
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 3 15
Notes:

Side Panel