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Degree: 
Associate of Arts and Sciences 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 the 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

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 in the Admissions section 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

Transfer Math I:  MTH 161, MTH 261, or MTH 263

Transfer Math I 3 0 3
BIO 1013
3

Science General Electives:  BIO 101, BIO 102, CHM 111, CHM 112

General Biology I 3 3 4
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 13 3 14
Second Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
BIO 1023 General Biology II 3 3 4
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3
MTH XXX9
9

Transfer Math II:  MTH 245 , MTH 261, MTH 262 , or MTH 264 

In consultation with your academic advisor, the Mathematics requirement may be selected from the following sequences:

MTH 161 Precalculus I + MTH 245  Statistics or
MTH 161 Precalculus I + MTH 261 Applied Calculus I or
MTH 261 + MTH 262 Applied Calculus I & II or
MTH 263 + MTH 264 Calculus I & II

Transfer Math II 3 0 3
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology 3 0 3
Elective7
7

Humanities Electives:  ART 101, CST 151, HUM 100, HUM 260, PHI 101

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 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

Literature Electives:  ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 244

Literature 3 0 3
Elective2
2

History Electives: HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 121, HIS 122

History 3 0 3
Elective5
5

STEM I Electives:  NAS 150, CSC 200 or higher level, EGR 140 or higher level, MTH 161 or higher level, BIO 141

S.T.E.M. I 3 0 3
CHM 1113
3

Science General Electives:  BIO 101, BIO 102, CHM 111. CHM 112

College Chemistry I 3 3 4
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 3 16
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
Elective6
6

STEM II Electives:  BIO 285, CHM 260, BIO 142, BIO 150

S.T.E.M. II 3 0 3
Elective10
10

Health or PED Elective: HLT 116, PED 107, PED 109, PED 111, PED 147 

*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.

Health or Physical Education 2 0 2
Elective Science without Lab (BIO 285, CHM 260, NAS 150) 3 0 3
PSY 2001
1

Social Science Electives:  ECO 201, PSY 200, PSY 230, SOC 200, SOC 215

Principles of Psychology 3
CHM 1123 College Chemistry II 4
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 8 0 15
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