Total credits for the A.S. Degree in Science: 60-65 credits
Students who do not place into Calculus would instead take MTH 167 and a Physical or Life Science elective in place of Calculus in the first semester. See footnote 6.
1 If considering transfer to another university, contact your counselor or academic advisor to determine the appropriate course. If you require pre-calculus (see footnotes 2 and 6) MTH 161 is an optional General Education Elective that can be used to fulfill this degree requirement. EDU 200 may be used for those interested in secondary education.
2 MTH 263 plus one semester of 200-level statistics may be taken by biology majors (MTH 245 or MTH 246 ) may be taken by biology majors. Students not adequately prepared for MTH 263 may be required to take MTH 167 or MTH 161 and MTH 162 . It is strongly recommended that students who do not place directly into MTH 263 meet with their academic advisor to plan their math progression through the degree.
3 The sciences elective may be selected from the following: BIO 101 , BIO 102 , BIO 110 , BIO 120 , CHM 111 , CHM 112 , GOL 105 , GOL 106 , PHY 201 , PHY 202 , PHY 231 , PHY 232 , or any 200-level biology, chemistry, geology, or physics course.
4 Mathematics, to include Precalculus only if required, may be used to satisfy up to three Physical or Life Science Lab Electives. Higher level math courses may include MTH 265 - Calculus III (4 CR.) , MTH 266 - Linear Algebra (3 CR.) or MTH 267 - Differential Equations (3 CR.) .
5 Students who plan to major in Biology should elect CHM 111 - CHM 112 , BIO 101 -BIO 102 or BIO 110 and BIO 120 , and either BIO 206 and PHY 201 or PHY 201 -PHY 202 . Students who plan to major in Chemistry should elect CHM 111 -CHM 112 and CHM 241 -CHM 242 and CHM 245 -CHM 246 plus 2 semesters of physics (please see transfer school for required physics class). Students who plan to major in physics should select PHY 231 -PHY 232 , MTH 265 , MTH 267 and two of the following: CHM 111 -CHM 112 , PHY 243 or MTH 266 . For all intended majors, it is strongly recommended that you contact your counselor or academic advisor to identify courses that meet requirements of your transfer institution.
6 MTH 161 and MTH 162 may be taken in place of MTH 167 . MTH 161 can be applied to the degree as described in footnote 1 and MTH 162 can be used in place of a Physical or Life Science elective. If you are required to take precalculus it is recommended that you complete a Physical or Life Science elective in your first semester in place of Calculus. Students who place into Calculus will not be given credit for completing precalculus and must complete a Physical or Life Science Lab Elective (footnote 3) or a higher level Math (footnote 4).
7 See social/behavioral sciences courses listed under Social/Behavioral Sciences Electives . Base selection on requirements of transfer institution.
8 See HIS courses listed under social/behavioral science courses under Social/Behavioral Sciences Electives . HIS 101 , HIS 102 , HIS 111 , HIS 112 , HIS 121 or HIS 122 are recommended.
9 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under Humanities/Fine Arts Electives . Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution.
10 Select from the following: CST 100 , CST 126 , or CST 229 .
11 Choose from General Education listing. This elective is not needed if selections for all other requirements total 60 credits or more.