Associate in Science

Program Description

 

The Associate in Science (AS) degree can establish the foundation for a lifetime of continual learning and serve as a framework for a productive professional and personal life.  This degree gives emphasis for those majoring in mathematics and/or science and although it may lead to employment, the goal is successful transfer with junior status to an upper division baccalaureate degree program.

The degree requires 60 credit hours of General Education core transferable courses provide the student with a broad background to enter the baccalaureate program at the junior level with at least 24 hours of general education coursework.  The AS degree utilizes both on-site as well as distance education.

REQUIRED COURSES for the Academic Year 2014-2015

Course Course Title Hours
  General Education Component  
COL 101 New Student Seminary 3
COM 112 Oral Communication 3
COM 125 Interpersonal Communication1 3
ENL 111 Written Communication2 3
ENL  115 Written Communication II3 3
HMN 235 Leadership Development Studies4(Capstone) 3
MAT 120 Applied Professional Mathematics5 3
PSYC 200 General Psychology1 3
SS 210 Fundamentals of Sociology1 3
  Humanities
(Choose a minimum of 6 hours ofrom the following)
 
ART 101 Introduction to Visual Arts 3
ENL 201 Introduction to Literature 3
ENL 245 Elements of the Short Story6 3
HMN 120 Introduction to Theatre 3
MUSI 101 Introduction to Music 3
  Mathematics
(Choose a minimum of 6 hours from the following)
 
MAT 121 Applied Professional Math Expanded5 3
MAT 130 College Algrebra7 3
MAT 144 Applications in Algebra Expanded8 3
MAT146 Applications in Trigonometry9 3
MAT 205 Technical Calculus10 3
  Natural Science
(Choose a minimum of 8 hours from the following)
 
BIOL 101/101L General Biology with Laboratory1,11 4
BIOL 260 Applied Human Anatomy12 4
BIOL 265 Applied Human Physiology 4
CHEM 220 General Chemistry14 4
SCI 110 Introductory Physics15 4
SCI 201 Integrated Science16 4
  Social Science
(Choose a minimum of 6 hours from the following)
 
EC 102 Basic Economics1 3
EC 201 Fundamentals of Microeconomics1 3
EC 202 Fundamentals of Macroeconomics1 3
GEO 155 Economic Geography1 3
GEO 250 Global Issues1 3
HIST 103 U.S. Hitory to 18771 3
HIST 104 U.S. Hstory since 18771 3
HIST 114 World  History until 15001 3
HIST 115 World HIstory since 15001 3
POLS 101 Introduction to American Government1 3
PSYC 215 Lifespan Pscyhology1 3
PSYC 225 Abnormal Psychology1 3
SPAN 101 Introductory Spanish I2 3
SPAN 102 Introductory Spanish II17 3
SS 201 Human Relations1 3
  The remaining hours required for this degree may be selected from any of the courses listed above.  

Students are advised to consult the college catalog of the institution to which they plan to transfer to determine appropriate elective courses for their intended major.

1 BIOL 101, COM 112, COM 125, EC 102, EC 201, EC 202, ENL 231, GEO 155, GEO 250, HIST 103, HIST 104, HIST 114, HIST 115, POLS 101, PSYC 215, PSYC 225, and SS 201 have a prerequisite of REA 098 or placement in 100-level reading.
2 ENL 111, and SPAN 101 have a prerequisite of ENL 095, or placement in 100-level English, and REA 098, or placement in 100-level reading.
3 ENL 115 and ENL 231 have a prerequisite of COM 111 or ENL 111.
4 HMN 235 has a prerequisite of COM 111 or ENL 111 with a “C” or better.
5 MAT 121 and MAT 145 have a prerequisite of MAT 096, or MAT 097, or placement in 100-level mathematics.
6 ENL 201 and ENL 245 have a prerequisite of ENL 115.
7 MAT 130 has a prerequisite of MAT 101 or placement in 100-level mathematics.
8 MAT 144 has a prerequisite of placement in MAT 096.
9 MAT 146 has a prerequisite of MAT 145.
10 MAT 205 has a prerequisite of MAT 146.
11 BIOL 101 and BIOL 101L are co-requisites.
12 BIOL 260 has a prerequisite of BIOL 257 or BIOL 258.
13 BIOL 265 has a prerequisite of BIOL 257, BIOL 258 or BIOL 260.
14 CHEM 220 has a prerequisite of MAT 120, MAT 121, MAT 144, or MAT 145.
15 SCI 110 has a prerequisite of MAT 125, MAT 135, or MAT 145.
16 SCI 201 has a prerequisite of MAT 120, MAT 145 or MAT 150.
17 SPAN 102 has a prerequisite of SPAN 101.

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