2018-2019 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Jul 06, 2022  
2018-2019 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science, AA&S

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Science, AA&S

Purpose: The Science program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree in a pre-professional or scientific program. It is appropriate for students who plan to major in one of the biological or physical sciences, pharmacy, agriculture, forestry, science education, pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-veterinary, nursing, or one of the many allied health professions.

Admission Requirements: All students will be required to demonstrate college readiness through assessment and/or transcript review and may be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses

Science Curriculum Degree Requirements:

Student Development

Health/Physical Education

  • Any HLT or PED course(s)1

Social Sciences

  • One course from ECO2, PLS, PSY3, or SOC AND one course from ECO2, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY3, SOC


  • Science Capstone Presentation4

Minimum Core Credits: 25


Selected Track requirements: 36

Total Credits: 61

Note: HLT 143 , HLT 250 , HLT 261 , HLT 262 , HLT 263 , and HLT 290  DO NOT meet HLT/PE requirement

Students graduating from this program must demonstrate proficiency in specific computer competencies by passing ITE 115  (transfer elective) or an equivalent competency test. Students are encouraged not to wait until the final semester to complete this requirement.

1 Veterans may be awarded credit for military experience to meet this requirement.
2 ECO 120  and ECO 201 -ECO 202  contain similar course content. Students who take ECO 120  cannot receive credit for either ECO 201  or ECO 202 . Students who take either ECO 201  or ECO 202  cannot receive credit for ECO 120 .
3 Students cannot receive credit for both PSY 235  and PSY 230 .
4 Independent Study and Presentation that is be completed in collaboration with ENV 122  or any 200 level science course. Must have advisor approval to enter course.
5 The same PHY course may not be used to fulfill both the Lab Science and Science Elective. PHY 201 -PHY 202  does not fulfill the 200-level science elective requirement, as it does not transfer for a chemistry major.
6 MTH 277  is required for chemistry majors at most universities. Check with your intended transfer institution for transfer requirements.
7 MTH 265  is required for Chemistry majors at most universities. Check the school to which you plan to transfer for requirements.

Students graduating from this program may be called upon to participate in a general education outcomes assessment during their last semester.

Students should meet with advisor to select Math and Science options to ensure they earn the 61 credit hours required for graduation.

Suggested Scheduling:

First Year

First Five

Total Credits: 14-16

Second Semester

Total Credits: 14-15

Second Year

Third Semester

  • Humanities (II)
  • Social Sciences Elective (I)
  • Lab Science (III)
  • MTH (III)/Transfer Elective
  • Health/Physical Education
Total Credits: 14-16

Fourth Semester

  • Science Elective
  • Capstone
  • Social Sciences Elective (II)
  • Lab Science (IV)
  • Transfer Elective(s)
Total Credits: 14-18

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