2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    May 18, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science, Biology Track, 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 transcript review or informed self-placement.  Based on this review students may request or be required to enroll in prerequisite or corequisite math and/or English courses.

Science Curriculum Degree Requirements:


Student Development (1cr)


History (3cr)


Humanities (6cr)


One course from PHI AND one course from

Social Sciences (6cr)


  • One course from ECO1, PLS, PSY, or SOC AND one course from ECO1, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY, SOC

Capstone (1cr)


  • Science Capstone Presentation2

Minimum Core Credits: 23


Track


Selected Track requirements: 37

Total Credits: 60


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 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 .
2 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.
3 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.
4 MTH 277  is required for chemistry majors at most universities. Check with your intended transfer institution for transfer requirements.
5 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 60 credit hours required for graduation.

Suggested Scheduling:


First Year


Total Credits: 15

Second Semester

Total Credits: 15

Second Year


Third Semester

  • Humanities (I)
  • Social Sciences Elective (I)
  • MTH (II)
  • Transfer Elective
Total Credits: 15

Fourth Semester

  • Science Elective
  • Capstone
  • Social Sciences Elective (II)
  • MTH III/Transfer Elective
  • Humanities (II)
Total Credits: 15

Biology Track Requirements


Science Elective (4-5cr)


  • Any 200 level course from BIO or CHM3

Mathematics (7-8cr)


Transfer Elective(s) (8-10cr)


Minimum Track Credits: 37


Total Minimum Degree Credits: 60


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