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Mathematics and Sciences, AS


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Number of Credits: 60

Contact: Robert Farinelli and Stephanie McCaslin, Co-Chairs, Mathematics Division

This associates of science transfer option is designed for part- and full-time students with academic and/or professional interest in the areas of biological sciences (anatomy and physiology, biology, botany, genetics, microbiology, and zoology), physical sciences (astronomy, chemistry, geology, and physics), or mathematics.   Each concentration - biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics - is designed to prepare students for a similar four-year program at a college or university.  The general concentration provides maximum flexibility for those students who want to explore mathematics and science in a broader sense before transferring to a four-year institution.  All students are advised to consult an academic advisor and their intended transfer institution to ensure that courses selected are applicable for transfer.    

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.

Career Opportunities

Activist, actuary, agricultural scientist, astronomer, biologist, chemist, chiropractor, conservation scientist, dentist, environmental lawyer, forester, geologist, horticulturalist, mathematician, meteorologist, oceanographer, optometrist, pharmacist, physician, physicist, podiatrist, regulator, statistician, veterinarian.  

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Apply the necessary aspects to address the scenario/problem/project leading to a reasonable solution.
  2. Demonstrate the formation of a hypothesis and construction of experiments using scientific reasoning.
  3. Determine the test(s) required and specialized equipment needed to solve a problem in a lab setting.
  4. Accurately collect data. 
  5. Analyze and interpret the results of lab data or a given problem using appropriate mathematical methods. 
  6. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills in technical subjects.

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.


 

First Semester


Second Semester


Area of Concentration


Please take all the courses listed under your particular area of concentration

Arts/humanities (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Third Semester


Area of Concentration


Please take all the courses listed under your particular area of concentration

Arts/humanities (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Mathematics elective (4 credits)


Acceptable:

  • See Mathematics elective Listing above

Arts/humanities (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Science elective (4 credits)


Acceptable (lecture and matching lab):

  • See Science elective Listing above

Science elective (4 credits)


Acceptable (lecture and matching lab):

  • See Science elective Listing above

 

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Arts/humanities (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Arts/humanities (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Fourth Semester


Area of Concentration


Please take all the courses listed under your particular area of concentration

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Arts/humanities (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Science elective (4 credits)


Acceptable (lecture and matching lab):

  • See Science elective Listing above

Mathematics elective (4 credits)


Acceptable:

  • See Mathematics elective Listing above

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Science elective (4 credits)


Acceptable (lecture and matching lab):

  • See Science elective Listing above

Mathematics elective (4 credits)


Acceptable:

Arts/humanities (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite or co-requisite   

****Pending MHEC approval

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