75% or more of this program can be completed online.
The courses in Natural Science provide the first two years of preparation for students who plan to transfer and earn the baccalaureate degree in biology, chemistry, environmental science, geosciences, physics or other career areas such as medicine or pharmacy, for which a good science preparation is needed. This degree requires a minimum of 32 credit hours in Natural Science and Mathematics with a reasonable distribution of courses in Humanities and Social Science. The various advisement sequences within this program identify courses of study that facilitate transfer to upper division colleges and universities. Students are expected to consult regularly with faculty advisors in their area of study and also be aware of the course requirements of the college to which they plan to transfer.
Recommended Preparation: At least three years each of high school science and mathematics; specifically, algebra, geometry, intermediate algebra, trigonometry and chemistry. Students not meeting these requirements may need more than two years to complete this degree.
Program Learning Outcomes
1. Prepare students for successful transfer to four-year programs in a science discipline.
2. Develop discipline-relevant research skills..
3 Analyze information using established or prescribed methods or principles.
4. Synthesize information drawn from a variety of resources or experiences.
5.Collaborate to address discipline-related problems..
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Requirements for Program Entrance
At least three years each of high school science and mathematics; specifically, algebra, geometry, intermediate algebra, trigonometry and chemistry. Students not meeting these requirements may need more than two years to complete this degree.
|Distribution Requirements||Credit Hours|
|HUMANITIES : 9 Credit Hours|
|ENG 101 College Composition OR |
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
|NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS: 32 Credit Hours|
|TWO MATHEMATICS COURSES MTH 210 or higher||8|
|Students must complete course sequences in at least two different basic science departments including a four-semester sequence through the 200-level in one department and at least a two-semester sequence in a second department. The following sequences are acceptable:|
-BIO 155, 156, AND two from the following: BIO 209, 260, 265, 266
-CHE 151, 152, 251, 252
-GEO 101, 102 AND two from the following: GEO 200, 203, 204, 210, 220, 295
-PHY 161, 261, AND 262, and one of the following: ENR 251 or ENR 253 or ENR 258 or ENR 261
-PHY 145 and 146 may also be used to satisfy the requirement of a two-semester sequence in a second department but not as part of a four-semester sequence in physics.
|SOCIAL SCIENCE: 12 Credit Hours|
|ANY FOUR SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSES||12|
|ELECTIVES: 9 Credit Hours|
|PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION: 2 Credit Hours|
|PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE||2|
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