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SCIENCE  
Associate of Science Degree Offered through AL, AN, ELI, LO, MA, WO

Purpose:  The curriculum is designed for persons who are interested in a professional or scientific program and who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program with a major in one of the following fields: agriculture, biology, chemistry, pre-dentistry, forestry, geology, home economics, nursing, oceanography, pharmacy, physics, physical therapy, pre-medicine, science education, or mathematics.

Transfer Information:  Students are advised to work closely with the faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully after investigation of requirements of the institution to which transfer is intended. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student. Students are encouraged to complete the A.S. degree before transferring.

Recommended Preparation:  Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent as a minimum: 4 units of English, 3 units of college preparatory mathematics, 1 unit of laboratory science, and 1 unit of social science.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
CSC 110 Introduction to Computing 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1HIS Elective 3
2,3MTH 271 Applied Calculus I or 3-5
  MTH  173  Calculus with Analytic Geometry I  
4,5___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
6SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   17-19
2nd Semester
7ENG 112 College Composition II 3
2,3MTH 272 Applied Calculus II or 3-5
  MTH  174  Calculus with Analytic Geometry II  
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
4,5___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
8___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   14-16
3rd Semester
9___ General Education Elective 1
10___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
4,5___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
4,5___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
8___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   15
4th Semester
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3
10___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
4,5___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
4,5___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
Total   14
Total credits for the Science A.S.=60-64

Twenty-four of these credits must be taken in laboratory science courses for transfer to a four-year institution with a major in science.

1 See HIS courses listed under social/behavioral science courses under General Education Electives. HIS 101-102 or HIS 111-112 are recommended.

2 MTH 173-174 is required for students planning a four-year major in physics or Chemistry. MTH 271 plus one semester of statistics may be taken by biology majors. Students not adequately prepared for MTH 173 may be required to take MTH 166 or MTH 163-164. Students must see their counselor/advisor before choosing a math as transfer institutions have a wide range of requirements. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 173 and MTH 271 or MTH 174 and MTH 272.

3 Although students who have graduated with a transfer-oriented A.A., A.S., or A.A. & S. degree or any baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited United States institution of higher education will have most of their general education considered as fulfilled, they must meet the math and science requirements specified for this program. Exceptions must be approved by the division dean responsible for the student's curriculum. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 173 and MTH 271. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 174 and MTH 272.

4 The sciences elective may be selected from the following: BIO 101-102, BIO 107, BIO 110, BIO 120, or BIO 141-142, CHM 111-112, ENV 121-122, PHY 201-202, PHY 231-232, PHY 243, GOL 105-106, or any 200-level biology, chemistry, geology, or physics course.

5 Students who plan to major in Chemistry should elect CHM 111-112 and CHM 241-242 and CHM 245-246 plus 2 two-semester sequences from the following: BIO 101-102, BIO 110, BIO 120, GOL 105-106, GOL 111-112, or any 200-level biology, chemistry, geology, or physics course. Students who plan to major in physics and engineering should select PHY 231-232 plus CHM 111-112 and 1 two-semester sequence from the following BIO 101-102, BIO 110, BIO 120, GOL 105-106, GOL 111-112, or any 200 level Biology, Chemistry, or Geology course (physics majors include PHY 243).

6 May substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

7 May substitute ENG 125 with the advice of a counselor or academic advisor according to requirements of the transfer institution.

8 See social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives. Base selection on requirements of transfer institution.

9 See courses listed under General Education Electives.

10 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution.