NVCC 1997-1998 Catalog
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Associate in Science Degree AL, AN, LO, MA, WO

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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, mathematics.

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, 1 unit of social science.

Advising for Transfer Students: 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 burden of responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   CSC110Introduction to Computing3
   ENG111College Composition I3
MTH271Applied Calculus I or
   MTH 173 Calc./Analytic Geom. I
3,4 __Science with Laboratory4
   ENG112College Composition II 3
MTH272Applied Calculus II or 
   MTH 174 Calc./Analytic Geom. II 3-5
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
3,4 __Science with Laboratory 4
___Social Science Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester17-1915-17

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

___Humanities Elective3
   ___General Elective3
___Science with laboratory4
___Science with laboratory4
___Social Science Elective3
___Humanities Elective 3
___Science with laboratory 4
___Science with laboratory 4
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication 3

Total Credits/Semester1714

Total credits for the A.S. Degree in Science = 63.

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 HIS 101, 102, 121 or 122 is recommended. Although not required, students are encouraged to take a two-semester sequence in history, depending on the requirements of the institution to which transfer is intended.

2 MTH 173-174 is required for students planning a four-year major in Physics or Chemistry. MTH 181-182 may be taken by four-year Biology majors with division approval. Students not adequately prepared for MTH 173 may be required to take MTH 166 or MTH 163-164.

3 Sciences (with laboratories) may be selected from the following: BIO 101-102, CHM 111-112, PHY 201-202, PHY 241-242, PHY 243, GOL 105-106, or any 200-level biology, chemistry, geology, or physics course.

4 Chemistry majors should elect CHM 111-112 and CHM 241-242 and CHM 245-246 plus 2 two- semester sequences from the following: BIO 101-102, GOL 105-106, GOL 111-112, or any 200-level biology, chemistry, geology, or physics course.

5 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 220, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 207, 208, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

6 Social science courses may be selected from one of the following disciplines: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology).

7 Humanities/Fine Arts electives may be selected from ART, ENG, HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, SPD or foreign languages.

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