Associate of Science Degree
Purpose: The associate of science in physical and natural sciences degree is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree in a scientific discipline.
Program Requirements: The major emphasis in this curriculum is on mathematics, the biological sciences, and the physical sciences. However, the curriculum also includes electives in humanities and social sciences so that the student can select the appropriate courses for his or her pre-professional or scientific program as required in the first two years of the prospective four-year college or university degree. Students must become knowledgeable about the requirements of the major departments in the college or university to which transfer is contemplated and also consult with their academic advisor. Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester program, the graduate will be awarded the associate of science degree in physical and natural sciences.
Graduation Requirements: Students entering all degree programs are required to take one Writing Intensive Course (WIC), which has a prerequisite of ENG 111 and ENG 112 , in order to graduate. Approved WICs are specified with a “WI” section designation.
Students in all degree programs are required to take at least one Civic Engagement (CE) course to graduate.