Liberal Arts and Sciences A.A. Degree Program, Advisement Sequence in Mathematics and Science

Program Description

This curriculum is intended to provide a sound knowledge of basic sciences and mathematics as well as an appreciation of the humanities and social sciences. The curriculum allows graduates to enter a four-year institution as juniors, with a minimum of unsatisfied prerequisites for major courses they plan to take. Students who plan to transfer and major in Biology, related fields, or pre-professional areas such as pre-Medical, pre-Pharmacy, pre-Dental, pre-Veterinary should take CHE 211, CHE 212 and at least two of the following: BIO 211, BIO 212, BIO 235, CHE 112 . Students planning to transfer and major in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Nutrition, or pre-Engineering should be aware that the requirements of bachelor's degree programs in these areas vary considerably. Students should work closely with their program coordinators, and check with the colleges to which they are transferring to design an individualized course of study.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Transfer to a four-year institution;
  2. Demonstrate a strong mathematical background;
  3. Demonstrate a strong and varied science background;
  4. Analyze and solve problems numerically, symbolically, and graphically;
  5. Understand and apply scientific principles;
  6. Communicate effectively;
  7. Use mathematical technology; and
  8. Think critically and apply the scientific method to solving problems.
 Requirements (62-68 Credits)
 College Core Requirements (38 Credits)
 ENG 101 Composition 3 credits
 ENG 102 Literature and Composition 3 credits
 COM 173 Public Speaking 3 credits
 CSC ELE  Computer Elective 3-4 credits  / Data Processing elective 3 credits
 HUM ELE  Humanities Elective 3-4 credits 6 credits4
 SCI ELE Science Elective 3-4 credits 8 credits2
 SSC ELE  Social Science Elective 3-4 credits 6 credits4
 MAT ELE Mathematics Elective    (MAT 172 College Algebra or higher level) 6 credits1
 Major Requirements (12-16 Credits)
 SCI ELE Science Elective 3-4 credits (s) OR Mathematics elective(s) 12-16 credits3
 Electives (12-14 Credits)
 LA ELE Liberal Arts Elective   3 credits 6-8 credits AND Open Electives 6 credits4
 Recommended Sequence of Study
 Semester 1
 ENG 101 Composition 3 credits
 COM 173 Public Speaking 3 credits
 LA ELE Liberal Arts Elective   3 credits 3-4 credits4
 MAT ELE Mathematics Elective    (MAT 172 or higher) 3 credits1
 CSC ELE  Computer Elective 3-4 credits / Data Processing elective 3 credits
 Semester 2
 ENG 102 Literature and Composition 3 credits
 MAT ELE Mathematics Elective    (MAT 172 or higher) 3 credits1
 Open ELE  Open Elective  3 credits
 SCI ELE Science Elective 3-4 credits (with lab) 4 credits2
Science OR Mathematics elective 3-4 credits3
 Semester 3
 SCI ELE Science Elective 3-4 credits (with lab) 4 credits2
 MAT ELE Mathematics Elective    OR Science Elective 3-4 credits3
 HUM ELE  Humanities Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits4
 SSC ELE  Social Science Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits4
 Open ELE  Open Elective  3 credits4
 Semester 4
 SCI ELE Science Elective 3-4 credits OR Mathematics Elective 6-8 credits3
 HUM ELE  Humanities Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits4
 SSC ELE  Social Science Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits4
 LA ELE Liberal Arts Elective   3 credits 3-4 credits4
 Note:

1 Recommended math courses: MAT 172, MAT 186, MAT 201, MAT 254, MAT 256, MAT 268, MAT 272, MAT 285.

2 Recommended science courses: BIO 105 BIO 121 BIO 122,

BIO 181 BIO 211 BIO 212 BIO 235, CHE 111 CHE 121 CHE 122, CHE 211, CHE 212, PHY 121, PHY 122, PHY 221, PHY 222.

3 Recommended science or math electives:  BIO 105, BIO 111, BIO 121, BIO 122 BIO 180 BIO 181 BIO 211, BIO 212, BIO 235, CHE 111, CHE 121, CHE 122, CHE 211, CHE 212, MAT 201, MAT 254, MAT 256, MAT 268, MAT 272, MAT 285, PHY 121, PHY 122, PHY 221, PHY 222.

4 One of these must be an IDS ELE  Interdisciplinary Elective course to fulfill college core requirements.