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2011-2012 Catalog 
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Science/Pre-Health Professional, Associate of Science Degree in Science and Mathematics

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General Science/Pre-Health Professional, an option of the Associate of Science degree program in Science and Mathematics, permits students to tailor a program to suit their individual goals. Students who have not decided on a field of specialization, such as chemistry or biology, can explore the various sciences. Others who have specific long-term goals and intend to transfer into specialized programs can design a program which meets the requirements of the transfer institution. Students are cautioned to select their courses in consultation with a counselor and with the prospective transfer institution.

Graduates are able to:

  • exhibit an understanding of the scientific method: observe, make inferences, classify and organize information, analyze and synthesize information, draw conclusions from the data and communicate those conclusions in writing
  • demonstrate proficiency in the laboratory; collect and analyze data using laboratory equipment; and use that data to test scientific hypotheses
  • apply fundamental scientific principles to the analysis and solution of scientific problems
  • apply the conceptual and computational mathematical skills necessary to interpret the mathematics of equilibrium and the dynamics of change
  • read contemporary scientific material with understanding and appropriate skepticism

Curriculum – A.S. Degree

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

Total Credits 62 - 65

1 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education  list.

2 Mathematics by official placement test. Students must complete through Precalculus II (MATH 113 ). If students place above Precalculus II (MATH 113 ), it is recommended that they take Calculus I (MATH 151 ). Once minimum math requirement is met, free electives may be used in place of mathematics credit, if applicable.

3 Students who pass the technological competency test (no credit) may take any General Education course.

4 Students may choose (BIOL 124  & BIOL 125 ),any two 200 level BIOL courses, or (CHEM 211  & CHEM 212 ). Please check with transfer institutions for possible requirements. 

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