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  The A.S. Concentration in Science

Type of degree awarded: A.S.

Core/General Education requirements: Students meet the science requirements for the Bachelor of Arts or Associate of Arts with SCI 1430, CHE 1510, or PHY 1510 and with SCI 1420 or BIO 1530. Students meet the requirements for the Bachelor of Science with SCI 141, 142, 143 sequence. Sequence requirements can also be fulfilled by taking CHE 1510 or PHY 1510 (for SCI 1430), BIO 1530 (for SCI 1420) and GLY 1600, GLY 2000, or GLY 3000 (for SCI 1410) or with an introductory course and advanced courses in the same field.

Important Note: Students will not receive Core/General Education credit for both or SCI 141 and GLY 160; SCI 141 and GLY 200; SCI 141 and GLY 300; SCI 142 and BIO 153; SCI 1430 and CHE 1510; or SCI 1430 and PHY 1510.

Requirements for the A.S. Concentration: BIO 1530, CHE 1510 and 1520, PHY 1510 and 1520, GLY 1600, and a 4-s.h. science elective, excluding the 1410-1430 non-major courses, for a total of 28 s.h. of Science; MAT 1050 or higher for a total of 3 s.h.; 31 s.h. for the concentration.

SCI 1410 EARTH SCIENCE (3 s.h.)
Major concepts of cosmology, astronomy, geology, meteorology and oceanography. A survey course for non-science majors. 150 minutes of lecture and 90 minutes of laboratory each week. (Not to be used for Middle Grades Science concentration.) Pre/corequisite: MAT 1050. This course is offered every fall, spring, and summer semester.

SCI 1420 BIOLOGY (3 s.h.)
Major concepts of biology, including cellular structure, diversity of form, interrelationships among living organisms, and the importance of other organisms to man. 150 minutes of lecture and 90 minutes of laboratory each week. This course is offered every fall, spring, and summer semester.

SCI 1430 PHYSICAL SCIENCE (3 s.h.)
Basic topics of physics and chemistry with special emphasis on real world applications. 150 minutes of lecture and 90 minutes of laboratory each week. Prerequisite: MAT 1050. This course is offered every fall, spring, and summer semester.

SCI 3300 HISTORY OF SCIENCE (3 s.h.)
Surveys the major ideas, methods and scientists that have contributed to the Physical, Chemical, Biological and Geological sciences from ancient to modern times. Prerequisite: PHY 1510, CHE 1510, or BIO 1530. This course is offered as needed.

 

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