2021-2022 Catalog

Associate of Science

Mission Statement

The mission of the Associate of Science program is to provide quality learning opportunities in mathematics and science that contribute to student employability or prepare students for further academic pursuits.

Degree Requirements

Area I - Foundations Skills - 3 hours

FSL 101Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

3

FSL 101 is required for new and transferring freshmen with less that 24 hours. Students must earn a "C" or higher in FSL 101.

Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 9 hours

ENG 101English Composition I

3

ENG 102English Composition II

3

BUA 251/ENG 251Business Communications

3

or

ENG 225Spoken Word and Public Performance

3

or

SPEE 220Fundamentals of Speech

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ENG 101 and ENG 102.

Area I - Mathematics - 3-4 hours

Choose one from the following:
MATH 111College Algebra

3

MATH 119Precalculus

3

MATH 121Calculus I

4

Students must earn a "C" or higher in MATH 111, MATH 119, and MATH 121.

Area I - Computer Literacy - 3 hours

CIS 170Intro to Microcomputer Applications

3

or

ED 190Introduction to Computers for Instruction

3

Area II - The Arts - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
ART 191Enhancing Art Understanding

3

ENG 210Introduction to Film Studies

3

MU 129Music Listening

3

THR 100Introduction to Theatre

3

Area II - Literature in English - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
ENG 215Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 216Topics in Literature

3

Area II - Social Sciences and Humanities - 6 hours

Choose two from the following:
ANTH 210/SOC 210Cultural Anthropology

3

ECON 241Principles of Macroeconomics

3

or

ECON 242Principles of Microeconomics

3

GEOG 200World Regional Geography

3

PHIL 201Introduction to Philosophy

3

POLSC 223Introduction to American National Government & Politics

3

or

POLSC 224Introduction to American State and Local Government & Politics

3

PSY 201General Psychology

3

or

PSY 211Psychology of Human Growth & Development

3

SOC 221Introduction to Sociology

3

or

SOC 223Social Problems

3

or

SOC 243Peoples and Cultures of the World in Sociological Perspective

3

Area II - History - 6 hours

Choose one sequence from the following:
HIS 111History of Western Civilization I

3

and

HIS 112History of Western Civilization II

3

or

HIS 191World Civilization to 1500

3

and

HIS 192World Civilization since 1500

3

or

HIS 201History of the United States I

3

and

HIS 202History of the United States II

3

Area II - The Natural Sciences - 7-8 hours

Choose two different science disciplines from any of the following:
ASTR 100Introduction to Astronomy

4

BIO 111General Biology I

3

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

3

and

CHEM 111LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

PHY 201College Physics I

4

or

PHY 210General Physics I

4

PS 100Physical Science

4

SCI 105Special Topics in Science

4

Students must earn a "C" or higher in the Natural Sciences.

Mathematics and Science Electives - 12 hours

Students take advisor recommended electives in mathematics and science courses or other approved courses:

Astronomy
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Information Systems
Computational Science & Technology
Information Technology
Mathematics
Physics
Physical Science

** CHEM 103, BIO 100, MATH 098, and MATH 100 may not be used as Mathematics and Science Electives.

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all mathematics and science elective courses.

General Electives 3-8 hours

Students should take advisor recommended general electives as needed, in order to fulfill the minimum of 60 semester credit hours required for graduation.
Total GEC Credit Hours (40-45 hours)
Total Mathematics and Science Electives (12 hours)
General Electives (3-8 hours)

60 minimum hours for graduation.