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Liberal Arts and Sciences A.A. Degree Program

Science and Mathematics

An Advisement Sequence in the Liberal Arts and Sciences A.A. Degree Program

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 as Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Nutrition, Agriculture, 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
  • 8. Think critically and apply the scientific method to solving problems


Requirements for the A.A. Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences (62-68 Credits)

An Advisement Sequence in Science and Mathematics College Core Requirements (38 Credits)

ENG 101 Composition 3

ENG 102 Literature and Composition 3

COM 173 Public Speaking 3

Computers/Data Processing elective 3

Mathematics electives* 6

Humanities electives** 6

Science electives* 8

Social Science electives** 6



Major Requirements (15-19 Credits)

Science or Mathematics electives* 12-16

Computer elective 3



Electives (9-11 Credits)

Liberal Arts electives 6-8

Open electives 3



Recommended Sequence of Study

Semester 1

ENG 101 Composition 3

COM 173 Public Speaking 3

Liberal Arts electives 3-4

Computers/Data Processing elective 3

Mathematics elective* 3


Semester 2

ENG 102 Literature and Composition 3

Mathematics elective* 3

Open elective 3

Science elective 4

Science or Mathematics elective* 3-4


Semester 3

Science elective 4

Science or Mathematics elective* 3-4

Humanities elective** 3

Social Science elective 3

Open elective 3


Semester 4

Science or Mathematics elective* 6-8

Humanities elective 3

Social Science elective 3

Liberal Arts elective 3-4



*Recommended math courses: Any 200 level math course. MAT 121 or MAT 190 cannot be applied toward the degree. Recommended science courses: Biology 121, 122, 235, Chemistry 121, 122, 211, 212, and Physics 114, 115, 121, 122, 221, 222 are recommended.


**One of these must be an Interdisciplinary (IDS 210, 220, or 230) course