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Natural Science

Degree Offered: Associate in Science

Credits Required: 62/64

As a Natural Science major, you will be prepared for transfer to a four-year college or university to purse a bachelor's degree in chemistry, physics or math.

Throughout your studies you will develop career skills such as observation and analysis. Whether you choose a job in a laboratory or in a business, you will have honed your problem-solving skills that are applicable anywhere you go.

Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 16 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
MATH 130
College Algebra
3.00
The functional approach to algebra is stressed with attention to the properties of the real number system; linear functions and equations; exponents; radicals; functions; systems of equations; complex numbers; and quadratic equations. Additional topics may be added at the discretion of the instructor Prerequisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS020 Improvement of Math Skills and DEVS021 Fundamentals of Algebra if required; permission of the Division Director.(3-0-3)
PSYC 101
General Psychology
3.00
This course examines the scientific study of behavior and mental processes and provides a survey of the major areas of psychology. Important topics and findings from psychology are reviewed. Topics include the role of science in the study of behavior, the biological foundations of behavior, learning, information processing, stress and health, social interaction, development, motivation, emotion and psychological disorders.
WRIT 101
English Composition
3.00
Students will practice expository writing and learn the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of an academically sound and challenging thesis and resulting essay. The mechanics of writing will be reviewed as needed. 3-0-3 Pre-requisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS012 Reading and DEVS015 Introduction to College Writing if required, permission of the Division Director.
 
History Elective
3.00
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Lab Science Elective
4.00
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Second Semester- 17 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
CIST 100
Introduction to Information Tech
3.00
A computer course designed to introduce students to personal computers. Topics include basic concepts of computer operations, storage media, software categories, Windows operating system, computer communication devices, and Internet. The course also includes introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. 3-0-3
LITR 210
Concepts of Literature
3.00
This course introduces students to the three major forms of literary expression: fiction, poetry, and drama. Significant works from each form will be analyzed to reveal creative techniques, how they represent an author’s time, and how they reflect today’s human condition.
MATH 155
Pre-Calculus
4.00
This course is designed to give students a firm background in algebra and trigonometry in preparation for calculus. Topics include detailed study of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic and trigonometric functions, along with an introduction to matrices and conic sections. Prerequisite: MATH130, in-house diagnostic testing and high school records, or permission of the instructor. 4-0-4
PSYC 106
Human Growth and Development
3.00
This course is a survey of human development from conception to senescence. Attention will be given to the physical, motor, emotional, personality, and social growth of the individual in infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and senescence. 3-0-3
 
Lab Science Elective
4.00
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Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 16/17 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
COMM 201
Public Speaking
3.00
The emphasis is on speech preparation and delivery in a variety of speaking experiences designed to improve the speaker’s capability through the application of correct speech practices. 3-0-3
 
Humanities Elective
3.00
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Lab Science Elective
4.00
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Liberal Arts Elective
3.00
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Math or Science Elective
3.00/4.00
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Fourth Semester - 13/14 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
SOCI 101
Principles of Sociology
3.00
This course provides the student with a general survey of the theories and concepts utilized in the field of sociology which contribute to a basic understanding of modern society and its structures. Key elements addressed within the course include the three foundational theoretical perspectives utilized in sociology, Functionalism, Conflict Theory and Symbolic Interactionism; the process of socialization; social institutions such as the family, marriage, and religion; and an introduction to the basic research methods utilized in the field. 3-0-3
 
Humanities Elective
3.00
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Lab Science Elective
4.00
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Math or Science Elective
3.00/4.00
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