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Natural Science

Degree Offered: Associate in Science

Credits Required: 64/65 (2016-2017 Academic Year)

In the Natural Sciences, you will develop careful skills of observation and analysis, whether in laboratory situations or in research or in business. You will hone problem-solving skills that will be applicable throughout your career.

As a Natural Science graduate, you are prepared to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a major such as chemistry, physics, or math.

 

Program Outcomes:  

Graduates will be able to

  1. Use mathematically sophisticated models to make predictions concerning the natural world.
  2. Demonstrate technical precision through writing and reporting.
  3. Demonstrate mathematical reasoning through application problems and analytical techniques.
  4. Read and interpret text from scientific journals.

 

Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 16/17 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
MATH 126Statistics 4.00
 OR 
 TAOC Category Three - 3/4 credits 
PSYC 101General Psychology 3.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00
 TAOC Category Five (HIST) - 3 credits 
 TAOC Category Four - 4 credits 

Second Semester- 17 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
CIST 100Introduction to Information Tech 3.00
LITR 210Concepts of Literature 3.00
PSYC 106Human Growth and Development 3.00
 TAOC Category Three - 4 credits 
 TAOC Category Four - 4 credits 

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 17 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
COMM 201Public Speaking 3.00
 TAOC Category Three or Four - 4 credits 
 TAOC Category Four - 4 credits 
 TAOC Category Five or Six - 3 credits 
 TAOC Category Six - 3 credits 

Fourth Semester - 14 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
SOCI 101Principles of Sociology 3.00
 TAOC Category Three or Four - 4 credits 
 TAOC Category Four - 4 credits 
 TAOC Category Six - 3 credits