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General Science - AS

The General Science degree program is intended for the student who desires a degree in Science but desires more latitude in the selection of courses. It is well suited to fill the needs of students who want flexibility in their preparation for upper division studies at the university level. For this purpose, however, proper selection of courses is of utmost importance, and advisement from the STEM Department should be sought.

Credits earned to complete the requirements of the General Education Core cannot be used to fulfill the required credits of the program.

Degree Requirements

The follow degree requirements are for the 2015-2018 Catalog. For other catalogs, please see Catalogs

Minimum of 62 Credit Hours

General Education Core (32 credit hours)
Area I. Communications (9 credit hours)
ENG111 Freshman Composition I 3
ENG115 Freshman Composition II 3
Choose One (3 credit hours)
SPCH111 Public Speaking 3
SPCH112 Interpersonal Communication 3
Area II. Mathematics (4 credit hours)
MATH180 College Algebra 4
Area III. Laboratory Science (4 credit hours)
CHEM111 General Chemistry I 4
PHYS115 General Physics I 4
Area IV. Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours)
ANTH103 Introduction to Anthropology 3
ANTH221 Cultures of the World 3
ECON208 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON209 Principles of Microeconomics 3
POLS151 American National Government 3
POLS167 State and Local Government 3
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Area V. Humanities (3 credit hours)
ENG203 American Literature to 1865 3
ENG204 American Literature from 1865 3
HIST101 Western Civilization to 1500 3
HIST102 Western Civilization from 1500 3
HIST161 American History to 1865 3
HIST162 American History from 1865 3
SPAN101 Beginning Spanish I 3
THEO222 History of Christianity 3
THEO232 World Religions 3
Area VI. Creative & Fine Arts (3 credit hours)
ART106 Introduction to Drawing 3
ART110 Introduction to Art 3
ART210 Art History 3
MUS108 Music Appreciation 3
MUS208 Music History 3
THTR110 Introduction to Theater 3
THTR125 Acting I 3
Area VII. Electives (6 credit hours)
Elective 1: Any additional course from areas III or IV Elective 2: Any additional course from areas II or III

Program Requirements (10 credit hours)
CSA150 Computer Fundamentals 3
STEM105 Computer Use-Scientific Research 3
STEM117 Introduction to Engineering 3
STEM250 STEM Capstone 1

Approved Electives (20 credit hours)
BIO105 Biology for Non-Majors 4
BIO110 General Biology I 4
BIO111 General Biology II 4
BIO201 Medical Microbiology 4
BIO216 Microbiology 4
BIO217 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO218 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CHEM105 Introduction to Chemistry 4
CHEM112 General Chemistry II 4
ENVS102 Environmental Science 4
GEOL101 Survey of Earth Science 4
GEOL202 Earth History 4
MATH190 Trigonometry 4
MATH195 Calculus I 4
MATH212 Calculus II 4
MATH213 Calculus III 4
PHYS111 Introduction to Physics 4
PHYS115 General Physics I 4
PHYS116 General Physics II 4
PHYS161 Calculus Physics I 4
PHYS162 Calculus Physics II 4