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Mathematics/Natural Science Associate in Science

Effective: Fall, 2016

The Mathematics and Natural Science Program provides a strong foundation for students who plan to attend a four-year institution and major in mathematics or one of the natural sciences.  Students who complete the program requirements will be prepared to continue their education in order to pursue academic, research, or industrial careers in such diverse areas as biology, biotechnology, ecology, wildlife biology, chemistry, biochemistry, astronomy, geology, physics, mathematics, and applied mathematics.  Students are strongly encouraged to meet with a mathematics or natural science faculty advisor and consult with the DCCC Transfer Office prior to course selection to determine the appropriate sequence and level of courses.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of mathematical principles and concepts.
  • Apply mathematical principles and concepts to the solution of problems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of scientific principles and concepts.
  • Apply scientific principles and concepts to the solution of problems.
  • Perform selected tasks relative to laboratory experiments in the natural sciences.

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First Semester (17 credits)

CoursesCredits
ENG 100 - English Composition I3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
DPR 100 - Introduction to Information Technology3
DPR 101 - Introduction to Computer Science3
Electives
Scientific Inquiry Elective: (BIO 110 or CHE 110 or ESS 110 or PHY 110 or PHY 131) (4 credits)
Quantitative Reasoning Mathematics Elective: (MAT 151 or MAT 152 or MAT 160) (4 credits)
Any transferable Diversity and Social Justice (DJ) designated Social Science course (3 credtis)

Second Semester (16-17 credits)

CoursesCredits
ENG 112 - English Composition II: Writing About Literature3
Electives
Laboratory Science Elective (4 credits)
Mathematics Elective (3-4 credits)
Any transferable Global Understanding designated Humanities course (3 credits)
Social Science Elective (3 credits)

Third Semester (15-18 credits)

CoursesCredits
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
COMM 100 - Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 111 - Public Speaking3
Electives
Mathematics/Laboratory Science Elective (3-4 credits)
Mathematics/Laboratory Science Elective (3-5 credits)
Social Science Elective (3 credits)
Open Elective (3-4 credits)

Fourth Semester (12-17 credits)

Electives
Mathematics/Laboratory Science Elective (3-4 credits)
Mathematics/Laboratory Science Elective (3-5 credits)
Open Electives (6-8 credits)

Total Credits: 60-69



Mathematics Electives (3-4 credits) from:  MAT 151, MAT 152, MAT 160, MAT 161, MAT 200, MAT 210, MAT 230, MAT 260, MAT 261

Laboratory Science Electives (4 credits) from:  BIO 110, BIO 111, BIO 115, BIO 200, BIO 210, BIO 240, BIO 250, CHE 110, CHE 111, ESS 110, ESS 112, PHY 110, PHY 111, PHY 131, PHY 132

Mathematics/Laboratory Science Electives (12-18 credits) from:  BIO 110, BIO 111, BIO 115, BIO 200, BIO 210, BIO 240, BIO 250, CHE 110, CHE 111, CHE 200, CHE 201, ESS 110, ESS 112, MAT 151, MAT 152, MAT 160, MAT 161, MAT 200, MAT 210, MAT 230, MAT 260, MAT 261, PHY 110, PHY 111, PHY 131, PHY 132, PHY 230

Open Electives (9-12 credits for at least 60 total program credits) from any transferable college level course.

Requirements vary between transfer institutions.  Students are strongly encouraged to consult with both the DCCC Transfer Office as well as their academic advisor BEFORE registering for classes.


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