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2020-2021 Catalog 
  
2020-2021 Catalog

Science, Associate of Science


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Program Code: 880

The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree program in Science prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in science leading to careers in fields such as biology, chemistry, dental hygiene, forestry, general science, geophysical science, mathematics, medical technology, nuclear medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and physics. The program also prepares students for transfer into baccalaureate degrees leading to advanced studies in medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine.

Courses required for the Science degree are available on all four campuses.

Semester 1


Semester Total: 14


Semester 2


Semester Total: 15


Semester 3


Semester Total: 17


Semester 4


  • ___ ___ - Approved Elective 4
  • ___ ___ - Humanities Elective 1
  • ___ ___ - Science with Lab Elective 1
  • ___ ___ - Social Science Elective 1

Semester Total: 14


Program Total Minimum Credits: 60


Program Footnotes:


1 Eligible courses are listed under General Education Core Requirements . Students should consult with an academic advisor or counselor to choose the appropriate course(s). Sequenced lab courses are required in natural and physical sciences. ENV 121-122 and BIO 106 are not acceptable courses for this program.

2 Students may substitute CST 110  for CST 100 . Consult transfer institution to ensure that the substitution is appropriate for intended transfer program.

3 Students may select any of the following courses to meet this requirement: HIS 101 , HIS 102 , HIS 111 , HIS 112 , HIS 121 , or HIS 122 .

4 Eligible courses are listed under Approved Electives for Transfer . Students should consult with an academic advisor or counselor to choose the appropriate course(s).

Curriculum Options/Recommendations: Course requirements differ from college to college and major to major. Students should consult a transfer counselor or academic advisor to plan a course of study and investigate the requirements of transfer institutions before choosing mathematics courses, laboratory sciences, and electives.

Biology/Pharmacy/Forestry/General Science: Students should take MTH 161 -MTH 162  and take a third laboratory science that is appropriate to their curriculum for the approved elective credits. Some colleges and universities require calculus for their biology and pharmacy majors. Students should check college catalogs and transfer guides to determine mathematics and laboratory science requirements.

Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics/Geophysical Sciences: Students should take MTH 263 , MTH 264 , MTH 265 , and MTH 267  to ensure junior-level status at the transfer institution. Mathematics requirements are quite varied at transfer institutions. Students should examine the catalog requirements of the senior institutions to which they intend to transfer.

Preparation for Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Studies: Students should take MTH 161 -MTH 162  and at least one semester of calculus (MTH 263 ). Biology (BIO 101 -BIO 102 ), Chemistry (CHM 111 -CHM 112 ), Organic Chemistry (CHM 241 -CHM 242 ), and Physics (PHY 241 -PHY 242 ) are the introductory level laboratory sciences generally completed at the freshman/sophomore level.

Health Science Majors (Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Nuclear Medicine, and Medical Technology): Students should complete MTH 263  and MTH 245  for most baccalaureate health science majors. Students should check college catalogs and transfer guides to determine appropriate mathematics and laboratory science requirements. A waiver/substitution may be needed in order to substitute MTH 245  for MTH 162 .

Preparation for Engineering: Students should take SDV 101 - Orientation to Engineering and Technologies , Mathematics (MTH 161 , MTH 162 , and MTH 263 ), Chemistry (CHM 111  and CHM 112 ), and Physics (PHY 241  and PHY 242 ). Students having completed prerequisites for ENG 111  and MTH 263  should contact a counselor, faculty advisor, or Engineering Division Office for admission to the Engineering Program.

Preparation for Computer Science: Upon completing the prerequisite courses for ENG 111  and MTH 263 , students should contact a counselor, faculty advisor, or the IT and Business Division Office for admission into TCC’s Computer Science specialization.

5Students may select any DIT, HLT or PED (activity) course to satisfy this requirement.

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