Science - Associate Degree

Note: Some classes are only offered in a particular semester and may have prerequisites.

A grade of C- or better is required for all courses.

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education Requirements
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 218GTechnical and Scientific Communication3
or ENGL 211G Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Oral Communication
COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication3
or COMM 253G Public Speaking
Area II: Mathematics
Choose one from the following:3-4
College Algebra 13
Trigonometry and Precalculus 14
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 14
Areas III/IV: Laboratory Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences10
General Chemistry I (Core Requirement)4
Principles of Macroeconomics (Core Requirement)3
Select one additional course from Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 2
Area V: Humanities
Select one course from Area V: Humanities of the General Education list. 23
Area VI: Creative/Fine Arts
Select one course from Area VI: Creative/Fine Arts of the General Education list. 23
General Education Elective
Select one course from any area of the General Education list. 23-4
Core Degree Requirements
Select 12 additional credits of Laboratory Science courses, to bring the total Laboratory science requirements to 16 credits 312
This degree requires CHEM 111G and the course will satisfy both the General Education and Core Requirements
Electives, to bring the total credits to 60
Select from Area II: Mathematics or Area III: Laboratory Science or from Engineering. 415-16
Total Credits60

Recommended Courses for Students Pursuing Biology

Prefix Title Credits
BIOL 111G
111GL
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
4
BIOL 211G
211GL
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
4
CHEM 112GGeneral Chemistry II4
MATH 191GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 192GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II4
PHYS 211G
211GL
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
4
PHYS 212G
212GL
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
4

Recommended Courses for Students Pursuing Environmental Science

Prefix Title Credits
BIOL 111G
111GL
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
4
BIOL 211G
211GL
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
4
CHEM 112GGeneral Chemistry II4
CHEM 211Organic Chemistry4
E S 110GIntroductory Environmental Science4
GEOL 111GIntroductory Geology4
MATH 191GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 192GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II4
PHYS 215G
215GL
Engineering Physics I
and Engineering Physics I Laboratory
4

Recommended Courses for Students Pursuing Geology

Prefix Title Credits
BIOL 111G
111GL
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
4
GEOL 111GIntroductory Geology4
GEOG 120GCulture and Environment3
CHEM 112GGeneral Chemistry II4
MATH 191GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 192GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II4
PHYS 211G
211GL
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
4
PHYS 212G
212GL
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
4

Recommended Courses for Students Pursuing Wildlife Science

Prefix Title Credits
BIOL 111G
111GL
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
4
BIOL 211G
211GL
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
4
BIOL 221
221 L
Introductory Microbiology
and Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
4
CHEM 112GGeneral Chemistry II4
FWCE 110GIntroduction to Natural Resources Management4
FWCE 255Principles of Fish and Wildlife Management3
GEOL 111GIntroductory Geology4
MATH 142GCalculus for the Biological and Management Sciences3-4
or MATH 191G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
PHYS 110GThe Great Ideas of Physics4
or PHYS 211G
211GL
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory

A Suggested Plan of Study - Science

Additional classes may be needed based on placement test results and course prerequisites. Visit with an advisor for help with creating a customized plan.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
CHEM 111G General Chemistry I 4
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
Choose one from the following: 3-4
College Algebra 1  
Trigonometry and Precalculus 1  
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 1  
Laboratory Science Course 2 4
 Credits15
Spring
COMM 253G
Public Speaking
or Principles of Human Communication
3
Elective Course 3 4
Laboratory Science Course 2 4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 4 3
 Credits14
Second Year
Fall
ECON 251G Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Elective Course 3 4
ENGL 218G
Technical and Scientific Communication
or Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
3
Area V: Humanities Course 4 3
Laboratory Science Course 2 4
 Credits17
Spring
Elective Course 3 4
General Education Elective 4 3-4
Elective Course 3 3
Area VI: Creative/Fine Arts Course 4 3
 Credits14
 Total Credits60