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

Communications
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
ENGL 218GTechnical and Scientific Communication3
or ENGL 211G Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication3
or COMM 253G Public Speaking
Mathematics
Select one from the following:3-4
College Algebra3
Trigonometry and Precalculus4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4
Social/Behavioral Sciences
ECON 251GPrinciples of Macroeconomics3
Select two additional courses from the Social/Behavioral Sciences area of the NM Common Core list. 16
Humanities/Fine Art
Select two courses from the Humanities/Fine Arts area of the NM Common Core list. 16
Laboratory Sciences
CHEM 111GGeneral Chemistry I4
Select 12 additional credits Lab Science (8 credits must be “G” courses from the NM Common Core list and at least one 2-semester sequence required). 1, 212
Electives
Select from the Mathematics or Laboratory Science area of the NM Common Core list or from Engineering. 1, 315-16
Total Credits60
1

 A full list of NM Common Core Classes can be found in the General Information section of this catalog.

2

It is strongly recommended to follow an option below for guidance in a lab science choice. Additional approved lab science classes can be found in Area III of the New Mexico Common Core list.  Any lab science class choices not listed below or from the NM Common Core list must be approved through a sub/waiver request process in consultation with an advisor and administrator approval.

3

Recommended electives for options are noted below.  Work with advisor to select appropriate courses to support the chosen bachelor's degree program.

Biology Option

Laboratory Sciences
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
Recommended Electives
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

Environmental Option

Laboratory Sciences
E S 110GIntroductory Environmental Science4
BIOL 111G
111GL
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
4
CHEM 112GGeneral Chemistry II4
Recommended Electives
BIOL 211G
211GL
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
4
CHEM 211Organic Chemistry4
GEOL 111GIntroductory to Geology4
GEOL 295Environmental Geology3
MATH 191GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 192GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II4
PHYS 215G
PHYS 212GL
Engineering Physics I
and General Physics II Laboratory
4

Geology Option

Laboratory Sciences
GEOL 111GIntroductory to Geology4
BIOL 111G
111GL
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
4
PHYS 211G
211GL
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
4
Recommended Electives
CHEM 112GGeneral Chemistry II4
GEOG 120GCulture and Environment3
GEOL 295Environmental Geology3
MATH 191GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 192GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II4
PHYS 212G
212GL
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
4

Wildlife Science Option

Laboratory Sciences
FWCE 110Introduction to Natural Resources Management4
FWCE 255Principles of Fish and Wildlife Management3
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
Recommended Electives
CHEM 112GGeneral Chemistry II4
PHYS 110GThe Great Ideas of Physics4
or PHYS 211G
211GL
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
GEOL 111GIntroductory to Geology4
MATH 142GCalculus for the Biological and Management Sciences3-4
or MATH 191G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
ECON 252GPrinciples of Microeconomics3