Associate of Science Degree

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 61 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
Area I: Communication
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I4
English Composition - Level 2
Choose one from the following:3
Professional & Technical Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science3
Oral Communication
COMM 1130GPublic Speaking3
or COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication
Area II: Mathematics
Choose one from the following:3-4
College Algebra 13
Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus 14
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 14
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences11
Two Area III: Laboratory Sciences courses
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Science Course (3 credits) 2
Area V: Humanities 23
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 23
General Education Elective 23-4
Core Requirements
Laboratory Science Courses 316
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
Electives, to bring the total credits to 61 412
Total Credits61-63

Laboratory Science Course Recommendations

It is strongly recommended to choose an option to focus your studies. Please note that some classes are only offered in a particular semester and may have prerequisites.

Option: Biology

Laboratory Science Courses

Prefix Title Credits
BIOL 2610G
BIOL 2610L
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
4
CHEM 1215GGeneral Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
BIOL 2110G
BIOL 2110L
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
CHEM 1225GGeneral Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4

Mathematics, Engineering and additional Laboratory Science Courses

Prefix Title Credits
PHYS 1230G
PHYS 1230L
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
4
PHYS 1240G
PHYS 1240L
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab
4
MATH 1511GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 1521GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II4

Option: Natural Resources

Laboratory Science Courses

Prefix Title Credits
ENVS 1110GEnvironmental Science I4
BIOL 2610G
BIOL 2610L
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
4
CHEM 1215GGeneral Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
CHEM 1225GGeneral Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4

Mathematics, Engineering and additional Laboratory Science Courses

Prefix Title Credits
BIOL 2110G
BIOL 2110L
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
CHEM 2115Survey of Organic Chemistry and Laboratory4
GEOL 1110GPhysical Geology4
MATH 1511GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 1521GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II4
PHYS 1310G
PHYS 1310L
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab
4

Option: Physical Science

Laboratory Science Courses

Prefix Title Credits
CHEM 1215GGeneral Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
CHEM 1225GGeneral Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
PHYS 1230G
PHYS 1230L
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
4
PHYS 1240G
PHYS 1240L
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab
4

Mathematics, Engineering and additional Laboratory Science Courses

Prefix Title Credits
MATH 1250GTrigonometry & Pre-Calculus4
MATH 1511GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 1521GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II4
BIOL 2610G
BIOL 2610L
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
4
BIOL 2110G
BIOL 2110L
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
GEOL 1110GPhysical Geology4

A Suggested Plan of Study

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
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 1 4
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
Elective 4
 Credits16
Spring
COMM 1115G
Introduction to Communication
or Public Speaking
3
MATH 1220G
College Algebra 3
or Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus
or Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
3-4
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 1 4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Science Course 1 3
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
 Credits17-18
Second Year
Fall
ENGL 2210G
Professional & Technical Communication
or Writing in the Humanities and Social Science
3
CHEM 1215G General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 4
Area V: Humanities Course 1 3
Elective Course 4 4
 Credits14
Spring
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 1 3
Elective Course 4 4
Gen Ed Elective Course 4 3-4
 Credits14-15
 Total Credits61-63