Status: AWARD PLAN PUBLISHED
GENERAL STUDIES IN SCIENCE
Associate of Science Degree
The General Studies in Science program is designed for students desiring to pursue a flexible plan in the area of mathematics or science. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university are encouraged to obtain information about the course requirements for at least two possible majors of interest from their four-year college or university and choose their courses appropriately. Students who do not choose their courses very carefully should expect to spend an additional five or six semesters in order to complete a bachelor's degree with a specific science major.
To receive an Associate of Science in General Studies in Science, students must: (a) make a minimum grade of C in all required math and science courses and (b) have an overall GPA of 2.0 or greater.
Mathematics is a critical part of scientific study, and students should consult with a mathematics advisor to determine where they should begin their mathematics study. They may need to take one or more courses prior to taking the math courses identified in this degree. Students are encouraged to begin higher in the mathematics sequence if they meet the prerequisites. Students who will need to take more than one semester of calculus for their four–year degree are very strongly encouraged to take all calculus courses at the same school in order to avoid changing textbooks in the middle of the sequence.