The Associate of Science degree is appropriate for those students who plan to pursue further study in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics or Physics. This degree is also appropriate for those interested in careers in Statistics, Mathematics, Bio-technology, Medical Sciences, Engineering and Secondary Education majors who plan to major in a Science (e.g. Math, Biology, Geology, Chemistry or Physics teachers).

It is required that individuals considering a career in science meet with one of the science faculty to discuss specific courses to meet their academic needs.

Communications (6 credit hours)

ENG 121 English Composition I*  3 credits
COM 150 Public Speaking*  3 credits

Humanities and Fine Arts (choose 2 courses (6 credits) from 2 different prefixes)

ART 100 Art Appreciation*  4 credits
ART 220 History of Art I*  4 credits
ART 221 History of Art II*  4 credits
ENG 201, 233 or 234 Literature Classes*  4 credits
HIST 101 Western Civilization I: Ancient World to 1715*  4 credits
HIST 102 Western Civilization II: Europe c. 1700 to Present*  4 credits
HUM 101 Modern Culture and the Arts*  4 credits
HUM 234 World Mythologies  4 credits
LNG 161 Spanish I  4 credits
MUS 150 Music Appreciation*  4 credits
PHIL 210 Ethics*  4 credits
PHIL 230 Introduction to Philosophy*  3 credits
REL 231 Comparative Religions*  4 credits
REL 232 Old Testament*  4 credits
REL 233 New Testament*  4 credits

Social Science (choose 2 courses (6 credits) from 2 different prefixes)

ANTH 201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology*  4 credits
ECON 203 Principles of Economics (Micro)*  4 credits
HIST 201 U.S. History I: European Colonization to 1877*  4 credits
HIST 202 U.S. History II: Reconstruction to the Present*  4 credits
HIST 204 History of Michigan*  4 credits
PSI 110 American Government & Political Science*  4 credits
PSI 111 State and Local Government*  3 credits
PSY 101 Psychology*  4 credits
PSY 250 Human Sexuality*  4 credits
PSY 260 Social Psychology*  4 credits
SOC 120 Principles of Sociology*  4 credits
SOC 121 Modern Social Problems*  4 credits
SOC 220 Marriage & Family*  4 credits
Subtotal Credits for Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences 20 to 22 credits

General Science (includes MTA requirements for Mathematics and Natural Sciences)

BIO 110 Form and Function#  3 credits
      OR
BIO 125 Environment and Society  4 credits
BIO 121 General Biology I*  4 credits
BIO 122 General Biology II*  4 credits
BIO 101 Human Biology  4 credits
CHEM 133 General Chemistry I*  4 credits
CHEM 134 General Chemistry II*  4 credits
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I 4 credits
CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry II 4 credits
MATH 151 College Algebra*  4 credits
MATH 161 Calculus I*  4 credits

Plus 6-9 hours of science electives in the following prefixes: BIO, CHEM, GEOG, GEOL, PHYS, or Mathematics at MATH 162 Calculus II or higher

 Subtotal Credits for General Science Degree  38 to 40 credits
 Subtotal Credits for Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences  20 to 22 credits
 Minimum Credits needed  60 credits
*Course has a prerequisite
#Course required for individuals wanting to transfer to Western Michigan University only

NOTE: No courses below the 100 level will be accepted toward this degree.

NOTE: Anyone beginning the Associate of Science Degree at Glen Oaks in Fall 2016 or later must complete MTA requirements in order to qualify for the degree.

 

 

Scope & Sequence (General Path)

Fall 1 Winter 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
ENG 121* COM 150* BIO 101 CHEM 211#
BIO 110 or BIO 125 BIO 121 BIO 122 1 – 200 level SCIENCE Elective#
MATH 104 or MATH 151 or MATH 161 CHEM 134 CHEM 210 1 – additional MATH or Science Elective
 CHEM 133* Next highest math (if needed) 2 – Humanities or Social Science Electives 2 – Humanities or Social Science Electives
 –Science electives may come from BIO, CHEM, GEOG, GEOL or PHYS prefix
#200 level science course includes capstone project
*Meet MTA requirement of 30 credit hours

Effective: Fall 2016
Current/Updated as: 3/23/2017