AS Degree Programs in Natural Sciences or Mathematics

(Aircraft Operations, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics)

Curriculum Requirements
Program: Natural Sciences and Mathematics – General Curriculum
Degree: Associate in Science
Code: AS.NSM.GEN
Area of Study Credits Course Description
Communication 9 WRT-101 English Composition I (3 cr.)
WRT-201 English Composition II (3 cr.)
COM-100 Speech Communication (3 cr.) or COM-102 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
Humanities 6 Two general education courses (6 cr.) to be selected from the following fields, with no more than one course (3 cr.) in any one field:
Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN])
History HIS)
Literature (LIT)
Philosophy and Religion (PHR)
World Languages and Cultures (LAN)
Social Sciences 3 One general education course (3 cr.) to be selected from the following fields:
Economics (ECO)
Geography (GEO)
Political Science (POL)
Psychology (PSY)
Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT)
Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Technology 12* One or two general education courses in Mathematics (MAT), Computer Science (CIS), or Information Technology (INF), one of which must be in Mathematics (MAT).

One or two general education courses to be selected from the following fields:
Biology (BIO)
Chemistry (CHM)
Physics (PHY)
Total GE Credits: 30
Restricted Program Requirements 24 To be assigned in accordance with the needs of the program.
Program Support Requirements 9 Two general education courses (6 cr.) to be selected from the following fields, with no more than one course (3 cr.) in any one field:
Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN])
History (HIS)
Literature (LIT)
Philosophy and Religion (PHR)
World Languages and Cultures (LAN)

One general education course (3 cr.) to be selected from the following fields:
Economics (ECO)
Geography (GEO)
Political Science (POL)
Psychology (PSY)
Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT)
Free Electives 6 Programs can make recommendations in footnotes.
Total Credits 60

*If a student takes 8 General Education Foundation credits in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Information Technology, then s/he must take 4 General Education Foundation credits in Natural Sciences; and if s/he takes 8 General Education Foundation credits in Natural Sciences, then s/he must take 4 General Education Foundation credits in Mathematics. Combination of Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology, and Natural Sciences in the Foundation = 12 credits.

** IST-123 will fulfill 3 Free Elective credits for students who place into the course.