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Associate in Arts Degree Program

Liberal Arts and Sciences:
Mathematics and Natural Science Course Sequence

The Mathematics and Natural Science Course Sequence is a variation on the Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree and prepares students to succeed in a baccalaureate program in mathematics and natural science. This course sequence includes several mathematics and science courses traditionally completed by undergraduates in their freshman and sophomore years.

NOTE: Successful completion of this sequence earns a degree in Liberal Arts; there is no Mathematics and Natural Science degree.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively in writing, and orally
  2. Utilize current communication technology
  3. Reason scientifically and/or quantitatively and apply mathematical and/or scientific principles to the inquiry process
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of good laboratory practice
  4. Think critically, analyze and understand complex ideas, draw inferences from facts/texts, evaluate and present well-reasoned arguments
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between theoretical concepts and practical problems in mathematics and the natural sciences
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of problem solving using mathematics
  5. Demonstrate the ability to conduct and document meaningful research
  6. Develop a global perspective on today's world
    1. Understand the major artistic, literary and philosophical aspects of western and non-western societies
    2. Recognize the major historical and political events of western and non-western societies
    3. Understand the concept of culture
    4. Recognize differences and relationships among cultures
    5. Recognize the role of ethnic diversity in US social life
    6. Demonstrate some proficiency in a foreign language
    7. Recognize the role mathematics and science play in shaping contemporary society
Course of Study¹
 
Prerequisites: Student must demonstrate eligibility for ENG* 101, be enrolled in, completed, or placed out of MAT* 137, and completed IDS 105 College Success (not required for those who qualify for ENG* 101 via placement test or transfer).
 
Credits
FIRST SEMESTER (17 credits)
ENG* 101 must be successfully completed within the first 15 credits of the major.
English Composition
3
, 102, 201, 202, 121, 122 (Choose one)
3
__ __
Fine Arts Elective
3
Pre Calculus
4
General Chemistry I
4
SECOND SEMESTER (17 credits)
Composition and Literature
3
PHL* __
Philosophy Elective
3
Calculus I
4
__ __
Social Science Elective
3
General Chemistry II
4
THIRD SEMESTER (16 credits)
ENG* 2__
200-Level Literature Course
3
HIS* __
History Elective
3
Calculus II
4
__ __
Foreign Language Elective I **
3
__ __
Fine Arts Elective
3
FOURTH SEMESTER (13 credits)
__ __
Social Science Elective
3
__ __
Science Elective (BIO* 211 OR CHE* 213/CHE*213L OR PHY* 121)
4
__ __
Foreign Language Elective II **
3
Liberal Arts Capstone Course
3
 
Total Credits  
63

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pre-requisites and additional information.

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