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2015-16 College Catalog

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General Studies–Science Emphasis A.A. Degree (Transfer)

Application Code 157

For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room ST-248—443-518-1600.

The general studies area of study is intended for students who are uncertain of their career plans or desire two years of a broad, general college education. This curriculum has been adapted to allow students to explore several different subject areas. The General Studies–Science Emphasis transfer pattern has been designed specifically for students whose interests are more in the area of science. Those who plan their course sequences with faculty advisors may prepare for either transfer or employment. Students are advised to check the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.

General Education Core

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.

English Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

Arts & Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

-Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

The Arts & Humanities requirement may alternatively be fulfilled by completing a World Language Sequence plus one of the following courses: SPCH-151, THET-101, THET-102, THET-103, THET-202, THET-241, or WMST-193. Students who complete a World Language Sequence are not required to complete General Education Core Electives.

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

Biological & Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHEM-101General Inorganic Chemistry I

4

-OR

CHEM-103Fundamentals of General Chemistry

4

-Science Core Course

3

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Mathematics Core Course

3

Core Electives

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Any General Education Core Courses

6

Required Courses Related to Major

Course NumberTitleCredits
Ethics-Ethics Elective

3

-OR

-HMDV-160, HMDV-161, and HMDV-260

3

-OR

-HMDV-161, HMDV-260, and HMDV-261

3

Arts & Sciences -Arts & Sciences Electives

8

Electives-General Electives

6

Science-Science Electives

12

Total Credit Hours: 60

A graduate should be able to

1. Demonstrate general education competencies.

2. Design experiments using scientific techniques and collect, analyze, and interpret scientific data.

3. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning to problems, dilemmas, and issues.