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2016-2017 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.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

CHEM-101General Inorganic Chemistry I

4

-OR

CHEM-103Fundamentals of General Chemistry

4

-Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

-Mathematics Core Course

3

-General Elective

3

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

-Ethics Elective

3

-OR

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

3

-OR

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

3

-Arts & Sciences Elective

4

-Science Elective

4

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

-Science Core Course

3

-Science Elective

4

-General Elective

3

-Any General Education Core Course

3

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

-Any General Education Core Course

3

-Arts & Sciences Elective

4

-Science Elective

4

Total Credit Hours: 60

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.

A graduate should be able to

  1. 1. Demonstrate general education competencies.
  2. 2. Design experiments using scientific techniques and collect, analyze, and interpret scientific data.
  3. 3. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning to problems, dilemmas, and issues.