Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree

Suggested Sequence for Students Planning to Continue Study in Medical, Dental, Veterinary Programs, or Physical Therapy

Students planning to enter a preprofessional program in any of the above areas should complete a minimum of (a) one year of biology, (b) one year of chemistry, and (c) one year of mathematics as part of their A.S. degree requirements. Advanced courses leading to a Bachelor of Science degree beyond the A.S. degree level will be completed at a senior college. Application to a medical, dental, or veterinary school will be made under the advisement of the senior institution.

Prospective Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Physical Therapy, or Pre- Veterinarian majors may choose to concentrate their science and mathematics courses in a particular department. Students are urged to consult the Department of Biological Sciences and Geology or the Department of Chemistry as soon as possible to be assigned a faculty adviser.

Semester 1
English Composition I (EN-101) 3
Mathematics (MA-440 or 441, depending on placement test scores) 4
General Biology I (BI-201) 4
General Chemistry I (CH-151) 4 1/2
Sub-total 15 1/2
Semester 2
English Composition II (EN-102) 3
Mathematics (MA-441 or 442) 4


General Chemistry II (CH-152) 4 1/2
Sub-total 15 1/2
Semester 3
Foreign Language (depending on high school units) 3-4
Fundamentals of Speech (SP-211) 3
History (HI-110, 111, or 112) 3
Health Education (HE-101 or 102) 1-2
Physical Education or Dance 1
Concentration course‡ 4
Sub-total 15-17
Semester 4
Social Sciences 3
Liberal arts and sciences elective‡* or
Foreign Languages (depending on high school units)
Concentration course 6-8
Free elective* 2
Sub-total 14-17

Note: A minimum of 60 credits is required for the Associate in Science (Mathematics and Science) degree program. (See the college catalog on Understanding Program Requirements.)

*Courses suitable for concentration and/or electives include:

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