Common Core Requirements
|Common Core Categories||Courses||Credits|
|REQUIRED CORE: 1A.||ENGL-101: English Composition I||3|
|REQUIRED CORE: 1A.
||ENGL-102: English Composition II||3|
|REQUIRED CORE: 1B.||MA-1191 College Algebra||3|
|REQUIRED CORE: 1C.||
The following options are recommended for students planning on pursuing a degree in one of the subjects listed below
|FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A.||World Cultures & Global Issues (Select one course)||3|
|FLEXIBLE CORE: 2B.||SP-2112 Speech Communication||3|
|FLEXIBLE CORE: 2C.||Creative Expression (Select one course)||3|
|FLEXIBLE CORE: 2D.||Individual & Society (Select one course)||3|
|FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E.||
The following options are recommended for students planning on pursuing a degree
Biology: BI-202 and CH-151
Students must complete MA-441 and any pre-requisites, based on their math placement1.
|MA-440 Pre-Calculus Mathematics||4|
|MA-441 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I||4|
Select 9-18 credits of coursework from:4
The following courses are recommended for planning on pursuing a degree in one of the subjects listed below (some courses may have been already taken to satisfy core areas 1C and 2E):4
Biology: BI-201, BI-202, CH-151, CH-152, BI-356, BI-357, BI-453, PH-311, PH-312
Additional Major Requirements
|History or Social Science Course6||3|
|HE-101: Introduction to Health Education
HE-102: Health Behavior & Society
|One credit in PE-100, PE-500, or DAN100 series (one credit courses only)||1|
Total Credits Required
1Students who place into MA-440 or MA-441 will use that course to satisfy Required Core 1B. A higher math placement will allow students to take additional Major Requirement courses.
2Students are required to take particular courses in some areas of the Common Core that fulfill both general education and major requirements. If students do not take the required courses in the Common Core, they will have to take additional credits to complete their degree requirements.
3ET575 and ET580 may not be substituted for CS101 and CS203
4Students must take at least one two-course sequence in each of two different disciplines (for example, BI-201 and 202; CH-151 and 152; PH-301 and 302; PH-311 and 312, PH-421 and 422; MA-441 and 442, CS-1012 and CS-201, CS-2032, or CS-204). Students should consult with their concentration department when choosing major requirement courses.
5With permission of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, students in the TIMEQCC secondary mathematics program may count credits for EDUC-101 and INTE-221 toward the Major Requirements
6If taken in the Common Core, an additional course in concentration is recommended.
All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated “WI”) to fulfill degree requirements.
Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs
A.S. in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)
General Education Outcomes
A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:
- Communicate effectively in various forms
- Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
- Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
- Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning
To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments-;through their programs-may also assess the ability of students to:
- Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
- Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
- Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives
Approved by the Academic Senate on February 13, 2018.
- Demonstrate proficiency in factual knowledge, conceptual understanding, and discipline-specific methodology required for transfer to the junior year in a baccalaureate program in natural science, mathematics, engineering, or computer science
- Disciplinary learning:
- Apply basic calculus concepts to solve science or engineering problems.
- Demonstrate proficiency in acquiring, processing, and analyzing scientific information in all its forms, as related to the field of concentration
- Proficiently convey information specific to the discipline, through technical writing or oral presentation
- Use current technology or experimental techniques to supplement the fundamental concepts and methodology used in the field of study
- Work collaboratively to acquire and analyze data, or solve problems in the field of study
- Demonstrate an understanding of the professional and ethical responsibilities of the field of study
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