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Associate of Arts and Sciences Degrees

Purpose: The Science program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree in a pre-professional or scientific program. It is appropriate for students who plan to major in one of the biological or physical sciences, pharmacy, agriculture, forestry, science education, pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-veterinary, nursing, or one of the many allied health professions.


SCIENCE CURRICULUM:

Degree Requirements Credits
Student Development SDV 100 or any approved SDV course 1
English ENG 111-112 6
Mathematics

MTH 163-240, or MTH 163-271, or MTH 166-173, or MTH 170-240 or MTH 173 and 1741

6
History Any two HIS courses 6
Health/Physical Education Any HLT or PED course(s)2
Note: HLT 143, 250, 261, 262, 263, and 290 DO NOT meet HLT/PE requirement

2
Humanities

ART 101, ART 102, ART 106, any REL, or HUM 100 AND any course from ART (approved transfer elective courses), ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, or Foreign Language

6
Social Sciences

Any course from ECO3, PLS, PSY4, or SOC5 AND any course from ECO3, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY4, SOC5

6
Lab Sciences

Any two full-year sequences in BIO, CHM6, PHY (Two different discipline areas must be represented.)

16
Communication CST 100, CST 110, or CST 126 3
Science Elective(s) Any course from BIO (not 149), CHM, PHY, ENV, or GOL7 3-4
Transfer Elective(s) Any course which has been approved as a transfer elective8 5-6
Total Minimum Credits   61

Students graduating from this program must demonstrate proficiency in specific computer competencies by passing ITE 115 (transfer elective) or an equivalent competency test. Students are encouraged not to wait until the final semester to complete this requirement.

Suggested Scheduling

First Year: Fall

Course Credits
SDV 1
ENG 111 3
MTH 3
History (I) 3
Lab Science (I) 4
Health/Physical Education 1
Total Credits 15

First Year: Spring

Course Credits
Science Elective(s) 3-4
ENG 112 3
MTH 3
History (II) 3
Lab Science (II) 4
Total Credits 16

Second Year: Fall

Course Credits
Humanities Elective (I) 3
Social Sciences Elective (I) 3
Lab Science (III) 4
CST 100, 110, or 126 3
Health/Physical Education 1
Total Credits 14

Second Year: Spring

Course Credits
Humanities Elective (II) 3
Social Sciences Elective (II) 3
Lab Science (IV) 4
Transfer Elective(s) 5-6
Total Credits 16

1 Students should check with institutions to which they are considering transferring to determine appropriate MTH courses and/or sequences. Please note that students cannot receive credit for both MTH 163 and MTH 166.

2 Veterans may be awarded credit for military experience to meet this requirement.

3 ECO 120 and ECO 201-202 contain similar course content. Students should take either ECO 120 or ECO 201-202 unless they plan to take all three courses. Students may not receive credit for ECO 120 if they have already completed both ECO 201 and ECO 202.

4 PSY 200 and PSY 201-202 contain similar course content. Students who take PSY 200 cannot receive credit for either PSY 201 or PSY 202. Students who take either PSY 201 or PSY 202 cannot receive credit for PSY 200. Also, students cannot receive credit for both PSY 235 and PSY 230.

5 SOC 200 and SOC 201-202 contain similar course content. Students who take SOC 200 cannot receive credit for either SOC 201 or SOC 202. Students who take either SOC 201 or SOC 202 cannot receive credit for SOC 200.

6 CHM 101 and 102 courses do not meet the science degree requirement. However, they do count as a transfer elective.

7 BIO 141-142 and GOL in combination will not meet the science requirement.

8 Transfer elective credits must be selected from the Approved Transfer Electives List. See a counselor, a faculty advisor, or http://www.germanna.edu/counseling-center/transfer-electives.asp.

Students graduating from this program will be required to participate in a general education outcomes assessment during their last semester.

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