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:

Total Minimum Credits 61
Degree RequirementsCoursesCredits
Student DevelopmentSDV 100 or any approved SDV course1
EnglishENG 111-112 6
MathematicsMTH 163-240, or MTH 163-271, or MTH 166-173, or MTH 170-2406
HistoryAny two HIS courses6
Health/Physical EducationAny HLT or PED course(s)2
Note: HLT 143, 250, 261, 262, 263, and 290 DO NOT meet HLT/PE requirement
2
HumanitiesART 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 SciencesANY COURSE FROM ECO3, PLS, PSY4, or SOC5 AND any course from ECO3, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY4, SOC56
Lab SciencesAny two full-year sequences in BIO, CHM6, PHY (Two different discipline areas must be represented.) 16
CommunicationCST 100, CST 110, or CST 1263
Science Elective(s)Any course from BIO (not 149), CHM, PHY, ENV, or GOL73-4
Transfer Elective(s)Any course which has been approved as a transfer elective 85-6

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

CourseCredits
SDV1
ENG 1113
MTH  3
History (I)3
Lab Science (I)4
Health/Physical Education1
Total Credits 15

First Year Spring

CourseCredits
Science Elective(s)3-4
ENG 1123
MTH3
History (II)3
Lab Science (II)4
  
Total Credits16-17

Second Year Fall

CourseCredits
Humanities Elective (I)3
Social Sciences Elective (I)3
Lab Science (III)4
CST 100, 110, or 1263
Health/Physical Education 1
  
Total Credits14

Second Year Spring

CourseCredits
Humanities Elective (II)3
Social Sciences Elective (II)3
Lab Science (IV)4
Transfer Elective(s)5-6
  
  
Total Credits15-16


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 162 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 who take ECO 120 cannot receive credit for either ECO 201 or ECO 202. Students who take either ECO 201 or ECO 202 cannot receive credit for ECO 120.

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/counselingcenter/transfer-electives/.

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