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.

Admission Requirements

All students will be required to demonstrate college readiness through assessment and/or transcript review and may be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses.

Program Questions

For specific questions about this program or to get appropriate information contact admissions@germanna.edu

Science Curriculum:

Total Credits 63
Degree Requirements Courses Credits
Student Development SDV 100 or any approved SDV course 1
English ENG 111-112 6
History HIS 101 3
Health/Physical Education Any HLT or PED course(s)1
Note: HLT 143, 250, 261, 262, 263, and 290 DO NOT meet HLT/PE requirement
2
Humanities One course from PHI and one course from ART 101, ART 102, ART 106, any REL, or HUM 100  6
Social Sciences One course from ECO2, PLS, PSY3, or SOC AND any course from ECO2, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY3, SOC 6
Communication Science Capstone Presentation 3
Minimum Core Credits 25
Track Selected Track Requirements 38

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 (I)  3-5
History (I) 3
Lab Science (I) 4
Total Credits  15

First Year Spring

Course Credits
ENG 112 3
MTH (II) 3-5
Humanities (I) 3
Lab Science (II) 4
Health/Physical Education 1
Total Credits 15

Second Year Fall

Course Credits
Humanities Elective (II) 3
Social Sciences Elective (I) 3
Lab Science (III) 4
MTH (III)/Transfer Elective 3-5
Health/Physical Education 1
Total Credits 15

Second Year Spring

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

  1. Veterans may be awarded credit for military experience to meet this requirement.
  2. 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.
  3. Students cannot receive credit for both PSY 235 and PSY 230.
  4. Independent Study and Presentation that is be completed in collaboration with ENV 122 or any 200 level science Must have advisor approval to enter course.
  5. The same PHY course may not be used to fulfill both the Lab Science and Science Elective.
  6. MTH 277 is required for chemistry majors at most universities. Check with your intended transfer institution for transfer requirements.

Students graduating from this program may be called upon to participate in a general education outcomes assessment during their last semester.


Science Degree Tracks

Biology Track Requirements

Requirements Courses Credits
Lab Sciences BIO 101-102 AND CHM 111-112 or PHY 201-202 16
Science Elective Any 200 level course from BIO, CHM, or PHY5 3-4
Mathematics MTH 173 AND MTH 174 or MTH 245 8-10
Transfer Elective(s) ITE 115, MTH 167, MTH 161/162 (Dual Enrollment or Transfer Students Only), or any course approved as a transfer elective after the Pre-Calculus requirement is satisfied through placement or completion. 8-10
Minimum Track Credits 38
Total Minimum Degree Credits 63

Chemistry Track Requirements

Requirements Courses Credits
Lab Science I CHM 111 and CHM 112 8
Lab Science II CHM 241,242,245, & 246 or PHY 241-242 8-10
Science Elective Any 200 level course from CHM or PHY 3-5
Mathematics MTH 173 AND MTH 174 10
Transfer Elective(s) ITE 115, MTH 167, MTH 2776, MTH 161/162 (Dual Enrollment or Transfer Students Only), or Transfer Students Only), or any course approved as a transfer elective after the Pre-Calculus requirement is satisfied through placement or completion 6-9
Minimum Track Credits 38
Total Minimum Degree Credits 63

Geology Track Requirements

Requirements Courses Credits
Lab Sciences GOL 105-106 AND CHM 111-112 16
Science Elective Any 200 level course from GOL, CHM, or PHY 3-5
Mathematics MTH 173 AND MTH 174 or MTH 245 8-10
Transfer Elective(s) ITE 115, MTH 167, MTH 161/162 (Dual Enrollment or Transfer Students Only), or Transfer Students Only), or any course approved as a transfer elective after the Pre-Calculus requirement is satisfied through placement or completion 7-10
Minimum Track Credits 38
Total Minimum Degree Credits 63

Physics Track Requirements

Requirements Courses Credits
Lab Sciences PHY 241-242 AND CHM 111-112 16
Science Elective Any other 200 level course from PHY, MTH 279, or MTH 285 3-4
Mathematics MTH 173 and MTH 174 10
Transfer Elective(s) ITE 115, MTH 167, MTH 2776, MTH 161/162 (Dual Enrollment or Transfer Students Only), or any course approved as a transfer elective after the Pre-Calculus requirement is satisfied through placement or completion 8-9
Minimum Track Credits 38
Total Minimum Degree Credits 63

Enviornmental Science Track Requirements

Requirements Courses Credits
Lab Science I ENV 121-122 8
Lab Science II BIO 101-102 or GOL 105-106 8
Science Elective BIO 101, BIO 270, BIO 271, or any other course from ENV or GOL (except ENV 136) 3-4
Mathematics MTH 173 AND MTH 174 or MTH 245 8-10
Transfer Elective(s) ITE 115, MTH 167, MTH 161/162 (Dual Enrollment or Transfer Students Only), or any course approved as a transfer elective after the Pre-Calculus requirement is satisfied through placement or completion 8-10
Minimum Track Credits 38
Total Minimum Degree Credits 63