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General Studies in Math and Natural Sciences (ASGSMS)

Associate in Science Degree

Description

This program allows students to design a program of study to meet their individual needs. This may be a good option if students are undecided about a major and want to explore a variety of discipline areas with a concentration in math and natural sciences. The program also allows students to customize their coursework to the requirements of the senior college or university to which they are transferring. Students should begin by meeting with a counselor who will assist them in developing a program of study that meets all of the College's graduation requirements. A counselor can also help students determine their interests and career and educational goals as well as provide transfer and career information.

Math/Science Concentration
Complete a concentration in math or science 15 credit hours from no more than two disciplines chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Math or Physics (A minimum of 6 credits at the 200 level is strongly recommended). Students transferring to EMU should select from the following WCC courses: BIO 103, BIO 208, BIO 215, BIO 227, BIO 228; CEM 111, CEM 122, CEM 211, CEM 222; MTH 191, MTH 192, MTH 197, MTH 293, MTH 295; PHY 111, PHY 122, PHY 211, PHY 222 or see an advisor to select courses that will meet the requirements of the college to which you are transferring.


Concentration 2
Complete a second concentration. Select 9 credits from no more than two disciplines listed below (A minimum of 3 credits at the 200 level is strongly recommended). Select from Anthropology, Arabic, Art, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, Criminal Justice, Dance, Drama, Economics, English, French, German, Health Science, History, Math, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology or Spanish.

Contact Information

Division
Math, Science & Health
Department
Physical Sciences Dept
Advisors
Jerrell McCowin

Requirements

First Semester
Class Title Credits
ENG 111 Composition I 4
Concentration 2: select a course 3
Math/Science concentration: select a course 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Elective(s) Speech 3
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
ENG 226 Composition II 3
MTH 191 or higher 4 - 5
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Math/Science concentration: select a course 3
Total 13 - 14
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
Concentration 2: select a course 3
Math/Science concentration: select a course 3
Math/Science concentration: select a course 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences * 4
Total 16
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Concentration 2: select a course 3
Math/Science concentration: select a course 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science ** 3
Electives for total of 60 credits 3
Total 15
Total Credits Required
60 - 61

Footnotes

* Students following the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) should complete two natural science courses from two different disciplines. One course must have a lab component. See WCC catalog for eligible courses.
**Transfer students attempting to satisfy MACRAO should complete an additional 2-3 credit hours in Social Science courses.

Courses used to meet General Education Requirements cannot be counted toward the minimum credits for the concentrations.

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