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Associate in Science Degree

Description

This program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in actuarial science, biology, chemistry, math, pharmacy, or physics. The program will give students a solid foundation in math and science. Students should obtain program requirements and transfer equivalencies from the college to which they are transferring.

Complete the requirements for one of the following concentrations.

Biology/Pre-Medicine (BMED)
CEM 111 General Chemistry I
CEM 122 General Chemistry II
CEM 211 Organic Chemistry I
CEM 222 Organic Chemistry II
Elective: BIO 111, BIO 208, BIO 215, BIO 227, BIO 228 or BIO 237

Chemistry/Pre-Medicine (CMED)
CEM 111 General Chemistry I
CEM 122 General Chemistry II
CEM 211 Organic Chemistry I
CEM 222 Organic Chemistry II
MTH 197 Linear Algebra

Mathematics (MATH)
MTH 160 Basic Statistics
MTH 197 Linear Algebra
MTH 293 Calculus III
MTH 295 Differential Equations
Elective: Take an additional three credits in the MTH discipline

Physics/Pre-Engineering (PENG)
CEM 111 General Chemistry I
MTH 197 Linear Algebra
MTH 293 Calculus III
MTH 295 Differential Equations
PHY 211 Analytical Physics I
PHY 222 Analytical Physics II

Pre-Actuarial Science (PPAS)
ECO 211 Principles of Economics I
ECO 222 Principles of Economics II
MTH 191 Calculus I
MTH 192 Calculus II
MTH 197 Linear Algebra
MTH 293 Calculus III

Pre-Pharmacy (PPHA)
Two Restricted Electives in Biology (see below)
CEM 211 Organic Chemistry I
CEM 222 Organic Chemistry II
PHY 111 General Physics I
PHY 122 General Physics II
Biology Restricted Electives for Pre-Pharmacy (PPHA): BIO 111, BIO 161, BIO 162, BIO 208, BIO 237, BIO 215, BIO 227 or BIO 228
Optional Transfer Courses for Pre-Pharmacy (PPHA): MTH 160, MTH 192, along with other Biology restricted electives. See a program advisor to select appropriate Biology courses.

Articulation

This program will fulfill the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) requirements provided the student takes two science courses from two different disciplines. One course must have a lab component. Students must have MTA posted on their transcripts by the WCC Student Records Office.

This program will fulfill MACRAO requirements if, in addition to the courses completed to meet General Education requirements, students complete one additional course in Social and Behavioral Science. Students must have MACRAO posted on their transcripts by the WCC Student Records Office.

Admissions Requirements

- Students must have an Academic Math Level of 7 to begin the math sequence. Two years of high school algebra and one year of high school pre-calculus are recommended to prepare for this program.
- The physics concentration requires one semester of high school physics or PHY 111 with a "C" or better to enroll in PHY 211.
- The biology, chemistry, and physics concentrations require one year of high school chemistry or CEM 101 with a "C" or better to enroll in CEM 111.

Contact Information

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

Requirements

(Items marked in orange are available online.)

Select a concentration for requirements and total credits required for program.

First Semester
Class Title Credits
BIO 162 General Biology II Cells and Molecules 4
CEM 111 General Chemistry I 4
MTH 176 or College Algebra
MTH 191 Calculus I * 4
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
Total 15
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
BIO 161 General Biology I Ecology and Evolution 4
CEM 122 General Chemistry II 4
ENG 111 Composition I 4
MTH 160 or Basic Statistics **
MTH 192 Calculus II 4
Total 16
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
CEM 211 Organic Chemistry I 4
ENG 226 Composition II 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Select one course from the following: BIO 111, BIO 208***, BIO 215, BIO 227, BIO 228 or BIO 237 4
Total 14
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
CEM 222 Organic Chemistry II 4
COM 101 Fundamentals of Speaking 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Total 16
Total Credits Required
61
First Semester
Class Title Credits
CEM 111 General Chemistry I 4
MTH 191 Calculus I 5
PHY 111 General Physics I 4
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
CEM 122 General Chemistry II 4
ENG 111 Composition I 4
MTH 192 Calculus II 4
PHY 122 General Physics II 4
Total 16
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
CEM 211 Organic Chemistry I 4
ENG 226 Composition II 3
MTH 197 Linear Algebra 4
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 14
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
COM 101 Fundamentals of Speaking 3
CEM 222 Organic Chemistry II 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Total 16
Total Credits Required
62
First Semester
Class Title Credits
BIO 162 or General Biology II Cells and Molecules
CEM 111 or General Chemistry I
PHY 111 General Physics I 4
MTH 191 Calculus I 5
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
ENG 111 Composition I 4
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
BIO 161 or General Biology I Ecology and Evolution
CEM 122 or General Chemistry II
PHY 122 General Physics II 4
MTH 160 Basic Statistics 4
MTH 192 Calculus II 4
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 15
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
COM 101 Fundamentals of Speaking 3
ENG 226 Composition II 3
MTH 197 Linear Algebra 4
MTH 293 Calculus III 4
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 17
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
MTH 295 Differential Equations 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 2 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) to reach a minimum of 60 credits. 2 - 3
Total 12 - 13
Total Credits Required
60 - 61
First Semester
Class Title Credits
CEM 111 General Chemistry I 4
MTH 191 Calculus I 5
PHY 111 General Physics I 4
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
ENG 111 Composition I 4
MTH 192 Calculus II 4
PHY 122 General Physics II 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Total 15
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
ENG 226 Composition II 3
MTH 197 Linear Algebra 4
PHY 211 Analytical Physics I 5
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 15
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
COM 101 Fundamentals of Speaking 3
MTH 293 Calculus III 4
PHY 222 Analytical Physics II 5
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Total 15
Fifth Semester
Class Title Credits
MTH 295 Differential Equations 4
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 7
Total Credits Required
68
First Semester
Class Title Credits
ACC 111 Principles of Accounting I 3
CPS 161 An Introduction to Programming with Java 4
ENG 111 Composition I 4
MTH 191 Calculus I 5
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
ACC 122 Principles of Accounting II 3
ECO 211 Principles of Economics I 3
ENG 226 Composition II 3
MTH 192 Calculus II 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Total 16
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
ECO 222 Principles of Economics II 3
MTH 197 Linear Algebra 4
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 4
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science + 3
Total 14
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
MTH 293 Calculus III 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities ++ 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences +++ 4
Elective(s) Speech 3
Total 14
Total Credits Required
60
First Semester
Class Title Credits
Biology Restricted Elective 4
CEM 111 General Chemistry I 4
MTH 191 Calculus I 5
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
Restricted Biology Elective 4
CEM 122 General Chemistry II 4
ENG 111 Composition I 4
Elective(s) Speech 3
Total 15
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
CEM 211 Organic Chemistry I 4
ENG 226 Composition II 3
PHY 111 General Physics I 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 17
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
CEM 222 Organic Chemistry II 4
PHY 122 General Physics II 4
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 14
Total Credits Required
62

Footnotes

*Students transferring to EMU as a biology major may substitute MTH 176 or any higher 4-credit hour math course for MTH 191.
**Students transferring to EMU as a biology major may substitute MTH 160 or higher for MTH 192.
***Students transferring to EMU as a biology major may consider completing BIO 208 at WCC prior to transfer.
+See the MTA list to make course selections from any discipline except ECO.
++Transfer students should consider a course from the the EMU Diverse Word Requirements list.
+++Students may take 3 credits of a MTA approved natural science course as the second Natural Science elective but may need an elective to bring the total number of credits back up to 60 if necessary.

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