Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Liberal Arts and Sciences (AS)

This is the basic degree for students interested, in the future, in matriculating in a Bachelor’s degree program in the sciences, Mathematics, or Computer Science. Graduates may continue in the baccalaureate programs in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Science-Mathematics, Engineering Science, Medical Technology, and Physics offered by the College. Students are recommended to consult an academic adviser about appropriate pre-major courses to prepare for the baccalaureate programs.

Pathways Required Core: 12 credits

English Composition (RECR) (6 credits)

Mathematical And Quantitative Reasoning (RMQR) (3 or more credits )

Life and Physical Sciences (RLPR) (3 or more credits)

Pathways Flexible Core: 18 credits

Select 6 courses from the following five areas with no more than two courses from any discipline or interdisciplinary field. The five areas of the Flexible Core are:

1. World Cultures and Global Issues (FWGR)

2. U.S. Experience in its Diversity (FUSR)

Students are required to take the following course:

COR 100United States: Issues, Ideas, and Institutions(US)

3

3. Creative Expression (FCER)

4. Individual and Society (FISR)

5. Scientific World (FSWR)

Requirements: 11 credits:

Eight credits chosen from the following sequences:

Contemporary Theories of the Solar System and Contemporary Theories of the Universe with laboratories

AST 100Contemporary Theories of the Solar System(SW)

3

AST 101Planetary Laboratory(RLA)

1

AST 102Contemporary Theories of the Universe(LP)

3

AST 103Galactic Laboratory(RLA)

1

General Biology I and II with laboratories

BIO 170General Biology I(LP)

3

BIO 171General Biology I Laboratory(RLA)

1

BIO 180General Biology II(SW)

3

BIO 181General Biology II Laboratory(RLA)

1

General Chemistry I and II with laboratories

CHM 141General Chemistry I(LP)

3

CHM 121General Chemistry I Laboratory(RLA)

1

CHM 142General Chemistry II(SW)

3

CHM 127General Chemistry II Laboratory(RLA)

1

General Physics I and II with laboratories

PHY 120General Physics I(LP)

3

PHY 121General Physics I Laboratory(RLA)

1

PHY 160General Physics II(SW)

3

PHY 161General Physics II Laboratory(RLA)

1

Geology with laboratories

GEO 100Planet Earth(LP)

3

GEO 101Planet Earth Laboratory(RLA)

1

AND

GEO 102Earth Systems History(SW)

3

GEO 103Earth Systems History Lab(RLA)

1

OR

GEO 105Environmental Geology(RLA)

4

Computer Science

CSC 126Introduction to Computer Science(SW)

4

OR

CSC 270Introduction to Scientific Computing(SW)

4

AND

CSC 220Computers and Programming(RNL)

4

OR

CSC 228Discrete Mathematical Structures for Computer Science(RLA)

4

And

Three credits chosen from the following:

BIO 272Biometrics(RLA)

4

MTH 130Pre-Calculus Mathematics(MQ)

3

MTH 214Applied Statistics Using Computers(MQ)

4

MTH 232Analytic Geometry and Calculus II(MQ)

3

MTH 233Analytic Geometry and Calculus III(MQ)

3

Minimum of two science or math courses at the 200-level or above chosen from astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering science, geology, math, or physics. Students should consult with an academic advisor in the discipline of interest as early as possible.

Electives: 19 credits

Total Credits Required: 60