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General Studies, Science Specialization AS

The template below is for students declaring a major for the catalog year 2018-19. The Advising Sheet Archive contains printable advising sheets for the catalog years 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19. Students already with a declared major should view their advising report in SIS for appropriate course selection.

Associate of Science (AS)

T Transfer degrees for accepting institutions = Transfer degrees for accepting institutions, see www.jtcc.edu/transfer

Purpose

This program is specifically designed for transfer into a science major at most four-year colleges. Following the prescribed coursework in this program will result in graduation with the Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) in General Studies with a Specialization in Science. Students should consult with their advisors to ensure that they select courses that best prepare them for the specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university for majors in biology, chemistry, physics, forensic science, clinical lab science, pre-med, or environmental science.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information. Many of the required courses will require that a student test out of or complete developmental courses prior to taking the course.

 

printer iconPrintable Advising Sheet

Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1   SDV 101 Orientation to STEM
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See Placement Requirements  
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 ENG 111  
MTH 161 Precalculus I 3 See Placement Requirements See Note 1
MTH 162 Precalculus II 3 MTH 161 See Note 1
MTH 245 Statistics I 3 See Placement Requirements See Note 1
CHM 111 College Chemistry I 4 MTH 161 Readiness  
CHM 112 College Chemistry II 4 CHM 111  
Physics Elective
PHY 201 General College Physics I or
PHY 241 University Physics I
4 MTH 161, MTH 263 See Note 2
Physics Elective
PHY 202 General College Physics II or
PHY 242 University Physics II
4 PHY 202;
PHY 241
See Note 2
Laboratory Science  or Advanced Math Elective
BIO 101 General Biology I or
Advanced Math
4 See Placement Requirements See Note 3
Laboratory Science  or Advanced Math Elective
BIO 102 General Biology II or
Advanced Math
4 See Placement Requirements See Note 3
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3   CST 110; Foreign language; See Note 4
History Elective (choose 1)
HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I
HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II
HIS 111 History of World Civilization I
HIS 112 History of World Civilization II
HIS 121 United States History I
HIS 122 United States History II
3 ENF 1
Social/Behavioral Science Elective (choose 1)
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics
3 See Placement Requirements
Social/Behavioral Science Elective (choose 1)
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics
3 See Placement Requirements
Literature Elective (choose 1)
ENG 241 Survey of American Literature I
ENG 242 Survey of American Literature II
ENG 243 Survey of English Literature I
ENG 244 Survey of English Literature II
ENG 251 Survey of World Literature I
ENG 252 Survey of World Literature II
3 ENG 112
Humanities Elective (choose 1)
FRE 101 Beginning French I
FRE 102 Beginning French II
PHI 111 Logic
PHI 220 Ethics
SPA 101 Beginning Spanish I
SPA 102 Beginning Spanish II
3 See Placement Requirements See Note 4
Choose 1 from Electives Listed previously, or 1 of the following:
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I
ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art II
CHM 241 Organic Chemistry I
EDU 200 Introduction to Teaching as a Profession
HLT 160 Personal Health and Fitness
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts
ITE 119 Information Literacy
3 See Placement Requirements See Note 5
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 61    

Notes

  1. Science students must complete 9 math credits. Students may choose from the following math courses:  MTH 161, MTH 162, MTH 167, MTH 245, MTH 263, MTH 264, and MTH 265. Please note that students cannot receive credit for both MTH 167 and MTH 161/MTH 162. Students intending to transfer to VCU must take MTH 161 and MTH 162 to receive credit for the VCU Precalculus course. MTH 263 and MTH 264 are recommended for chemistry and physics majors. Biology majors should consult with their intended transfer institution and their advisor to choose the most appropriate math courses.

  2. Physics 201/202 is recommended for Biology or Chemistry majors and Physics 241/242 is recommended for Physics majors. Other lab science courses may be used to satisfy this requirement. Please see your advisor to discuss this further.

  3. Students must complete either the General Biology sequence or Advanced Math. The following courses will count for the Advanced Math requirement: MTH 263, MTH 264, MTH 265. MTH 263,MTH 264, MTH 265 is preferred for chemistry and Physics majors. Bio 101 and Bio 102 is preferred for Biology, Biochemistry , and Environmental Science majors. Pre-med students should meet with their advisor to determine the best course option.

  4. Students who have not satisfied the foreign language requirement at their intended transfer institution should consider taking foreign language for this course requirement.

  5. Students who are interested in pursuing a career in science education should take EDU 200 for this course. Students should consult with their advisor and/or transfer institution to determine the most appropriate course.

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