The Associate of Natural Sciences degree is an excellent, flexible, associates degree that prepares you for a technical job, as well as allowing you to transition into a 4-year BS degree if you want to.
Degree Requirements, 2016–2017 Catalog
First Year Experience (FYE) Class (1–2 hours)
- UNIV1100 (1 hour), or
- HONR1101 (2 hours)
The FYE requirement is waived for all transfer students who have earned 30 or more credit hours.
General Education Requirement (24 Hours)
|Complete the following categories of the General Education Program|
|English Composition||(6 hours)|
|Quantitative Reasoning||(This will be met by the math requirement of this degree)|
|Natural Sciences||(This will be met by the science requirement of this degree)|
|Oral Communication||(This will be met by the COMM1103 requirement of this degree)|
|Fine and Performing Arts||(3 hours)|
|Global Perspectives||(3 hours)|
|Historical Perspectives||(3 hours)|
|Human Behavior||(3 hours)|
|Engaged Citizenry||(3 hours)|
Natural Science Concentration Area (16 Hours)
Choose any BIOL/CHEM/GEOL/PHYS/NTSC courses numbered above 1110 (NTSC1110 may be used also.), including at least 2 courses selected from the GEP Natural Sciences list.
Note: Credit only allowed for one of the following courses in each pair: CHEM1121/1141 and CHEM2200/3305.
Mathematics Requirement (3–4 Hours)
Choose one course below:
|STAT1150||Principles of Statistics||3 hours|
|MATH1700||Applied Finite Mathematics||3 hours|
|MATH1900||Brief Calculus with Applications||3 hours|
|MATH2110||Calculus I||4 hours|
Communications Requirement (3 Hours)
- COMM 1103 - Public Speaking/Human Comm
General Electives (11–13 Hours)
Choose any course in any area until 60 total credit hours have been earned.
Total Credit Hours (60)
Additional Minimum Graduation Requirements
- TWO courses flagged as Writing Intensive (WI) - may be satisfied by courses already counted in the GEP