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Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Division

Mathematics/Science

Program Description

(This program is ending in 2021 and is no longer accepting students for this major.)

The Mathematics/Science Program provides the fundamentals in mathematics and the sciences, enabling students to continue their education in mathematics, the physical sciences, the biological sciences and computer science. Students may enter the areas of science and technology, or should use the program for pre-engineering, pre-medicine, or transfer to a four-year institution, etc. Students should consult with the STEM Division early to determine specific electives.

General Education Core course listings and definitions appear on pages 54-57. Placement testing will determine the sequencing of courses. Additional courses may be required. The suggested sequence for full-time students is shown below. Note: To complete the degree in two years, students are advised to complete the courses in the sequence listed beginning in the fall semester.

Program Requirements

Competency or Program Requirement Course Number and Title Required Credits
FIRST SEMESTER
Continuing Learning/Information Literacy and Ethics Choose any Continuing Learning/Information Literacy and Ethics listed 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H172 College Algebra or higher 3-4
Scientific Knowledge and
Understanding
See footnote◊ 4
General Elective Choose any credit-bearing course 3
SECOND SEMESTER
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication listed 3
Scientific Reasoning See footnote◊ 4
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena listed 3
Written Communication ENG*H102 Literature & Composition OR ENG*H200 Advanced Composition OR ENG*H202 Technical Writing 3
Program Requirement Choose any Directed Elective1(choose from list below). If a pre-requisite for Calculus I is needed, choose MAT*H185 Trigonometric Functions or MAT*H186 Pre-Calculus 3-4
THIRD SEMESTER
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication listed (except HRT*H202) 3
Program Requirement MAT*H254 Calculus I 4
Program Requirement Choose any Directed Elective1(choose from list below) 4
General Elective Choose any credit-bearing course 3
FOURTH SEMESTER
Historical Knowledge and Understanding Choose any Historical Knowledge and Understanding listed 3
Program Requirement Choose any Directed Elective1
(choose from list below)
4
Program Requirement Choose any Directed Elective1 (choose from list below) 4
General Elective Choose any credit-bearing course 3

Total Credits: 61-62

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.
1Directed electives: AST*H101 or H111
BIO*H121 or above
CHE*H121 or above
GLG*H121
MAT*H167 or above
MET*H101
PHY*H121 or above
RES H200

◊For Scientific Knowledge and Understanding and Scientific Reasoning, students must pick one of the following course sequences:
BIO*H121 General Biology I and BIO*H122 General Biology II (spring only) OR
BIO*H155 General Botany and BIO*H145 General Zoology (spring only) (SCSU transfer only) OR
CHE*H121 General Chemistry I and CHE*H122 General Chemistry II (spring only) OR
PHY*H221 Calculus-Based Physics I and PHY*H222 Calculus-Based Physics II

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively.
  2. Be proficient in mathematics through calculus.
  3. Have strong, varied science background.
  4. Transfer to four-year institutions.

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