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Degree Plans - Science (AS)

Record details

The Associate of Science in science is designed for students with a science-related major that does not match the coursework required for the AS in Biology, Chemistry or Physics.  This major would be suitable for students interested in health professions that require an advanced degree such as pharmacy, physical therapy and physician assistant, as well as students interested in engineering.

Catalog Year
2021-2022
Degree Type
AS
Field of Study
Yes
Available Online
No
Available Hybrid
No
TSI
Complete
Degree Plan
Major Courses Δ 16 Credits

MATH 1314 College Algebra OR
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry OR
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods OR
MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus Math OR
MATH 2413 Calculus I OR
MATH 2414 Calculus II OR
MATH 2415 Calculus III OR

Two courses from:
BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I OR
BIOL 1407 Biology for Science Majors II OR
BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I OR
BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II OR
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors OR
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I OR
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II OR
CHEM 2423 Organic Chemistry I OR
CHEM 2425 Organic Chemistry II OR
GEOL 1403 Physical Geology OR
GEOL 1404 Historical Geology OR
PHYS 1401 College Physics OR
PHYS 1402 College Physics II OR
PHYS 2425 University Physics OR
PHYS 2426 University Physics II

Select any number of elective hours needed to bring the total semester hours to no fewer than 60.

 
TJC Core Curriculum 44 Credits
In addition to the Major Courses, the student is required to take 44 credit hours from the TJC Core Curriculum. These courses must not duplicate courses taken to fulfill the major course requirement. Major Courses: 16
TJC Core Curriculum: 44
Total Semester Hours: 60

Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester Credit Hours
xxxx x4xx Life and Physical Sciences Core 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
HIST 1301 United States History I 3
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework OR
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing
3
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry OR
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods OR
MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus Math OR
MATH 2413 Calculus I OR
MATH 2414 Calculus II
3
Second Semester Credit Hours
xxxx x4xx Life and Physical Sciences Core 4
ENGL 1302 Composition II OR
ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing
3
HIST 1302 United States History II OR
HIST 2301 Texas History
3
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry OR
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods OR
MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus Math OR
MATH 2413 Calculus I OR
MATH 2414 Calculus II OR
MATH 2415 Calculus III
3
xxxx x3xx Social and Behavioral Sciences Core 3
Third Semester Credit Hours
xxxx x4xx Science Elective* 4
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication
3
xxxx x3xx Creative Arts Core 3
xxxx x3xx Elective 3
Fourth Semester Credit Hours
xxxx x4xx Science Elective* 4
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
xxxx x3xx Lang., Philosophy and Culture Core 3
xxxx x2xx Elective 2
Total Semester Hours 60

Δ Classes chosen in major must be different from courses used for Core requirements.

*Science Electives must be chosen from the following: BIOL 1406/1407/2401/2402/2420; CHEM 1411/1412/2423/2425; GEOL 1403/1404; PHYS 1401/1402/2425/2426.

To receive the degree, the student must make a minimum grade of “C” in all required math and science courses.

Students interested pre-professional areas (Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Veterinary, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Physician Assistant, etc.) are encouraged to meet with a TJC academic advisor and an advisor at their intended transfer institution to review course requirements and customize their degree plan accordingly.