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Associate in Science (SCIE.AS)

Minimum credits60
Minimum cumulative GPA2.0
Minimum grade in all courses2.0
Minimum JC credits15
MACRAO AgreementNo

NOTE: Only courses with a 2.0 or better transfer to most four-year colleges and universities. To complete the MACRAO Articulation Agreement, students need to plan their courses carefully. Completion of the Associate in Science degree does NOT guarantee the MACRAO designation.

This degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree. It is selected by students planning to pursue a career in engineering, medicine, health sciences and other science related professions.

ADO 1: Write clearly, concisely and intelligibly (6 credits)

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ADO 2: Speak clearly, concisely and intelligibly (3 credits)

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ADO 3: Demonstrate computational skills and mathematical reasoning (4-5 credits)

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ADO 4: Demonstrate scientific reasoning (4-5 credits)

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ADO 5: Understand human behavior and social systems, the principles which govern them and their implications for the present and future (3-4 credits)

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ADO 6: Understand aesthetic experience and artistic creativity (6 credits)

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ADO 7: Think critically

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ADO 8: Make responsible decisions in personal and professional contexts

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ADO 9: Work productively with others, recognizing individual contributions to group success

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ADO 10: Understand and respect the diversity and interdependence of the world’s peoples and cultures (3-4 credits)

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Natural Science - (16 credits)

(At least one course must be from a different discipline than taken in ADO 4.)

Courses cannot be counted toward both general education and additional degree requirements.

Program Requriements

Additional courses** so that total degree equals 60 credits. Plan to visit an academic advisor to obtain a guide sheet and/ or to discuss requirements for your selected program of study. Students are encouraged to choose courses that transfer as equivalent credit to four-year colleges and universities. Students are responsible to see that courses taken meet the requirements for their chosen program of study.

**Courses identified as remedial or developmental cannot be used as credits toward degrees or certificates. These courses currently include: CIS 090, 095; ENG 080, 085, 090, 101, 102, 109, 110; MAT 010, 020, 031, 033, 035, 090, 095, 098, 100, and 110; and MTT 009. MTH 120 is also excluded from fulfilling the Associate in Science degree requirements.

Additional courses excluded from credits toward degrees and certificates are continuing education courses (prefix CCE, CED, CEU, CFO, CJT, CSS, ESL, LTL) and courses offered through JC’s workforce training programs (prefixes JTI, PDI).

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* You may meet this prerequisite based on your course placement, ACT score or successful college coursework. Visit our web site for current assessment options and requirements.

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