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ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE

DEGREE: Associate in Science

To provide science instruction in biology, chemistry, and physics to enable students to complete their respective curricular programs or to transfer college credits through the Associate of Science degree program, and to provide specialized training to meet the workplace requirements of local business and industry.

This program prepares the student to transfer courses and the degree in its entirety to a four-year senior college. The degree stresses the natural sciences, mathematics, communications, the social sciences and humanities. Entrance requirements for transfer students vary widely among senior colleges and universities. Transfer of credits is a privilege granted by the institution to which the student plans to transfer, and all applicants and requests for transfer of credits are evaluated individually. Each student must complete courses with grades acceptable to the college to which the student seeks to transfer. Thus, it is strongly recommended that a student discuss transferring to a four-year institution with a representative of that institution early in the student’s academic career at Florence-Darlington Technical College. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of each student, with the assistance of a counselor or academic advisor, to plan his/her program of study to meet the requirements of the college to which the student expects to transfer.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTRANCE

Required Courses

High School: None
College: None

NOTE:  A grade of "C" or better is required for each prerequisite course.

Other Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Minimum Cumulative GPA  of 2.0

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  1. Any course with one of the following prefixes requires a grade of "C" or better: ENG 101 and ENG 102
  2. Any course with one of the following prefixes may not be attempted more than twice: BIO, CHM, PHS, PHY

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

The Associate in Science program must contain a basic core of general education courses. The core must include at least one course from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, natural sciences/mathematics, and oral/written communications.

Required Courses (12 semester hours)


Course Class Lab Credit
ENG 101 English Composition I 3 0 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3 0 3
PSY 201 General Psychology 3 0 3
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3 0 3

Natural Sciences and Mathematics
(total 26 semester hours = any combination of courses with a minimum of 8 hours sciences and 6 hours mathematics)


Course Class Lab Credit
BIO 101 Biological Science I 3 3 4
BIO 102 Biological Science II 3 3 4
BIO 210 Anatomy And Physiology I 3 3 4
BIO 211 Anatomy And Physiology II 3 3 4
BIO 225 Microbiology 3 3 4
CHM 110 College Chemistry I 3 3 4
CHM 111 College Chemistry II 3 3 4
MAT 110 College Algebra 3 0 3
MAT 111 College Trigonometry 3 0 3
MAT 120 Probability And Statistics 3 0 3
MAT 122 Finite College Mathematics 3 0 3
MAT 130 Elementary Calculus 3 0 3
MAT 140 Analytical Geometry And Calculus I 4 0 4
MAT 141 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II 4 0 4
MAT 240 Analytical Geometry and Calculus III 4 0 4
PHS 101 Physical Science I ** 3 3 4
PHS 102 Physical Science II ** 3 3 4
PHY 201 Physics I 3 3 4
PHY 202 Physics II 3 3 4
PHY 221 University Physics I 3 3 4

Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum of 3 semester hours)


Course Class Lab Credit
ART 101 Art History and Appreciation 3 0 3
ARV 123 Composition And Color ** 3 0 3
FRE 101 Elementary French I 4 0 4
FRE 102 Elementary French II 4 0 4
HSS 205 Technology and Society ** 3 0 3
MUS 105 Music Appreciation 3 0 3
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3 0 3
PHI 110 Ethics 3 0 3
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I 4 0 4
SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II 4 0 4
THE 101 Introduction to Theatre 3 0 3

Social and Behavioral Science (minimum of 3 semester hours)


Course Class Lab Credit
CRJ 101 Introduction To Criminal Justice ** 3 0 3
CRJ 125 Criminology ** 3 0 3
ECO 210 Macroeconomics 3 0 3
ECO 211 Microeconomics 3 0 3
GEO 102 World Geography 3 0 3
PSC 201 American Government 3 0 3
PSY 203 Human Growth and Development 3 0 3
PSY 208 Human Sexuality 3 0 3
PSY 210 Educational Psychology ** 3 0 3
PSY 212 Abnormal Psychology 3 0 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
SOC 205 Social Problems 3 0 3
SOC 210 Juvenile Delinquency 3 0 3
SOC 220 Sociology of The Family 3 0 3
SOC 235 Thanatology 3 0 3

History (minimum of 3 semester hours)


Course Class Lab Credit
HIS 101 Western Civilization To 1689 3 0 3
HIS 102 Western Civilization Post 1689 3 0 3
HIS 115 African-American History ** 3 0 3
HIS 201 American History: Discovery To 1877 3 0 3
HIS 202 American History: 1877 to Present 3 0 3
HIS 222 Global Women's History ** 3 0 3
HIS 230 The American Civil War ** 3 0 3

Literature (minimum of 3 semester hours)


Course Class Lab Credit
ENG 201 American Literature I 3 0 3
ENG 202 American Literature II 3 0 3
ENG 205 English Literature I 3 0 3
ENG 206 English Literature II 3 0 3
ENG 208 World Literature I 3 0 3
ENG 209 World Literature II 3 0 3
ENG 214 Fiction 3 0 3
ENG 218 Drama 3 0 3
ENG 222 Poetry 3 0 3
ENG 230 Women in Literature 3 0 3
ENG 234 Survey in Minority Literature ** 3 0 3
ENG 236 African American Literature 3 0 3
ENG 238 Creative Writing ** 3 0 3
ENG 260 Advanced Technical Communications 3 0 3

Elective Courses (12 semester hours)
Electives may be chosen, with assistance of advisor, from the list below or any appropriate transfer curriculum course offered at the College.


Course Class Lab Credit
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3 0 3
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3 0 3
ACC 230 Cost Accounting I ** 3 0 3
BUS 123 Business Law II ** 3 0 3
BUS 240 Business Statistics ** 3 0 3
COL 103 College Skills ** 3 0 3
CPT 170 Microcomputer Applications ** 3 0 3
REL 103 Comparative Religion ** 3 0 3
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I 3 0 3
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II 3 0 3
** This course is not on the state transfer list; it satisfies the degree requirements but may not transfer. Students should check with the transfer-institution to determine if transfer credit will be assigned.
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  62

PROGRAM AND EMPLOYMENT TIDBITS

Contact Person: David Saleeby

Waiting List: No

Local Starting Salary: $30,000.00

Local Average Salary: $35,000.00

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