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Science

Associate of Science

SPECIALIZATIONS
Science
Computer Science
Mathematics
Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation

PURPOSE: The associate degree in Science is intended for those who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor of science degree in the natural and physical sciences, mathematics, or computer science. There are four specializations in this degree program that enable students to complete courses that align with their intended majors at a four-year college or university.

The Science specialization is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university in a major that requires a background in the natural or physical sciences and mathematics. With the many advances taking place in all areas of science, the opportunities for persons with expertise in this area are rapidly increasing. This program provides the necessary training for transfer into a broad range of scientific fields, from botany to zoology and from chemistry or geology to physics. In addition, the Science specialization is designed to meet the requirements for admission to a professional school or upper-division major for career preparation in many of the medical professions including nursing, pharmacy, medicine, and veterinary medicine.

The Computer Science specialization is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university in a major that requires a background in the sciences, mathematics, and computer science. Student familiarity with or expertise in computer science is frequently a requirement for study in the disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics, science education, engineering, manufacturing, and related fields. This program will provide the opportunity to obtain this needed preparation. In this rapidly changing field, students should regularly meet with their advisor to keep up with course and curriculum updates.

The Mathematics specialization is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university in a major that requires a background in the sciences, mathematics, and computer science. The Mathematics specialization includes the courses usually required in the first two years of a baccalaureate degree program in mathematics.

The Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation specialization is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university in a major that requires a background in the sciences and/or mathematics, and who plan to teach at the elementary, middle, or secondary school level. The Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation specialization enables the student to participate in field experiences in area schools.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: The following high school units are strongly recommended for the Science specialization: four units of English, three units of college preparatory mathematics, one unit of laboratory science, and two units of foreign language.

The following high school units are strongly recommended for the Computer Science and Mathematics specializations: four units of English; four units of college preparatory mathematics, including algebra (two units), geometry and trigonometry (or advanced math); two units of laboratory science; and one unit of social studies. Students in the Computer Science and Mathematics specializations are urged to begin their programs of study during the fall semester because many courses are sequential and only offered once a year.

Students are encouraged to seek information from the upper-division college, university, or professional school to which transfer is intended as to specific requirements for a particular major or specific admission requirements.

NOTE TO PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS: Students who wish to be licensed to teach in Virginia should earn a baccalaureate degree in a liberal arts, science, or mathematics field. Students should consult with their advisor regarding elective choices that match their desired teaching endorsement area(s). While enrolled at the community college, students should prepare for and successfully complete Praxis Core (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics), the initial teacher licensure examination.

COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by passing the computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, or by completing CSC 155, Computer Concepts and Applications. Students not passing the computer competency exam for CSC 155 may retake the exam only once.

Science Specialization

COURSE

TITLE

LEC. 
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

______1,3

Approved Laboratory Science I

3

3

4

MTH 166 
or 
MTH 173
2

Precalculus with Trigonometry or 
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

5

0

5

CSC___

Computer Science Elective

3-4

0

3-4

TOTAL

15-16

3

16-17

ENG 112

College Composition II

3

0

3

______1,3

Approved Laboratory Science II

3

3

4

MTH 240
or 
MTH 270
or 
MTH 173 
or 
MTH 174
2

Statistics
or 
Applied Calculus
or
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
or
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II

3-5

0

3-5

______1

Social/Behavioral Science Elective

3

0

3

______1

Personal Wellness Elective

0-1

0-2

1

TOTAL

12-15

3-5

14-16

______1

Approved Mathematics, Laboratory Scienceor Computer Science Elective

3-5

0-3

3-5

______1,3

Approved Laboratory Science

3

3

4

HIS 101 
or 
HIS 121

History of Western Civilization I or 
United States History I

3

0

3

______1

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

0

3

______1

Approved Elective

3

0

3

TOTAL

15-17

3-6

16-18

______1

Approved Mathematics or Laboratory Science Elective

3-5

0-3

3-5

______1,3

Approved Laboratory Science II

3

3

4

HIS 102 
or 
HIS 122

History of Western Civilization II or 
United States History II

3

0

3

______1

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

0

3

______1

Approved Elective

3

0

3

TOTAL

15-17

3-6

16-18

Total Minimum Credits for AS Degree in  Science, Science Specialization 62

01.28.16

1 A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.

2 MTH 173-174 are recommended for students planning to major in Physics or Chemistry. Students not prepared for MTH 173 may be required to take MTH 166 prior to taking MTH 173.

3 Approved Laboratory Science I and II should be a year-long laboratory science, e.g., BIO 101-102 and PHY 201-202.

 

CURRICULUM:
Computer Science Specialization

COURSE

TITLE

LEC. 
HRS.
LAB.
HRS.
CRS.
CRE.

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

______1

Laboratory Science I

3

3

4

MTH 173

Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

5

0

5

CSC 201

Computer Science I

4

0

4

TOTAL

16

3

17

ENG 112

College Composition II

3

0

3

______2

Personal Wellness Elective

0-1

0-2

1

______1

Laboratory Science II

3

3

4

MTH 174

Calculus with Analytic Geometry II

5

0

5

CSC 202

Computer Science II

4

0

4

TOTAL

15-16

3-5

17

CSC 208

Introduction to Discrete Structures

3

0

3

CSC 205

Computer Organization

4

0

4

HIS 101 
or 
HIS 121

History of Western Civilization I or 
United States History I

3

0

3

______2

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

0

3

TOTAL

13

0

13

______3

Approved Mathematics, Laboratory Science,
or Computer Science Elective

3-5 0

3-5

______3

Approved Elective

3

0

3

HIS 102 
or 
HIS 122

History of Western Civilization II or 
United States History II

3

0

3

______2

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

0

3

______2

Social/Behavioral Science Elective

3

0

3

TOTAL

15-17

0

15-17

Total Minimum Credits for AS Degree in Science, Computer Science Specialization 62

01.28.16

1 Selection of lab science depends upon the transfer institution selected. Students should consult their advisor for appropriate courses.  Approved Laboratory Science I and II should be a year-long laboratory science, e.g., BIO 101-102 and CHM 111-112.

2 A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.

3 Students must see their advisor for appropriate courses.  Students transferring to VCU should consider taking CSC 295 - Introduction to the Theory of Computations this semester.

 

CURRICULUM:
Mathematics Specialization

COURSE

TITLE

LEC. 
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

______1,7

Approved Laboratory Science I

3

3

4

MTH 1732

Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

5

0

5

CSC___3

Computer Science Elective

3-4

0

3-4

TOTAL

15-17

3

16-18

ENG 112

College Composition II

3

0

3

______1,7

Approved Laboratory Science II

3

3

4

MTH 174

Calculus with Analytic Geometry II

5

0

5

______4

Approved Elective

3-4

0-3

3-4

TOTAL

14-16

3-6

15-17

MTH 277

Vector Calculus

4

0

4

MTH 2405

Statistics

3

0

3

HIS 101 
or 
HIS 121

History of Western Civilization I or 
United States History I

3

0

3

______1

Social/Behavioral Science Elective

3

0

3

______1

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

0

3

TOTAL

16

0

16

______6

Approved Mathematics, Laboratory Science,
or Computer Science Elective

3-5

0-3

3-5

MTH 287

Mathematical Structures

3

0

3

______1

Personal Wellness Elective

0-1

0-2

1

HIS 102 
or 
HIS 122

History of Western Civilization II or 
United States History II

3

0

3

______1

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

0

3

TOTAL

12-15

0-5

13-15

Total Minimum Credits for AS Degree in Science, Mathematics Specialization 60


01.28.16

1 A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.

2 Students not prepared for MTH 173 may be required to take 
MTH 166 prior to taking MTH 173. MTH 166 does not meet the graduation requirements for the Mathematics Specialization.

3 Students may take CSC 201 or another CSC programming course.

4 Approved electives include CSC 202, CSC 205, MTH 285, or another course approved by the student’s advisor.

5 MTH 240 transfers as an elective for students majoring in mathematics at Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia. At VCU, MTH 240 transfers for a mathematics major if the student takes an additional upper-level statistics course at VCU; in this case, the student will receive credit for both MTH 240 and the upper-level statistics course.

6 It is expected that most students intending to major in mathematics will take MTH 279, Ordinary Differential Equations, for this elective. For additional elective options, students should consult the list of approved electives in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.

7 Approved Laboratory Science I and II should be a year-long laboratory science, e.g., BIO 101-102 and PHY 201-202.

 

CURRICULUM:
Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

SDV 101

Orientation to Teacher Preparation

2

0

2

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

______1,4

Approved Laboratory Science I

3

3

4

MTH 166 
or 
MTH 173
2

Precalculus with Trigonometry or Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

5

0

5

CSC ___

Computer Science Elective

3-4

0

3-4

TOTAL

16-17

3

17-18

ENG 112

College Composition II

3

0

3

______1,4

Approved Laboratory Science II

3

3

4

MTH 240
or 
MTH 270
or 
MTH 173 
or 
MTH 174
2

Statistics
or 
Applied Calculus
or
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
or
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II

3-5

0

3-5

______1,4

Any 200-Level English Literature Course or Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

0

3

______1,4

Personal Wellness Elective

0-1

0-2

1

TOTAL

12-15

3-5

14-16

______1,3

Approved Mathematics, Laboratory Science,
or Computer Science Elective

3-5

0-3

3-5

______1,3

Approved Laboratory Science I

3

3

4

HIS 101 
or 
HIS 121

History of Western Civilization I
or 
United States History I

3

0

3

EDU 200

Introduction to Teaching as a Profession

2

2

3

TOTAL

11-13

5-8

13-15

______1,3

Approved Mathematics or Laboratory Science Elective

3-5

0-3

3-5

______1,3

Approved Laboratory Science II

3

3

4

HIS 102 
or 
HIS 122

History of Western Civilization II
or
United States History II

3

0

3

______1,4

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

0

3

______1,4

Social/Behavioral Science Elective

3

0

3

TOTAL

15-17

3-6

16-18

Total Minimum Credits for AS Degree in Science – Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation Specialization 60

06.22.16

1 A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.

2 MTH 173-174 are recommended for students planning to major in Physics or Chemistry. Students not prepared for MTH 173 may be required to take MTH 166 prior to taking MTH 173.

3 Students completing the Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation Specialization with the intention of being a science teacher must check with their transfer institution to determine the appropriate elective. Students completing the Teacher Preparation Specialization in Mathematics and Science with the intention of being a mathematics teacher are strongly encouraged to contact their transfer institution to determine the appropriate elective.

 4 Students should consult with their advisor and transfer institution to determine the best choice for their program.

MATHEMATICS

MTH 103 Applied Technical Mathematics I 3 cr.

Presents a review of arithmetic and elements of algebra. (Geometry and trigonometry are covered in MTH 104). Directs applications to specialty areas.Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 103 and one unit of high school mathematics or equivalent.Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 115 Technical Mathematics I 3 cr.

Presents algebra through exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, vectors, analytic geometry, and complex numbers. Part I of II.Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 115 and completion of Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II, or equivalent.Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 116 Technical Mathematics II 3 cr.

Presents algebra through exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, vectors, analytic geometry, and complex numbers. Part II of II.Prerequisite: MTH 115.Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 120 Introduction to Mathematics 3 cr.

Introduces number systems, logic, basic algebra, and descriptive statistics.Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 120 and MTE or equivalent. (Intended for occupational/technical programs.)Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 121 Fundamentals of Mathematics I 3 cr.

Covers concepts of numbers, fundamental operations with numbers, formulas and equations, measurement and geometry, graphical analysis, binary numbers, Boolean and matrix algebra, linear programming, and elementary concepts of statistics. Emphasizes mathematical problem solving, use of technology, and the language of mathematics.Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 121 and one unit of high school mathematics or equivalent. (Intended for occupational/technical programs.)Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 126 Mathematics for Allied Health 3 cr.

Presents scientific notation, precision and accuracy, decimals and percents, ratio and proportion, variation, simple equations, techniques of graphing, use of charts and tables, logarithms, and the metric system.Prerequisite: Placement recommendation for MTH 126 or completion through MTE 3.Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 146 Introduction to Elementary Statistics 3 cr.

Introduces the methods of statistics, including sampling from normally distributed populations, estimation, regression, testing of hypotheses, and point and interval estimation methods.Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 146 and Algebra I or equivalent.Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 150 Topics in Geometry 3 cr.

Presents the fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and introduces non-Euclidean geometries and current topics.Prerequisite: Level 4 on the Compass Placement Test and Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry, or equivalent.Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I 3 cr.

Presents topics in sets, logic, numeration systems, geometric systems, and elementary computer concepts.Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 151 and Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry, or equivalent.Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 152 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts II 3 cr.

Presents topics in functions, combinatorics, probability, statistics, and algebraic systems.Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 152 and completion of Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry, or equivalent.Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 163 Precalculus I 3 cr.

Prepares students for applied calculus or elementary discrete mathematics. Presents college algebra and matrices and algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions.Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 163 and completion of Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry, or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for more than one of the following: MTH 163 or MTH 166.)Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 166 Precalculus with Trigonometry 5 cr.

Presents college algebra, analytic geometry, and trigonometry, and algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions.Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 166 and Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry, or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for more than one of the following: MTH 163 or MTH 166.)Lecture 5 hours per week.

MTH 170 Foundations in Contemporary Mathematics 3 cr.

Covers topics in the mathematics of social choice, management sciences, statistics, and growth. Uses physical demonstrations and techniques to teach the power and utility of mathematics.Prerequisite: Placement recommendation for MTH 170 or completion through MTE.Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 173 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5 cr.

Presents analytic geometry and the calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions, including the study of limits, derivatives, differentials, and introduction to integration along with their applications. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs.Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 173 and four units of high school mathematics, including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Trigonometry, or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for more than one of MTH 173, MTH 175, or MTH 273.)Lecture 5 hours per week.

MTH 174 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 5 cr.

Continues the study of analytic geometry and the calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions, including rectangular, polar, and parametric graphing, indefinite and definite integrals, methods of integration, and power series along with applications. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs.Prerequisite: MTH 173 or equivalent.Lecture 5 hours per week.

MTH 199 Supervised Study - Conics Sections and Herren's Formula 1 cr.

Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. Presents Conics Sections and Herren's Formula.Prerequisite: completion of MTE 1-9, if recommended by placement test.Lecture 1 hour per week.

MTH 240 Statistics 3 cr.

Presents an overview of statistics, including descriptive statistics, elementary probability, probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, and correlation and regression.Prerequisite: A placement recommendation for MTH 240 and MTH 163 or MTH 166, MTH 170, or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 240 and MTH 241.)Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 270 Applied Calculus 3 cr.

Introduces limits, continuity, differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions, techniques of integration, and partial differentiation.Prerequisite: MTH 163 or MTH 166 or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 270 and MTH 271.)Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 277 Vector Calculus 4 cr.

Presents vector-valued functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and topics from the calculus of vectors. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs.Prerequisite: MTH 174 or equivalent.Lecture 4 hours per week.

MTH 279 Ordinary Differential Equations 4 cr.

Introduces ordinary differential equations. Includes first order differential equations and second and higher order ordinary differential equations with application. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs.Prerequisite: MTH 174 or equivalent.Lecture 4 hours per week.

MTH 282 Mathematical Reasoning: Introduction to Higher Mathematics 3 cr.

Introduces topics in upper-level mathematics courses, such as mathematical reasoning and proofs, set theory, abstract algebra, and abstract analysis. Covers logic and methods of proof; set theory and cardinality; deductive reasoning and axiomatic method; introduction to groups, rings, and fields; construction of real numbers and basic combinatorics.Prerequisites: MTH 164, MTH 166, or above or permission of instructor.Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 285 Linear Algebra 3 cr.

Covers matrices, vector spaces, determinants, solutions of systems of linear equations, basis and dimension, Eigen values, and Eigen vectors. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs.Prerequisite: MTH 174 or equivalent.Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 287 Mathematical Structures 3 cr.

Presents topics in mathematical structures of value to students majoring in computer science or other disciplines requiring programming skills. Covers logic, set theory, number theory, combinatorics, functions, relations, and graph theory.Prerequisite: MTH 166 or equivalent.Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 50 Mathematics for Teacher Entrance Exams 2 cr.

Provides participants with review and practice for the mathematics portion of the licensure examination required of all beginning teachers in Virginia. Test-taking strategies are emphasized throughout.Prerequisite: MTE 3 or equivalent.Lecture 2 hours per week.


Name Program Email Phone
Taurus Satterwhite Science AS - Computer Science Specialization TSatterwhite@reynolds.edu 804/523-5509
Zachary Whitten Science AS - Computer Science Specialization ZWhitten@reynolds.edu 804/523-5025
Theodore Adams Science AS - Mathematics Specialization TAdams@reynolds.edu 804/523-5511
Kay Brooks Science AS - Mathematics Specialization KBrooks@reynolds.edu 804/523-5502
Christos (Chris) Fulakis Science AS - Mathematics Specialization CFulakis@reynolds.edu 804/523-5512
Kimberly Hasley Science AS - Mathematics Specialization KHasley@reynolds.edu 804/523-5250
Ruth Henley Science AS - Mathematics Specialization RHenley@reynolds.edu 804/523-5522
Samuel Horelick Science AS - Mathematics Specialization SHorelick@reynolds.edu 804/523-5975
Randolph Joe Science AS - Mathematics Specialization RJoe@reynolds.edu 804/523-5784
Pamela Lamb Science AS - Mathematics Specialization PLamb@reynolds.edu 804/523-5505
Richard Lampe Science AS - Mathematics Specialization rlampe@reynolds.edu 804/523-5225
Ann Loving Science AS - Mathematics Specialization ALoving@reynolds.edu 804/523-5783
Sunita Luthar Science AS - Mathematics Specialization SLuthar@reynolds.edu 804/523-5702
Marquita Sea Science AS - Mathematics Specialization msea@reynolds.edu 804/523-5506
Kathryn Swadgelo Science AS - Mathematics Specialization kswadgelo@reynolds.edu 804/523-5788
Clifton Webb Science AS - Mathematics Specialization CWebb@reynolds.edu 804/523-5036
Patricia Weisbrod Science AS - Mathematics Specialization PWeisbrod@reynolds.edu 804/523-5523
James Wolfle Science AS - Mathematics Specialization Jwolfle@reynolds.edu 804/523-5530
Julia Woodbury Science AS - Mathematics Specialization JWoodbury@reynolds.edu 804/523-5513
Eric Barna Science AS - Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation Specialization EBarna@reynolds.edu 804/523-5542
Shalini Upadhyaya Science AS - Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation Specialization supadhyaya@reynolds.edu 804/523-5374
Janet Adams Science AS - Science Specialization jadams@reynolds.edu 804/523-5255
Brian Dunn Science AS - Science Specialization BDunn@reynolds.edu 804/523-5258
Christopher Holman Science AS - Science Specialization cholman@reynolds.edu 804/523-5103
Jerrod Hunter Science AS - Science Specialization JHunter@reynolds.edu 804/523-5096
Karen Layou Science AS - Science Specialization KLayou@reynolds.edu 804/523-5591
William Mott Science AS - Science Specialization wmott@reynolds.edu 804/523-5750
Karen Neal Science AS - Science Specialization kneal@reynolds.edu 804/523-5180
Deborah Neely-Fisher Science AS - Science Specialization DNeely-Fisher@reynolds.edu 804/523-5592
John Ochab Science AS - Science Specialization JOchab@reynolds.edu 804/523-5312
Ramzi Ockaili Science AS - Science Specialization ROckaili@reynolds.edu 804/523-5742
Bryan Rhodes Science AS - Science Specialization BRhodes@reynolds.edu 804/523-5624
Sevag Sinanian Science AS - Science Specialization SSinanian@reynolds.edu 804/523-5779
Ann Sullivan Science AS - Science Specialization ASullivan@reynolds.edu 804/523-5777
Shalini Upadhyaya Science AS - Science Specialization supadhyaya@reynolds.edu 804/523-5374
Otelia Vines Science AS - Science Specialization OVines@reynolds.edu 804/523-5184
Danette Young Science AS - Science Specialization dyoung@reynolds.edu 804/523-5038