Science AS (Transfer)
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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. Students not passing the computer competency exam for CSC 155 may retake the exam only once.

Science Specialization

Order

Course

Title

Credits

1

SDV 101 Orientation to STEM Disciplines 1

2

MTH 167
or
MTH 161 & MTH 162
or
MTH 263
Precalculus with Trigonometry
or
Precalculus I & Precalculus II
or
Calculus I
5
or
3 & 3
or
4

3

ENG 111 College Composition I 3

4

CHM 111
or
GOL 105
or
PHY 201
or
PHY 241
Laboratory Science I 4

5

HIS 101
or
HIS 121
History Elective 3

6

CSC 155 Computer Concepts and Applications 3

7

MTH 263
or
MTH 245
or
MTH 264
Mathematics Elective 3-4

8

CHM 112
or
GOL 106
or
PHY 202 
or
PHY 242
(Choose second semester
of Laboratory Science I)
Laboratory Science II 4

9

ENG 112 College Composition II 3

10

HLT 105
or
HLT 106
or
DIT 121
or
PED 109
Personal Wellness Elective 1

11

HIS 102
or
HIS 122
History Elective 3

12

BIO 107
or
BIO 141
or
BIO 150
or
CHM 241
Mathematics/Laboratory Science Elective 3-4

13

BIO 101
or
GOL 105
or
PHY 201
or
PHY 241
(Choose course not taken for Laboratory Science I)
Laboratory Science III 4

14

ECO 201
or
PSY 200
or
PSY 230
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3

15

ART 100
or
ENG 251
or
PHI 220
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

16

BIO 142
or
CHM 242
Mathematics/Laboratory Science Elective 3-4

17

BIO 102
or
GOL 106
or
PHY 202
or
PHY 242
(Choose second semester
of Laboratory Science III)
Laboratory Science IV 4

18

CST 229
or
MUS 121
or
PHI 111
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

19

BIO 206
or
BIO 256
or
CST 110
Approved Elective 3

20

CHM 245 & CHM 246
or
SOC 200
or
MTH 245
(If not already completed)
 Approved Elective

2 & 2 (CHM)

or

3

TOTAL

Science Associate of Science - Science Specialization

 

61-66


02.26.20

 

CURRICULUM:
Computer Science Specialization

Order

Course

Title

Credits

1

SDV 101

Orientation to STEM Disciplines

1

2

MTH 263 Calculus I 4

3

ENG 111 College Composition I 3

4

CSC 201 Computer Science I 4

5

HIS 101
or
HIS 121
History Elective 3

6

BIO 101 
or 
CHM 111 
or 
GOL 105 
or 
PHY 241
Laboratory Science I 4

7

MTH 264 Calculus II 4

8

CSC 202 Computer Science II 4

9

ENG 112 College Composition II 3

10

HLT 105
or
HLT 106
or
DIT 121
or
PED 109
Personal Wellness Elective

1

or 

3 (DIT)

11

HIS 102
or
HIS 122
History Elective 3

12

BIO 102 
or 
CHM 112 
or 
GOL 106 
or 
PHY 242
Laboratory Science II  

13

MTH 245
or
MTH 266
or
MTH 267
or
BIO 101
or
CHM 111
or
GOL 105
or
PHY 241
(Choose course not taken
for Laboratory Science I or II)
Mathematics
or
Laboratory Science
or
Computer Science Elective
3-4

14

ECO 210
or
ECO 202
or
PSY 200
or
SOC 200
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3

15

PHI 220
or
ENG 241
or
ART 100
or
CST 229
Humanities/Fine Arts E;ectove 3

16

CSC 208 Introduction to Discrete Structures 3

17

MTH 245
or
MTH 266
or
PHI 111
or
PHI 220
(Choose course not taken for Humanities,
Math/Science/Computer Science elective)
Approved Elective 3

18

PHI 111
or
ENG 251
or
MUS 121
or
CST 151
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

19

CSC 205 Computer Organization 4

TOTAL

Science Associate of Science - Computer Science Specialization

 

61


02.26.20

 

CURRICULUM:
Mathematics Specialization

Order

Course

Title

Credits

1

SDV 101 Orientation to STEM Diciplines 1

2

MTH 263 Calculus I 4

3

ENG 111 College Composition I 3

4

BIO 101
or
CHM 111
or
GOL 105
or
PHY 241
Laboratory Science I 4

5

HIS 101
or
HIS 121
History Elective 3

6

CSC 155 Computer Concepts and Applications 3

7

MTH 264 Calculus II 4

8

BIO 102
or
CHM 112
or
GOL 106
or
PHY 242
(Choose second semester
of Laboratory Science I)
Laboratory Science II  4

9

ENG 112 College Composition II 3

10

HLT 105
or
HLT 106
or
DIT 121
or
PED 109
Personal Wellness Elective 1

11

HIS 102
or
HIS 122
History Elective 3

12

MTH 265 Calculus III 4

13

CHM 111
or
CHM 241 and CHM 245
or
GOL 105
or
PHY 241
or
MTH 266
or
MTH 267
or
CSC 201
(Choose course not taken for Laboratory Science I)
Mathematics, Laboratory Science,
or Computer Science Elective
3-4

14

ECO 201
or
PSY 230
or
SOC 200
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3

15

PHI 220
or
ENG 241
or
ART 100
or
CST 229
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

16

MTH 288 Discrete Mathematics 3

17

MTH 266
or
MTH 267
or
PSY 200
or
ECO 202
Approved Elective 3

18

PHI 111
or
ENG 251
or
MUS 121
or
CST 151
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

19

MTH 245 Statistics I 3

20

MTH 266
or
MTH 267
or
PSY 200
or
ECO 202
Approved Elective 3

TOTAL

Science Associate of Science - Mathematics Specialization  

63


02.26.20

 

CURRICULUM:
Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation

Order

Course

Title

Credit

1

SDV 101 Orientation to STEM Disciplines 1

2

MTH 167
or
MTH 2631
Precalclus with Trigonometry
or
Calculus I
5
or
4

3

ENG 111 College Composition I 3

4

CHM 111
or
GOL 105
or
PHY 201
or
PHY 2413
Approved Laboratory Science I 4

5

HIS 101
or
HIS 121
History of Western Civilization I
or
United States History I
3

6

CSC 155 Computer Concepts and Applications 3

7

MTH 245
or
MTH 263
or
MTH 2641
Statistics I
or
Calculus I
or
Calculus II
3
or
4
or
4

8

CHM 112
or
GOL 106
or
PHY 202
or
PHY 2423
Approved Laboratory Science II
(choose second semester of Laboratory Science I)
4

9

ENG 112 College Composition II 3

10

HLT 105
or
HLT 106
CPR
or
First Aid and Safety
1
or
2

11

EDU 200 Introduction to Teaching as a Profession 3

12

BIO 107
or
BIO 141
or
BIO 150
or
CHM 2412
Approved Mathematics, Laboratory Science,
or Computer Science Elective
4
or
4
or
4
or
3

13

BIO 101
or
GOL 105
or
PHY 201
or
PHY 2412
Approved Laboratory Science III
(choose course not taken for Laboratory Science I
4

14

ECO 201
or
GEO 210
or
PSY 200
or
PSY 2303
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3

15

ART 100
or
ENG 251
or
PHI 220
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

16

BIO 142
or
CHM 2422
Approved Mathematics or Laboratory Science Elective 4
or
3

17

BIO 102
or
GOL 106
or
PHY 202
or
PHY 2422
Approved Laboratory Science IV
(choose second semester of Laboratory Science III)
4

18

CST 229
or
MUS 121
or
PHI 1113
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

19

HIS 102
or
HIS 122
History of Western Civiliazation II
or
United State History II
3

20

CHM 245 & CHM 246
or
SOC 200
or
MTH 245 (if not already completed)
Approved Elective
(does not include personal wellness course)
2 & 2
or
3
or
3

TOTAL

Science Associate of Science - Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation Specialization

 

61-64


02.26.20

1 MTH 263-264 are recommended for students planning to major in Physics or Chemistry. Students not prepared for MTH 263 may be required to take MTH 167 prior to taking MTH 263.

2 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.

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


Name Program Email Phone
Taurus Satterwhite Science AS - Computer Science Specialization TSatterwhite@reynolds.edu 804/523-5509
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
Samuel Horelick Science AS - Mathematics Specialization SHorelick@reynolds.edu 804/523-5975
Pamela Lamb Science AS - Mathematics Specialization PLamb@reynolds.edu 804/523-5505
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
James Wolfle Science AS - Mathematics Specialization Jwolfle@reynolds.edu 804/523-5530
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
Danette Burnette Science AS - Science Specialization DBurnette@reynolds.edu 804/523-5038
Brian Dunn Science AS - Science Specialization BDunn@reynolds.edu 804/523-5258
Christopher Holman Science AS - Science Specialization Cholman@pvcc.edu 804/523-5782
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
Lawrence Wright Science AS - Science Specialization LNWright@reynolds.edu 804/523-5780