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Natural Science (ASNS)

UH Maui College’s Associate in Science in Natural Science (ASNS) degree provides a comprehensive academic background for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology (STEM) subject areas. There are two concentration areas, either the Biological Science or the Physical Science.

DEGREES THAT CAN BE EARNED

Associate in Science Degree

*Program length depends on student placement and credit load.

The Associate in Science degree in Natural Science (ASNS) provides a comprehensive background in science and math courses and is designed specifically for students who are planning to transfer to baccalaureate degree programs in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). Students may choose to concentrate in either the biological sciences or the physical sciences. Two concentrations are offered: Biological Science and Physical Science.

Graduation Requirements

  • Credits: Minimum Applicable: 60 credits, 100-level or higher
  • Grades: Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0
  • Residency: Minimum UHMC: 12 credits
  • Writing Intensive (WI): Two courses
English: 6 credits
ENG 100
Choose at least one course from the following(3): ENG 106, ENG 209, ENG 210, ENG 225,SP 151, SP 251
Total
Credits
3
3
 
6
Quantative Reasoning: 4 credits
MATH 205
Total
Credits
4
4
Humanities Elective: 3 credits
Choose at least one course from the following(3): ANTH 235, ART, BUS/COM 130, DNCE, DRAM, EALA, ENG 104, ENG 250-257, FIL, HAW, HWST (except 211), HIST, HUM, ILO, JPNS, LING, MUS; PHRM 203; PHIL, REL, SPAN, SP; SSM 101, 201, 202.
Total
Credits
3
 
 
 
3
Natural Science Electives: 8 credits
CHEM 161
CHEM 161L
Electives(4) selected from this list: AG 122, 174, 200, 265; ANTH 215; ASTR; BIOC; BIOL; BOT 101; FSHN; GEOG 101, 101L; GG; MICR; OCN 201, 201L; PHRM 203; PHYS; SCI; SSM 101, 201, 202; ZOOL.
Total
Credits
3
1
4
 
 
8
Social Science Electives: 3 credits
Choose at least one course from the following(3): ANTH (except 201L, 215 & 235); BOT 105, COM (except BUS/COM 130), ECON, FAMR 230; GEOG (except 101, 101L); HWST 211; PACS, POLS, PSY, SSCI, SOC.
Total
Credits
3
 
3
Additional ASNS Requirements: Biological 7-8 credits; Physical 7 credits
CHEM 162
CHEM 162L
ICS 101(3); GIS/ICS 150(4), 180(4); or other with approval
Total
Credits
3
1
3-4
7-8
Biological Concentration Requirements: 16-17 credits
BIOL 171
BIOL 171L
BIOL 172
BIOL 172L
PHYS 151(4) or 170(5)
PHYS 152(4) or 272(4)
Total
Credits
3
1
3
1
4-5
4-5
16-17
Biological Concentration Electives: 13-14 credits
If not taken for Natural Science elective, choose from: AG 122(3), 174(3), 200(4), 265(4); ANTH 210(3), 210L(1), 215(3); ASTR 110(3), 110L(1); BIOC 241(3), 244(3); BIOL 100(3), 101(4), 102(4), 103(4), 105(4), 124(3), 124L(1), 151(3), 152(3), 200(4), 225(4), 226(5), 265(3), 282(3); BOT 101(4); FSHN 185(3), 285(3), 286(3), GEOG 101(3), 101L(1); GG 101(4), 103(3); GIS/ICS 150(4), 180(4); MATH 206(4), 231(3), 232(3); MICR 130(3), 140(2); OCN 201(3), 201L(1), 250(3); PHRM 203(3); SCI 121(4), 122(3); SSM 101(3), 201(3), 202(3); ZOOL.
101(4), 141(4), 142(4), 200(4).
Total
Credits
1-4
 
 
 
 
 
 
13-14
Physical Concentration Requirements: 13 credits
MATH 206
PHYS 170
PHYS 272
Total
Credits
4
5
4
13
Physical Science Concentration Electives: 17 credits
If not taken for Natural Science elective, choose from: AG 122(3), 174(3), 200(4), 265(4); ANTH 210(3), 210L(1), 215(3); ASTR 110(3), 110L(1); BIOC 241(3), 244(3); BIOL 100(3), 101(4), 102(4), 103(4), 105(4), 124(3), 124L(1), 151(3), 152(3), 171(3), 171L(1), 172(3), 172L(1), 200(4), 225(4), 226(5), 265(3), 282(3); BOT 101(4); FSHN 185(3), 285(3), 286(3); GEOG 101(3), 101L(1); GIS/ICS 150(4), 180(4); GG 101(4), 103(3); MATH 231(3)*, 232(3)*; MICR 130(3), 140(2); OCN 201(3), 201L(1), 250(3); PHRM 203(3); SCI 121(4) 122(4); SSM 101(3), 201(3), 202(3); ZOOL 101(4), 141(4), 142(4), 200(4) *Recommended
Total
Credits
1-4
 
 
 
 
 
 
17