The Associate in Science in Natural Science Degree (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
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Degree Requirements
English 100  (3 credits)
Choose at least one course from the following (3):
ENG 106, ENG 209, ENG 210, ENG 225, SP 151, SP 251.
 Quantative Reasoning (4 credits)
 MATH 205 (4)
 
 Humanities Elective (3 credits)
 Choose at least one course from the following:
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, PHIL, REL, SPAN, SP.
 
Natural Science Electives (8 credits)
CHEM 161 (3)
CHEM 161L (1)
Electives (4 credits total) Choose from:
AG 122, 174, 200, 265; ANTH 215; ASTR; BIOC; BIOL; BOT 101;
FSHN; GEOG 101, 101L; GG; MICRO; OCN 201, 201L; PHYS; SCI: ZOOL
 
Social Science Electives (3 credits)
Choose at least one course from the following:
ANTH  (except 215), BOT 105, ECON, FAMR
GEOG (except 101, 101L), POLS, PSY, SSCI, SOC
 
Additional ASNS Requirements (7 credits)
CHEM 162 (3)
CHEM 162L (1)
ICS 101 (3) or higher with approval

 

Biological Science Concentration
Biological Concentration Requirements (16-17 credits)
BIOL 171  (3)
BIOL 171L (1)
BIOL 172  (3)
BIOL 172L (1)
PHYS 151 (4) or 170 (5)
PHYS 152 (4) or 272 (4)
Biological Concentration Electives (12-13 credits)
If not taken for Natural Science Elective, choose from:
AG 200 (4), 265 (4); ANTH 210 (3) 210L (1), 215 (3);ASTR 110 (3), 110L (1);
BIOC 241 (3), 244 (3); BIOL 105 (4), 124 (3), 124L (1), 151 (3), 152 (3),
  200 (4), 225 (4), 226 (5), 265 (3);
GEOG 101 (3), 101L (1); GIS 150 (4), 180 (4); GG 101 (4), 103 (3);
MATH 206 (4), 231 (3), 232 (3); MICR 130 (3), 140 (2);
OCN 201 (3), 201L (1), 250 (3); PHYS 170 (5), 272 (4);
ZOOL 141 (4), 142 (4), 200 (4)
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Physical Science Concentration
 Physical Concentration Requirements (13 credits)
 MATH 206 (4)
 PHYS 170 (5)
 PHYS 272 (4)
 
 Physical Science Concentration Electives (17 credits)
If not taken for Natural Science Elective, choose from:
AG 200 (4), 265 (4); ANTH 210 (3) 210L (1), 215 (3); ASTR 110 (3), 110L (1);
BIOC 241 (3), 244 (3); BIOL 105 (4), 124 (3), 124L (1), 151 (3),152 (3) 171 (3),
    171 (3), 171L (1), 172 (3) 172L (1), , 200 (4), 225 (4), 226 (5), 265 (3);
GEOG 101 (3), 101L (1); GIS 150 (4), 180 (4); GG 101 (4), 103 (3);
MATH 231 (3)*, 232 (3)*; MICR 130 (3), 140 (2);
OCN201 (3), 201L (1), 250 (3);
ZOOL 141 (4), 142 (4), 200 (4)
*Recommended
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