II. ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE – SCIENCES

From Fall 2021, the Associate Degree in Science is split into two tracks – one focusing on Biology and Chemistry, and the other on Environmental and Marine Science,

Programme Description – Biology and Chemistry Track

The Associate of Science in Sciences (Biology/Chemistry track) is designed to give students an introduction to college level Chemistry, Biology and Physics. Those students who satisfy the requirements of this programme will normally have completed the equivalent of the first two years of study towards a Bachelor’s degree in either Chemistry or Biology. The programme aims to produce graduates who possess critical thinking and problem-solving skills as applied to science issues. Students may use this degree to satisfy the entry requirements for some medical schools or to gain entry into a pre-med programme. This general science major is particularly useful for students whose interests are not limited to a single scientific field and for students who want to pursue degrees in health-related fields (e.g. medicine, dentistry, veterinary sciences and physical therapy). 

Programme Objectives – Biology and Chemistry Track

 At the end of the programme, students should be able to:

1.       Produce and present laboratory reports and communicate with technical precision.

2.       Use general laboratory apparatus and equipment.

3.       Complete the necessary coursework to continue their studies at the bachelor’s level in Chemistry or Biology or health-related fields.

4.       Recognize and recall information from mathematical and scientific principles such as biology, mathematics, physics and chemistry.

5.       Interpret and use appropriately, scientific and mathematical ideas and principles. 

Prerequisites – Biology and Chemistry Track

Mathematics IGCE/CXC at grade A* - C/1 – 3.

 Students without the required prerequisites for Math and Science courses must ensure that these are completed prior to registration for these courses. MAT 105/106 is the prerequisite for MAT 233, and both MAT 106 and MAT 121 are the prerequisites for MAT 221. It is therefore advisable to take MAT 106 and MAT 121 in Year 1 of the programme, unless the student qualifies for direct entry. Students taking BIO, CHE or PHY who do not possess a CXC/IGCSE qualification or equivalent in the subject, must first take the introductory course.

 

Programme Description – Environmental and Marine Science Track

 The purpose of the Associate of Science in Science (Environmental/Marine Science track) is to develop the student’s knowledge and understanding of human-environmental interactions. Coursework in the natural sciences, such as biology, marine science and environmental science, as well as chemistry and mathematics, will provide an interdisciplinary approach to solving environmental problems such as conservation of natural resources, mitigation of natural hazards and protection of the environment.

 

Programme Objectives – Environmental and Marine Science Track 

At the end of the programme, students should be able to:

  1. Accumulate knowledge of environmental issues by taking courses in  environmental science, biology, chemistry and mathematics. 

  1. Demonstrate use of the scientific method as applied to environmental problems.

  1. Engage in community service to solve environmental problems.

 Prerequisites – Environmental and Marine Science Track

 Mathematics IGCE/CXC at grade A* - C/1 – 3.

 Students without the required prerequisites for Math and Science courses must ensure that these are completed prior to registration for these courses. MAT 105/106 is the prerequisite for MAT 233. It is therefore advisable to take MAT 106 in Year 1 of the programme, unless the student qualifies for direct entry. Students taking BIO, CHE or PHY who do not possess a CXC/IGCSE qualification or equivalent in the subject, must first take the introductory course.

Students wishing to transfer to an overseas institution to further their studies may find that there is a Calculus requirement. In this circumstance, it would be advisable to take MAT 121 – Precalculus as the Science/Math elective in Year II.

 

Program Length

 These programmes are two years for full-time students.  

Programme Requirements - Biology/Chemistry Track

cOURSE NUMBER

COURSE NAME

CREDIT HOURS

BIO 101              

College Biology I/Lab

4 Credits

BIO 102

College Biology II/Lab

4 Credits

BIO 206

Cell Biology/Lab

4 Credits

BIO 207

Genetics/Lab

4 Credits

CHE 111                 

General Chemistry I/Lab

4 Credits

CHE 112

General Chemistry II/Lab

4 Credits

CHE 211

Organic Chemistry I/Lab

4 Credits

CHE 212

Organic Chemistry II/Lab

4 Credits

COL 101                          

College and Employability Skills

3 Credits

COM 110                          

Computer Applications in Business

3 Credits

ENG 101                          

College Composition I

3 Credits

ENG 102                          

College Composition II 

3 Credits

MAT 221

Calculus I with Analytical Geometry

4 Credits

MAT 222

Calculus II

4 Credits

MAT 233

Probability and Statistics

3 Credits

PHY 110

Physics I – Mechanics /Lab

4 Credits

PHY 120

Physics II – Electricity & Magnetism/Lab

4 Credits

Social Sciences 

3 Credits

MINIMUM REQUIRED:

66 CREDITS

The following sequence is suggested for all full-time Associate of Science in Sciences - Biology/Chemistry track students. If this recommended sequence is not followed, the student is not guaranteed to graduate on time.

FALL I

SPRING I

COURSE

CREDITS

COURSE

CREDITS

 COL 101

 3

ENG 101

 3

PHY 110

 4

PHY 120

 3

 BIO 101

 4

 BIO 102

 4

 CHE 111

 4

CHE 112

 4

SUMMER

COURSE

CREDITS

COM 110

3

ENG 102

3

FALL II

SPRING II

COURSE

CREDITS

COURSE

CREDITS

 Social Science

 3

MAT 233

 3

MAT 221

 4

 MAT 222

 4

 BIO 206

 4

BIO 207

 4

 CHE 211

 4

 CHE 212

 4

 Please consult your advisor when registering for courses in each semester.

Programme Requirements - Environmental/Marine Sciences Track

cOURSE NUMBER

COURSE NAME

CREDIT HOURS

BIO 101              

College Biology I/Lab

4 Credits

BIO 102

College Biology II/Lab

4 Credits

BIO 206

Cell Biology/Lab

4 Credits

BIO 207

Genetics/Lab

4 Credits

CHE 111                 

General Chemistry I/Lab

4 Credits

CHE 112

General Chemistry II/Lab

4 Credits

COL 101                          

College and Employability Skills

3 Credits

COM 110                          

Computer Applications in Business

3 Credits

ENG 101                          

College Composition I

3 Credits

ENG 102                          

College Composition II 

3 Credits

ENV 101

Environmental Science I

3 Credits

ENV 102

Environmental Science II

3 Credits

ENV 203

Introduction to Marine Science I

3 Credits

ENV 204

Introduction to Marine Science II

3 Credits

MAT 233

Probability and Statistics

3 Credits

Social Sciences 

3 Credits

Language Requirement (Spanish or a Computer Language)

3-4 Credits

Science/Math Elective

3-4 Credits

MINIMUM REQUIRED:

60-62 CREDITS

The following sequence is suggested for all full-time Associate of Science in Sciences - Environmental/Marine Science track students. If this recommended sequence is not followed, the student is not guaranteed to graduate on time.

FALL I

SPRING I

COURSE

CREDITS

COURSE

CREDITS

 COL 101

 3

ENG 101

 3

CHE 111

 4

CHE 112

 3

ENV 101

 3

 ENV 102

 3

 

 BIO 101

 4

BIO 102

 4

SUMMER

COURSE

CREDITS

COM 110

3

ENG 102

3

FALL II

SPRING II

COURSE

CREDITS

COURSE

CREDITS

 Social Science

 3

MAT 233

 3

Language Requirement

 3-4

 Science/Math Elective

 3-4

 ENV 203

 3

ENV 204

 3

 BIO 206

 4

 BIO 207

 4

 Please consult your advisor when registering for courses in each semester.

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