Associate in Science in Natural Science

 
 

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For more information, contact Ross Langston

Windward Community College
Department of Natural Sciences
45-720 Kea‘ahala Rd
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Phone: 236-7416
Fax: 247-5362

The Associate in Science in Natural Science is a transfer degree designed for students pursuing STEM-related educational and career goals. The courses are designed to prepare students to transfer into science programs at UH Mānoa, UH Hilo, and UH West O'ahu.

The Associate in Science in Natural Science degree has four concentrations; Biological Science, Engineering, Physical Science and Pre-Computer Science.


Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of Associate in Science in Natural Sciences, students will be able to:

  • Analyze data effectively using the most currently available technology
  • Communicate scientific ideas and principles clearly and effectively
  • Analyze and apply fundamental mathematical, physical, and chemical concepts and techniques to scientific issues
  • Apply fundamental concepts and techniques in their chosen field of study, such as biology, chemistry, geology, engineering, etc.

Graduation Requirements

The issuance of an AS degree requires that the student earn a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher for all courses applied towards the degree.

Foundation Requirements

Written Communication (FW) (3 Credits)

Global and Multicultural Perspectives (FG) (6 Credits from 2 different groups)

  • Group A - ANTH 151, ART 175, HIST 151
  • Group B - ANTH 152, ART 176, GEOG 102 (if taken at WCC Fall 2015 or later), HIST 152
  • Group C - REL 150

Symbolic Reasoning (FS)

  • The requirement will be fulfilled by the MATH requirement in the concentration

Diversification Requirements

Arts, Humanities and Literature (DA, DH, or DL) (3 Credits)

Social Sciences (DS) (3 Credits)

Biological or Physical Sciences (DB, DP) (3 Credits)

  • Required for Physical Science and Pre-Computer Science

Elective Requirements

Natural Science Electives

Required for Biological Science and Physical Science Concentrations. Natural Science Electives and required in addition to the required Concentration courses (not required for Engineering and Pre-Computer Science Concentrations).

6 credits of transfer-level Natural Sciences courses (DB, DP, DY) and/or:

  • EE 160
  • ICS 111, 141, 211, 241
  • MATH 100, 103, 115 and higher
  • SCI 295V

General Electives

Transfer-level courses (100 and 200-level courses) in any field to achieve a total of 60 credits.

Students are encouraged to take electives that will prepare them for their major.

Concentrations

The Associate of Science in Natural Science has four concentrations: Biological Science, Physical Science, Pre-Engineering, and Information & Communication Technology.

Biological Science (minimum 28 credits) Program code AS-NSCI-BSC
The biological science concentration is designed for students entering into fields such as Biology, Botany, and Zoology.

BIOL 171: General Biology I (3 credits)
BIOL 171L: General Biology Lab I (1 credit)
BIOL 172: General Biology II (3 credits)
BIOL 172L: General Biology Lab II (1 credit)
CHEM 161: General Chemistry I (3 credits)
CHEM 161L: General Chemistry Laboratory I (1 credit)
CHEM 162: General Chemistry II  (3 credits)
CHEM 162L: General Chemistry Laboratory II (1 credit)
MATH 205: Calculus I (4 credits)
BIOL 265/265L: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology/Lab (3/1) OR
BIOL 275/275L: Cell & Molecular Billogy / Lab (3/1) OR
CHEM 272/272L: Organic Chemistry I / Lab (3/2) OR
PHYS 151/151L: College Physics I/Lab (3/1)

For students persuing the Biological Science Concentration, CHEM 161 fulfills the DP (Physical Science Diversification) for the Biological or Physical Sciences Diversification Requirements.


Physical Science (minimum 25 credits) Program code AS-NSCI-PSC
The physical science concentration is designed for students entering into fields such as Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, Oceanography, and Physics.

CHEM 161: General Chemistry I (3 credits)
CHEM 161L: General Chemistry Laboratory I (1 credit)
CHEM 162: General Chemistry II  (3 credits)
CHEM 162L: General Chemistry Laboratory II (1 credit)
MATH 205: Calculus I (4 credits)
MATH 206: Calculus II (4 credits)
PHYS 151: College Physics I (3 creditd) OR
   PHYS 170: General Physics I (4 credits)
PHYS 151L: College Physics I Laboratory (1 credits) OR
   PHYS 170L: General Physics I Laboratory (1 credit)
PHYS 152: College Physics II (3 credits) OR
   PHYS 272: General Physics II (3 credits)
PHYS 152L: College Physics II Laboratory (1 credit) OR
   PHYS 272L: General Physics II Laboratory (1 credit)

Students pursuing the Physical Sciences concentration must take at least one Biological Science course (DB) as one of the Biological or Physical Sciences Diversification Requirements.


Engineering (minimum 33 credits) Program code AS-NSCI-ENGR
The Engineering Concentration is designed for students entering into engineering fields.

CHEM 161: General Chemistry I (3 credits)
CHEM 161L: General Chemistry Laboratory I (1 credit)
CHEM 162: General Chemistry II  (3 credits)
MATH 205: Calculus I (4 credits)
MATH 206: Calculus II (4 credits)
MATH 231: Calculus III (3 credits)
MATH 232: Calculus IV (3 credits)
PHYS 170: General Physics I (4 credits)
PHYS 170L: General Physics I Laboratory (1 credit)
PHYS 272: General Physics II (3 credits)
PHYS 272L: General Physics II Laboratory (1 credit)
CE 270: Applied Mechanics I (4 credits) OR
   EE 160: Programming for Engineers (4 credits) OR
   EE 211: Basic Circuit Analysis I (4 credits) OR
   PHYS 274: Introduction to Modern Physics (3 credits) OR
   SCI 295V: Introduction to STEM Research (variable credits)

Students pursuing the Engineering Concentration do not have a Biological and Physical Sciences Diversification Requirement.


Pre-Computer Science (minimum 31 credits) Program code AS-NSCI-ICT
An Associate of Science in Natural Sciences with a Concentration in Pre-Computer Science is a transfer degree designed for students interested in pusuing an academic study and career in fields related to computer science, including database design, website creation, and mobile applications.

One of the following 3 sequences:

and:

MATH 205: Calculus I (4 credits)
MATH 206: Calculus II (4 credits)
ICS 111: Introduction to Computer Science I (3 credits)
ICS 141: Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science I (3 credits)
ICS 211: Introduction to Computer Science II (3 credits)
ICS 212: Program Structure (3 credits) OR
   ICS 215: Introduction to Scripting (3 credits)
ICS 241: Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science II (3 credits)





 

 
April 20, 2015