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 will be 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-Manoa, UH-Hilo, and UH-West O‘ahu.


Program Outcomes

After completing the program, 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

Foundation Courses

3 credits of Written Communication (FW)

6 credits of Global and Multicultural Perspectives (FG)

Diversification Courses

3 credits of Humanities and Language Diversification (DA, DH, or DL)

3 credits of Social Sciences (DS)

3 credits in Natural Sciences (DB or DP)

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)
PHYS 151: College Physics I (3 credits) or PHYS 170: General Physics I (4 credits)
PHYS 151L: College Physics Laboratory I  (1 credit) 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 Laboratory II (1 credit) or PHYS 272L: General Physics II Laboratory (1 credit)


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 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)


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

CHEM 161: General Chemistry I (3 credits)
CHEM 161L: General Chemistry Laboratory I (1 credit)
CHEM 162: General Chemistry II  (3 credits)
CE 270: Applied Mechanics I (4 credits), EE 160: Programming for Engineers (4 credits), EE 211: Basic Circuit Analysis I (4 credits), PHYS 274: Introduction to Modern Physics (3 credits), or SCI 295V: Introduction to STEM Research (variable 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)


Information & Communication Technology (minimum 27 credits) Program code AS-NSCI-ICT
The pre-engineering concentration is designed for students entering into Engineering.

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)
ICS 241: Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science II (3 credits)





Natural Science Electives

Natural Science electives: required a minimum of 6 credits of transfer-level Natural Sciences courses (DP, DB, DY).

Students pursuing the Physical Sciences concentration must take at least one biological science course as one of their Natural Science electives.

General Electives

General electives: transfer-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.

Note

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

 

 
April 20, 2015