West Virginia Northern Community College

Programs of Study

Associate in Science Degree

Associate in Science Degree

This program is designed for students who expect to complete a degree at a four-year institution in such areas as biology, engineering, mathematics or the physical sciences. Students should consult with their advisor regarding requirements of WVNCC and the institution to which they plan to transfer.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

• Apply basic principles of biological and physical sciences and mathematics
• Apply the scientific method in designing, conducting and analyzing experiments
• Communicate effectively and work collaboratively
• Use mathematical and scientific principles in problem solving
• Relate issues from a global perspective
• Conduct basic research using the Internet and print resources

First Year – Fall Semester

Course                                                                           Cr. Hours
ENG 101 College Composition I        3
MATH Mathematics Core Requirement        4
SCI Science Core Requirement        4
SPCH 105 Fundamentals of Speech Communication        3

First Year – Spring Semester

Course                                                                            Cr. Hours
ENG 102 College Composition II        3
MATH Mathematics Core Requirement        3
SCI Science Core Requirement        4
SS Social Science Core Requirement        3
Elective        3

Second Year – Fall Semester

Course                                                                            Cr. Hours
HIST History Core Requirement        3
HUM Humanities Core Requirement        3
MATH Mathematics Electives
or
SCI Science Electives
       9

Second Year – Spring Semester

Course                                                                         Cr. Hours
SS 255 The Global Community        3
SS Social Science Core Requirement        3
MATH Mathematics Core Requirements
or
SCI Science Core Requirements
       6
Elective        3

Total Hours in Program – 60

Students must see their academic advisor to plan courses for a concentration in Science or Mathematics.

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