Science, Associate of Science

These classes lead to an Associate of Science (AS) degree in Science, which is designed to allow graduates to transfer to a four-year college or university and pursue a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. Depending on where students plan to transfer, they may be better served by following this more general approach, or by following a more program-specific transfer pattern (such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.).

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. recognize characteristics of lifelong learning: independent thinking, self-discipline, and ethical behavior;
  2. demonstrate the technological skills needed to advance academic pursuits at a senior institution;
  3. apply a set of analytical and problem-solving skills to real-world situations;
  4. demonstrate interpersonal skills that reflect an understanding of diversity and the need for teamwork; and
  5. communicate information to a variety of audiences using appropriate written, spoken, and/or visual methods.

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60*

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses.

Semester 1*

  • ENGL 101 - College Composition I
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Biological and Physical Sciences 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Information Technology or Wellness and Health 3 Credit(s).
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Mathematics 3-4 Credit(s).

Semester 2

  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Arts and Humanities 3 Credit(s).
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Biological and Physical Sciences 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Program Elective - Biological and Physical Sciences 4 Credit(s).
  • Program Elective - Mathematics 4 Credit(s). 

Semester 3

  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Arts and Humanities 3 Credit(s).
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credit(s).
  • Program Elective - Science or Math Elective 4 Credit(s).
  • Other Electives 6 Credit(s).

Semester 4

  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credit(s).
  • Program Elective - Science or Math Elective 4 Credit(s).
  • Other Electives 9 Credit(s).

Important Information

Short Description

These classes lead to an Associate of Science (AS) degree in Science, which is designed to allow graduates to transfer to a four-year college or university and pursue a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. Depending on where students plan to transfer, they may be better served by following this more general approach, or by following a more program-specific transfer pattern (such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.).

Type of Credential

Associate of Science (A.S.) in Science

Program Code

206

Contacts and Additional Information

Science Coordinators:

Biology and Forensic Science

Catonsville Coordinator: August 15 - June 15
Encarni Trueba
443-840-4682 or etrueba@ccbcmd.edu

Dundalk Coordinator: August 15 - June 15
Robin Minor
443-840-3756 or rminor@ccbcmd.edu

Essex Coordinator: August 15 - June 15
Stephanie Rafferty-Thompson
443-840-2672 or srafferty@ccbcmd.edu

 

Physical Sciences

Catonsville Coordinator: August 15 - June 15
Erica DiCara
443-840-4119 or edicara@ccbcmd.edu

Dundalk Coordinator: August 15 - June 15
Robin Minor
443-840-3756 or rminor@ccbcmd.edu

Essex Coordinator: August 15 - June 15
Beth Shrader
443-840-2680 or eshrader@ccbcmd.edu

Science Department Chair (all campuses): year-round
Christine DeStefano
443-840-2673 or cdestefano@ccbcmd.edu

Assistant Dean for Science (all campuses): year-round
David O'Neill
443-840-2663 or doneill@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

Courses Needed for This Program*

General Education Requirements and Electives - 28-30 Credits

General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses. One course must be a Diversity course. 

  • Arts and Humanities 6 Credits.
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (select from list below) 7-8 Credits.
  • Information Technology or Wellness and Health 3 Credits.
  • Mathematics (select from list below) 3-4 Credits. 
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 6 Credits.
Biological and Physical Sciences

Choose 7-8 credits from the list below.

The courses must come from two different disciplines or two sequential courses in the same discipline. (These courses are labeled I and II in their titles.) At least one class must have a lab.

Mathematics

Choose from this list:

Program Requirements and Electives - 30-32 Credits

Program Electives:

Meet with the discipline coordinator to plan and select appropriate electives, based on the recommended electives for your intended major and transfer institution.

Choose 16 credits of Science and Math classes from the following list, and/or from the Science and Math classes listed in General Education. In addition, choose 14-16 credits from anywhere in the college.

Notes

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

**In order to take CHEM 131, students must have done one of the following:

  • Completed CHEM 107 and CHEM 108 with a grade of C or better, OR
  • Passed the Chemistry placement exam and completed or tested out of (ENGL 052 and RDNG 052) or ACLT 052, and MATH 083, OR
  • Received permission from the Physical Sciences department chair.

***In order to take PHYS 151, students must have completed MATH 251 with a C or higher and done one of the following:

  • Completed high school Physics, OR
  • Completed PHYS 101 with a grade of C or better, OR
  • Received permission from the Physical Sciences department chair.