Feb 22, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics and Science - A.S.


The Associate of Science (Mathematics and Science) is a two-year program for students planning to transfer to a university to earn a bachelor's degree within the mathematics and science arena.  This degree plan permits greater flexibility than other published curriculum guides may offer.  Area of emphasis courses are chosen from university parallel courses within the Math and Science division including ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, ENGR (130 or higher), GEOL, ISCI, MATH (1720 or higher), PHYS , and/or PSCI.Courses can also be chosen from select Vocational courses after consultation with an advisor.

Transfer Options: This emphasis is not currently a part of a Tennessee Transfer Pathway, and, therefore, it may not be fully transferable. Since general education and major requirements vary from one transfer institution to another, it is essential that transfer students decide on a transfer institution as soon as possible and refer to the general education and major requirements in that institution's catalog when planning a program of study. Contact your advisor for additional information.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP). More information can be found at http://www.volstate.edu/Testing/Services.php.

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


  • Electives Credits: (19)
    Mathematics and Natural Sciences courses chosen from: ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, ENGR (ENGR 130 or higher), GEOL, ISCI 1030, MATH (MATH 1720 or higher), PHYS, PSCI, VTA (up to 9 hours), AHC 115, HED 200, and HED 220.* Students should choose courses appropriate for transfer to the senior institution they have selected. Any course designated with an asterisk (*) in the catalog is a career/technical course and is not intended for transfer.

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for Computer Literacy Requirements

Career and Salary Information


The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website www.onetonline.org  or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed. 

Career Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary with Bachelor Degree
Mathematical Science Teacher, Post-Secondary $19,600 $52,930
Biological Technician $26,320 $39,080
Biological Science Teacher, Post-Secondary $38,870 $63,120
Secondary Math/Science Teacher $36,620 $50,070

 

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)


  • College Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)
  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (14)


  • College Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (4)
  • College Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (4)
  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14)


  • College Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (4)
  • College Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (4)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Literature - See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)