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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

University Parallel, A.S. - Mathematics and Science


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Degree: Associate of Science
Major: University Parallel
Area of Emphasis: Mathematics and Science

For more information, contact the Math and Science division at 615-230-3261 or at mathscience@volstate.edu.

This pathway is 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
The University Parallel Associate of Science Degree is designed for transfer to universities offering a Baccalaureate degree.  Contact your advisor for additional information.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the E-Proficiency Profile (EPP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/graduation/exit-exams.

CIP Code: (16) 24.0101.01

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


  • Math and Science 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)


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)


First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)


Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (14)


  • History  (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences  (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Math and Science Electives (Choose from list above) Credits: (4)
  • Math and Science Electives (Choose from list above) Credits: (4)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14)


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

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