The purpose of the Associate in Science in Natural Science (A.S.N.S.) degree is to address the needs of students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Students can use the A.S.N.S. degree to better market their science background or in preparation for transfer to a four-year institution. The A.S.N.S. in Engineering provides a clear pathway to properly prepare students for transfer with core introductory courses and laboratories in chemistry, mathematics, and physics typically required in the first two years of a broad range of Engineering baccalaureate degrees at four-year universities.

Engineering Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) approved 03/01/2013

  1. Analyze data effectively using currently available technology.
  2. Communicate scientific ideas and principles clearly and effectively.
  3. Analyze and apply fundamental mathematical, physical, and chemical concepts and techniques to scientific issues.
  4. Apply fundamental concepts and techniques in their chosen natural science field of student, such as biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, etc.


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Natural Science Concentration in Engineering Associate in Science Degree (AS), 60 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I (3 credits)
  • CHEM 161L - General Chemistry Lab I (1 credit)
  • MATH 241 - Calculus I (4 credits)
  • SCI 170 - STEMinar: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Seminar (1 credit)
  • Communication (FW): Three credits of any FW course (3 credits)
  • Foundations: Global and Multicultural Perspectives (FG): Any FGA, FGB, or FGC course (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • CHEM 162 - General Chemistry II (3 credits)
  • MATH 242 - Calculus II (4 credits)
  • ECON 130 or ECON 131 (3 credits)
  • EE 160 or ICS 111 - Engineering (3 - 4 credits)
  • Cultural Environment: Three credits of any Humanities (DH) or Literatures (DL) course (3 credits)

Fall semester 3

  • PHYS 170 General Physics I 4 (credits)
  • PHYS 170L General Physics I Lab (1 credit)
  • MATH 253 (or MATH 243 and MATH 244 (4-6 credits)
  • Electives: - Any 100-level or higher course - Engineering (3 credits)
  • Foundations: Global and Multicultural Perspectives (FG): Any FGA, FGB, or FGC course (3 credits)

Spring semester 4

  • PHYS 272 General Physics II (3 credits)
  • PHYS 272L General Physics II Lab (1 credit)
  • Electives: Any 100-level or higher course - Engineering (7 - 10 credits)

Graduation Requirements (to be satisfied within the 60-credit A.S. degree)

  • Graduation Requirement: Writing Intensive (WI): At least 1 WI course

Total credits 60


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Engineering Associate in Science Degree