Math and Science (ASMSAS)

Associate in Science

This program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in actuarial science, biology, chemistry, math, or pharmacy. The program will give students a solid foundation in math and science. Students should obtain program requirements and transfer equivalencies from the college to which they are transferring.

Complete the requirements for one of the following concentrations. These concentrations may also list courses used to meet General Education requirements.

This is a high demand, high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

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2018-19 | 2019-20 | 2020-21

Some concentrations in this program are also available online.

Program is also available online

2020-2021 Academic Requirements

This program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in actuarial science, biology, chemistry, math, or pharmacy. The program will give students a solid foundation in math and science. Students should obtain program requirements and transfer equivalencies from the college to which they are transferring.

Complete the requirements for one of the following concentrations. These concentrations may also list courses used to meet General Education requirements.

Biology/Pre-Medicine (BMED)
CEM 111 General Chemistry I
CEM 122 General Chemistry II
CEM 211 Organic Chemistry I
CEM 222 Organic Chemistry II
Elective: BIO 111, BIO 208, BIO 215, BIO 227, BIO 228 or BIO 237

Chemistry/Pre-Medicine (CMED)
CEM 111 General Chemistry I
CEM 122 General Chemistry II
CEM 211 Organic Chemistry I
CEM 222 Organic Chemistry II
MTH 197 Linear Algebra

Mathematics (MATH)
MTH 160 Basic Statistics
MTH 191 Calculus I
MTH 192 Calculus II
MTH 197 Linear Algebra
MTH 293 Calculus III
MTH 295 Differential Equations

Pre-Actuarial Science (PPAS)
ECO 211 Principles of Economics I
ECO 222 Principles of Economics II
MTH 191 Calculus I
MTH 192 Calculus II
MTH 197 Linear Algebra
MTH 293 Calculus III

Pre-Pharmacy (PPHA)
Two Restricted Electives in Biology (see below)
CEM 211 Organic Chemistry I
CEM 222 Organic Chemistry II
PHY 111 General Physics I
PHY 122 General Physics II
Biology Restricted Electives for Pre-Pharmacy (PPHA): BIO 111, BIO 161, BIO 162, BIO 208, BIO 237, BIO 215, BIO 227 or BIO 228
Optional Transfer Courses for Pre-Pharmacy (PPHA): MTH 160, MTH 192, along with other Biology restricted electives. See a program advisor to select appropriate Biology courses.

This program will fulfill the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) requirements provided the student takes two science courses from two different disciplines. One course must have a lab component. Students must have MTA posted on their transcripts by the WCC Student Records Office.

- Students must have an Academic Math Level of 7 to begin the math sequence. Two years of high school algebra and one year of high school pre-calculus are recommended to prepare for this program.
- The biology and chemistry concentrations require one year of high school chemistry or CEM 101 with a "C" or better to enroll in CEM 111.

Division
Math-Science-Engineering Tech
Department
Physical Sciences Dept
Advisors
Jerrell McCowin

Concentrations

First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BIO 162   General Biology II Cells and Molecules 4
CEM 111   General Chemistry I 4
MTH 176 or   College Algebra
MTH 191   Calculus I* 4
Elective   Elective(s) to reach minimum 60 credits 5
Total 17
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BIO 161   General Biology I Ecology and Evolution 4
CEM 122   General Chemistry II 4
ENG 111   Composition I 4
MTH 160 or   Basic Statistics**
MTH 192   Calculus II 4
Total 16
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CEM 211   Organic Chemistry I 4
Elective   Speech/Comp. Elective(s) 3
Elective   Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 1 3
Elective   Select one course from the following: BIO 111, BIO 208***, BIO 215, BIO 227, BIO 228 or BIO 237 4
Total 14
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CEM 222   Organic Chemistry II 4
Elective   Arts/Human. Elective(s) 1 3
Elective   Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 2 3
Elective   Arts/Human. Elective(s) 2 3
Total 13
Total Credits Required
60
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CEM 111   General Chemistry I 4
MTH 191   Calculus I 5
PHY 111   General Physics I 4
Elective   Elective(s) to reach minimum 60 credits 3
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CEM 122   General Chemistry II 4
ENG 111   Composition I 4
MTH 192   Calculus II 4
PHY 122   General Physics II 4
Total 16
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CEM 211   Organic Chemistry I 4
Elective   Speech/Comp. Elective(s) 3
MTH 197   Linear Algebra 4
Elective   Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 1 3
Total 14
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Elective   Elective(s) to reach minimum 60 credits 1
CEM 222   Organic Chemistry II 4
Elective   Arts/Human. Elective(s) 1 3
Elective   Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 2 3
Elective   Arts/Human. Elective(s) 2 3
Total 14
Total Credits Required
60
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Elective   Nat. Sci. Elective(s) 3
MTH 191   Calculus I 5
Elective   Select one course from the following: CPS 120, CPS 141, CPS 161 or CPS 171 3
ENG 111   Composition I 4
Total 15
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Elective   Nat. Sci. Lab Elective(s) 3
MTH 160   Basic Statistics 4
MTH 192   Calculus II 4
Elective   Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 1 3
Total 14
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Elective   Speech/Comp. Elective(s) 3
Elective   Elective(s) to reach minimum 60 credits 3
MTH 197   Linear Algebra 4
MTH 293   Calculus III 4
Elective   Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 2 3
Total 17
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
MTH 295   Differential Equations 4
Elective   Arts/Human. Elective(s) 1 3
Elective   Arts/Human. Elective(s) 2 3
Elective   Elective(s) to reach a minimum of 60 credits. 4
Total 14
Total Credits Required
60
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ACC 111   Principles of Accounting I 3
CPS 161   An Introduction to Programming with Java 4
ENG 111   Composition I 4
MTH 191   Calculus I 5
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ACC 122   Principles of Accounting II 3
ECO 211   Principles of Economics I 3
Elective   Nat. Sci. Elective(s) 3
MTH 192   Calculus II 4
Elective   Arts/Human. Elective(s) 1 3
Total 16
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ECO 222   Principles of Economics II 3
MTH 197   Linear Algebra 4
Elective   Nat. Sci. Lab Elective(s) 3
Elective   Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 2+ 3
Total 13
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
MTH 293   Calculus III 4
Elective   Arts/Human. Elective(s) 2++ 3
Elective   Speech/Comp. Elective(s) 3
Elective   Elective(s) to reach minimum 60 credits 5
Total 15
Total Credits Required
60
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Elective   Biology Restricted Elective 4
CEM 111   General Chemistry I 4
MTH 191   Calculus I 5
Elective   Arts/Human. Elective(s) 3
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Elective   Restricted Biology Elective 4
CEM 122   General Chemistry II 4
ENG 111   Composition I 4
Elective   Elective(s) to reach minimum 60 credits 3
Total 15
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CEM 211   Organic Chemistry I 4
Elective   Speech/Comp. Elective(s) 3
PHY 111   General Physics I 4
Elective   Arts/Human. Elective(s) 2 3
Elective   Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 1 3
Total 17
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CEM 222   Organic Chemistry II 4
PHY 122   General Physics II 4
Elective   Elective(s) to reach minimum 60 credits 1
Elective   Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 2 3
Total 12
Total Credits Required
60

Footnotes

*Students transferring to EMU as a biology major may substitute MTH 176 or any higher 4-credit hour math course for MTH 191.
**Students transferring to EMU as a biology major may substitute MTH 160 or higher for MTH 192.
***Students transferring to EMU as a biology major may consider completing BIO 208 at WCC prior to transfer.
+See the MTA list to make course selections from any discipline except ECO.
++Transfer students should consider a course from the the EMU Diverse Word Requirements list.