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Mathematics & Sciences, A.S. (003.1)


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Allegheny, Boyce, North, South
Associate of Science

Effective Spring 2018

This University Parallel Program provides the first and second year foundations of a baccalaureate sciences degree. Students should select specialized courses within their major field of concentration as identified by their transfer college or university. Graduates may earn a Bachelor’s degree in the natural sciences or mathematics.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Employ written and oral communication skills in order to convey clear and organized information to target audiences for specific purposes.
  2. Use digital technology, productivity software, discipline-specific applications and technology-mediated collaboration tools to complete tasks.
  3. Identify problems, explore and prioritize solutions and revise priorities as a means for purposeful action.
  4. Apply appropriate mathematical and/or scientific concepts and theories in order to interpret data and solve problems based on verifiable evidence.
  5. Describe and explain behaviors and beliefs of various populations throughout the United States of America and the world.
  6. Acquire, analyze, organize and evaluate information through technological and traditional means.

Degree Requirements


First Semester


  • Credits: 3
  • Computer Information Technology Credits: 3 1
  • General Elective Credits: 3 2
  • Mathematics Elective Credits: 3 3
  • Science Elective Credits: 3 2

Total: 15–16 Credits


Second Semester


  • Credits: 3
  • General Elective Credits: 3 2
  • Major Field Elective Credits: 3–4 4
  • Mathematics Elective Credits: 3–4 3
  • Science Elective Credits: 3–4 5

Total: 15–18 Credits


Third Semester


  • Credits: 3
  • Humanities Elective Credits: 3 6
  • Major Field Electives (2) Credits: 6–8 4
  • Social Science Elective Credits: 3 7

Total: 15–17 Credits


Fourth Semester


  • General Electives (2) Credits: 6 2
  • Major Field Electives (3) Credits: 9–12 4

Total: 15–18 Credits


Minimum Credits to Graduate: 60–70


Other [e.g. Summer Session(s)]

1  CCAC recommends that all graduates be computer literate in their field of study.  Your academic advisor and program faculty can outline the various options for developing computer literacy.

2   Any course numbered 100 or higher may be a General Elective.

3   Mathematics elective must be numbered 100 or higher except MAT-191, MAT-193 and MAT-195.

4  Concentration in a major field requires a minimum of 18 credits or six courses in the area of the Bachelor’s degree or related field of knowledge.  These courses must be selected in consultation with the transfer counselor and/or academic advisor.

Science electives must be numbered 100 or higher and be from the following disciplines:  Biology (BIO), Chemistry (CHM), Geology (GGY), Physical Science (PHS), Physics (PHY).

Humanities electives must be numbered 100 or higher and be from the following disciplines:  Art History and Studio Art (ART), American Sign Language and Culture (ASL), Dance (DAN), English Writing and Literature (ENG)(above the level of 102), Foreign Culture and Language (FCL), Journalism (JRN), Music Theory and Practice (MUS), Philosophy (PHL), Speech (SPH), Theater (THE) or the course ETH-201 Music of Black Americans: 1619 to Present. 

Social Science electives must be numbered 100 or higher and be from the following disciplines:  Anthropology (ANT), Criminal Justice and Criminology (CJC), Early Education and Child Development (ECD), Economics (ECO), Ethnic and Diversity Studies (ETH), Geography (GEO), History (HIS), Homeland Security (HLS), Paralegal (PAL), Political Science (POL), Psychology (PSY), Sociology (SOC), Social Work (SOW), Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Transfer Opportunities


Articulation agreements are available for students to complete the Associate Degree and transfer to PSU Commonwealth Campuses and Robert Morris University. It is important that students consult with a counselor early in their program to develop a course plan most appropriate for the school to which they intend to transfer. See www.ccac.edu/articulation for details.

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