Associate in Science (11AB)

The Associate in Science degree is designed to parallel the first two years of a science-related baccalaureate degree program. Students complete freshman and sophomore level courses for majors in such areas as biology, chemistry, physics and related professional fields. Since differences in course requirements exist at different universities and in different science disciplines within the same university, it is important that students work closely with a CLC academic success advisor and their transfer school to choose appropriate courses.

Completion of the A.S. degree does not fulfill the requirements of the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum (IAI GECC). Many science majors are highly structured and require extensive sequential lower-division mathematics and science courses. In order to take courses required for the major in a similar pattern to those of the freshman and sophomore students at a university, some general education courses are postponed until after transfer. Students then either complete the general education requirements of the transfer institution or are given the opportunity to complete the IAI.

COMMUNICATION
9 CREDIT HOURS

A grade of "C" or better is required for both ENG courses.

Course

Title

Hours

IAI Code

course

Fundamentals of Speech       

3

C2 900

course

English Composition I

3

C1 900

course

English Composition II or

C1 901 R

course

Advanced Composition: Scientific and Technical Communication

3

C1 901 R

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE

6 CREDIT HOURS

Select courses from at least two different disciplines i.e. different prefixes.

Course

Title

Hours

IAI Code

course+

Introduction to Anthropology

3

S1 900N

course+

Cultural Anthropology

3

S1 901N

course

Introduction to Physical Anthropology

3

S1 902

course

Introduction to Archeology

3

S1 903

course+

Cross Cultural Relationships

3

S1 904D

course

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

S3 901

course

Principles of Microeconomics

3

S3 902

course

Cultural Geography

3

S4 900N

course

World Regional Geography

3

S4 900N

course+

Introduction to Gender Studies

3

S9 900

course+

Sex, Gender, and Power

3

S7 904D

course+

History of Western Civilization to 1500

3

S2 902

course+

History of Western Civilization 1500 to Present

3

S2 903

course+

History of Contemporary Non-Western Civilization

3

S2 905N

course+

History of Chinese Culture and Society

3

S2 920N

course

Modern History of the Middle East

3

S2 919N

course

United States History to 1876

3

S2 900

course

United States History 1876 to present

3

S2 901

course+

History of Latin America to 1825

3

S2 920N

course+

History of Latin America from 1825

3

S2 920N

course

Introduction to Political Science

3

S5 903

course

American National Politics

3

S5 900

course

State and Local Politics

3

S5 902

course+

Comparative Political Systems

3

S5 905

course+

International Relations

3

S5 904N

course

Introduction to Psychology

3

S6 900

course

Lifespan Development

3

S6 902

course

Child Growth and Development

3

S6 903

course

Social Psychology

3

S8 900

course

Adolescent Psychology

3

S6 904

course

Introduction to Sociology

3

S7 900

course

Social Problems

3

S7 901

course

Sociology of the Family

3

S7 902

course+

Class, Race, and Gender

3

S7 905D

course+

Sex, Gender, and Power

3

S7 904D

PHYSICAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
11 CREDIT HOURS

One course must be selected from Physical Science and one course from Life Science. Both courses must be IAI and laboratory science courses (L). A third course should be selected from the Physical Science course list or the Life Science course list or the Additional Science course list.

Course

Title

Hours

IAI Code

PHYSICAL SCIENCES

course

Chemical Concepts

4

P1 902L

course

General Chemistry I

5

P1 902L

course

Chemistry for a Changing World Lab

4

P1 903L

course

Earth Science

4

P1 905L

course

Physical Geology

4

P1 907L

course

Introduction to Meteorology

4

P1 905L

course

Introduction to Astronomy with LAB

4

P1 906L

course

Principles of Physical Geography

4

P1 909L

course

Practical Aspects of Physics

4

P1 900L

course

General Physics I

5

P1 900L

course

Physics for Science and Engineers I

5

P2 900L

LIFE SCIENCE

course

Environmental Biology

4

L1 905L

course

Principles of Biology

4

L1 900L

course

Concepts of Biology

4

L1 900L

course

General Biology I

4

L1 910L

ADDITIONAL SCIENCE COURSE LIST: Any BIO, CHM, ESC, GEG, HRT or PHY course with a 1.1 PCS code, excluding GEG 122 and GEG 123.

MATHEMATICS
7 CREDIT HOURS

One course MUST be selected from the courses with an IAI number (shown in bold) in order to meet CLC graduation requirements.

Course

Title

Hours

IAI Code

course

Mathematics for Elementary Teaching I

3

course

College Algebra

5

course

Trigonometry

3

course

Finite Mathematics I

3

M1 906

course

Precalculus

5

course

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

5

M1 900-1

course

Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

4

M1 900-2

course

Mathematics for Elementary Teaching II

3

M1 903

course

Business Statistics

4

M1 902

course

Calculus for Business and Social Science

4

M1 900-B

course

Ordinary Differential Equations

4

course

Discrete Mathematics

3

M1 905

course

Calculus and Analytic Geometry III

5

M1 900-3

HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS
6 CREDIT HOURS

At least one course must be selected from the Humanities section and one course from the Fine Arts section.

Course

Title

Hours

IAI Code

HUMANITIES

course+

Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II

4

H1 900

course

Introduction to Asian American Studies

3

H2 909D

course+

Intermediate Chinese II

4

H1 900

course

Women in Literature

3

H3 911D

course

Survey of British Literature I

3

H3 912

course

Survey of British Literature II

3

H3 913

course

Introduction to Shakespeare

3

H3 905

course+

World Literature

3

H3 906

course

American Literature: 20th Century to Present

3

H3 915

course

Introduction to Poetry

3

H3 903

course

Introduction to Fiction

3

H3 901

course+

Mythology and Fairy Tales

3

H9 901

course+

Latin American Writers

3

H3 908N

course

Children's Literature

3

H3 918

course+

Intermediate French II

4

H1 900

course

French Civilizations I

3

H1 900

course

French Civilizations II

3

H1 900

course+

Intermediate German

3

H1 900

course+

Humanities: Ancient Times to the Middle Ages

3

HF 902

course+

Humanities: Renaissance to the Present

3

HF 903

course

Critical Thinking

3

H4 906

course+

Introduction to Middle Eastern Civilization

3

H2 903N

course+

Introduction to East Asian Civilization

3

HF 904N

course+

World Humanities 20/21st Century

3

HF 904N

course+

American Decades

3

HF 906D

course+

Women and the Arts

3

HF 907D

course+

Intermediate Italian II

4

H1 900

course+

Intermediate Japanese II

4

H1 900

course

Introduction to Latin-American Studies

3

HF 906D

course

Introduction to Philosophy

3

H4 900

course

Logic

3

H4 906

course

Philosophy of Religion

3

H4 905

course+

Introduction to Ethics

3

H4 904

course+

World Religions

3

H5 904N

course

Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy

3

H4 907

course+

Asian Philosophy

3

H4 903N

course+

Intermediate Spanish II

3

H1 900

course+

Spanish Civilization I

3

H1 900

course+

Spanish Civilization II

3

H1 900

FINE ARTS

course

Introduction to Art

3

F2 900

course+

History of Art I      

3

F2 901

course+

History of ART II

3

F2 902

course

History of Photography

3

F2 904

course+

Non-Western Art History

3

F2 903N

course+

The Art of Dance

3

F1 906

course+

Dance and Popular Culture

3

F1 911D

course+

Humanities: Ancient Times

3

HF 902

course+

Humanities: Renaissance to the Present

3

HF 903

course

Introduction to Film

3

F2 908

course+

Introduction to the Performing Arts

3

F9 900

course+

Introduction to East Asian Civilization

3

HF 904N

course+

Introduction to International Film

3

F2 909

course+

World Humanities 20/21st Century

3

HF 904N

course+

American Decades

3

HF 906D

course

Film and Society

3

F2 908

course+

Women and the Arts

3

HF 907D

course

Introduction to Latin-American Studies

3

HF 906D

course

Music Appreciation

3

F1 900

course

Music Literature

3

F1 902

course

Introduction to Theatre

3

F1 907

course+

Diversity in American Theatre

3

F1 909D

+ International/Multicultural Requirements

Choose one course with a + following the course number OR one of the following: ASI 121, CMM 127, EDU 224, ENG 263, 264, GXS 221, 299, HST 128, LAT 121, PDS 123, PHI 128, 129, PSY 229, SSI 121. This course can fulfill both the I/M requirement and a Social Science, Humanities, Fine Arts, or Elective requirement.

Area of Concentration/Elective Requirements- 21 Credit Hours

  • Choose elective courses with a 1.1 (transfer course) PCS code that relate to your intended major. Students should choose electives only after consulting with an Academic Success Advisor. The PCS code for each course is listed in the course descriptions starting on page 231 of this catalog.

  • Exception: Up to twelve hours of courses with a 1.2 (career course) PCS code may be used as general electives in the degree. All 199 courses are exempt from this rule. Students should select these courses only after they have verified their transferability with their academic success advisor or the transfer institution. EDU 999 does not count toward this twelve-hour limit.

  • Students may not receive credit towards degree for both CHM 140 and CHM 142, or both BIO 120 and BIO 140, or both ESC 123 and ESC 127.

  • Students with credit for both MTH 122 and MTH 123 will not be given credit for MTH 144. Students may not receive credit towards degree for both (MTH 122 and MTH 144) or (MTH 123 and MTH 144).

  • Each program has a list of recommended courses to meet the degree requirements, please review those pages for more guidance.

Other Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of CLC 120 -College Success Seminar (A grade of "D" or higher)

  2. Cumulative CLC GPA of 2.00 or higher

  3. Completion of at least 15 credit hours at CLC

  4. At the beginning of the semester in which you believe you will complete your degree or certificate submit a Request to Graduate available through the Graduation tile in StudentCenter. Instructions on how to complete this step can be found here.

  5. Additional guidelines found on the Steps to Graduate page.