Rationale for General Education Courses in the Associate of Science

We Require Because We Expect Students To
ENG 111-ENG 112 (6 Credits) …develop exceptional writing skills, understand the importance and correct procedures for citing sources, develop a depth of writing ability, and be able to develop a persuasive argument in written form.
General Mathematics (8 credits) …demonstrate effective quantitative methodology skills, develop quantitative reasoning ability, and expand computational proficiency. General education mathematics courses also provide students with a foundation for understanding the mathematical aspects of scientific methodology.
General Science (8 credits) …understand scientific methodology and critical inquiry. Students must also learn to apply those concepts in the laboratory setting.
Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credits) …develop an understanding of scientific methodology in social science disciplines and expand the understanding of the breadth and depth of personal, interpersonal, social, economic, and cultural behaviors.
History (3 credits) …to understand the connections between and progress of human thought, culture, and historical events spanning generations, and to establish a methodology for critical inquiry.
Literature/Humanities/Fine Arts (6 credits- at least 3 credits must be literature) …to increase understanding and mastery of historical and modern human thought and reasoning.

In addition to the General Education requirements above, the following are also required for this degree.

We Require Because We Expect Students To
Student Development- SDV (1 credit) …understand concepts of personal development and wellness.