Liberal Arts and Sciences/Math and Science Transfer

Degree offered

Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences (Math and Science)

Credits required 62

Dean

Ulli K. Ryder

Program contact

Catherine Adamowicz, Coordinator of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of English, ext. 2259

Program Goals Statement

The Liberal Arts and Sciences program provides a comprehensive and rigorous foundation for transfer to a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in the liberal arts disciplines or to professional studies in education, law or medicine. The program values lifelong learning for success of the individual as well as the community.

Student Learning Outcomes

See Learning Outcomes

Program Information

  • Academic and transfer advisors assist students in selecting courses to fulfill program requirements and general education requirements at senior institutions to ensure a smooth transfer.

Recommendations

  • Take RDG 080 or RDG 090 in the first semester if required and meet prerequisites for English and math courses as soon as possible. See course descriptions for details.
  • Lab science courses may also require a year of high school lab science or CHM 090 as a prerequisite.

After BCC

  • BCC participates in the statewide MassTransfer program and has developed many program-to-program transfer articulation agreements which guarantee admission and credit transfer. For a complete listing of eligible MassTransfer programs and current BCC articulation agreements, visit the Transfer Affairs website at www.BristolCC.edu/transfer

Degree Requirements

General Courses

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:10

Choose one two-course sequence

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

And

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

Or

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

And

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Choose two of the following

MTH 152College Algebra

3 credits

MTH 172Precalculus with Trigonometry

4 credits

MTH 214Calculus I

4 credits

MTH 215Calculus II

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:6-7

Elective Courses – Choose one Global Awareness elective

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

SOC 252The Sociology of Human Relations

3 credits

SSC 217Technology and Society

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Elective Courses – Choose one Multicultural Perspective elective

Multicultural Perspective Elective

0-3 credits

Total Credit Hours:0-3

See General Education Competency Courses - Multicultural Perspective for course listings

(May be met by Behavioral/Social Science - See Transfer Electives - Behavioral and Social Science for course listings)

Elective Courses – Choose one Technical Literacy elective

ART 251Photography II: Digital

3 credits

ART 260Computer Graphics

3 credits

CIS 110Basic Computing Skills

3 credits

CIS 111Introduction to Business Information Systems

3 credits

CAD 101Computer Aided Drafting

3 credits

EGR 103Computer Skills for Engineers and Technicians

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:0-3

waived for students who have successfully completed at least two (2) onlinecourses

Elective Courses – Choose two Behavioral/Social Science and two Lab Science electives

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

3 credits

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

3 credits

Lab Science Elective

4 credits

Lab Science Elective

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Elective Courses – Choose two 4-credit math and science electives

Math and Science Elective

4 credits

Math and Science Elective

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:0-8

Work closely with an advisor to determine which courses are most useful to your career/transfer goals

Program Electives

ELECTIVE(S) as required

Choose electives as needed from any of the lists of approved courses in the Transfer Electives and Elective Recommendations. Select electives to meet the general education and program guidelines of the desired transfer school(s)

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

Behavioral/Social Science Elective, CSS 101, COM 101, ENG 101, History Elective, Mathematics Elective

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

Mathematics Elective, Behavioral/Social Science Elective, Lab Science Elective, ENG 102, HST 112 or HST 114

Recommended Course Sequence - Summer

Any Liberal Arts program courses for which prerequisites have been met. Summer courses will reduce fall and spring semester course loads.

 

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

Global Awareness Elective, Technical Literacy Elective, Science Elective, Lab Science Elective, Multicultural Perspective Elective

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

Electives as needed to complete 60 credits, Science Elective
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