General Studies/STEM Transfer Studies

Degree offered

Associate in Science in General Studies (STEM Transfer Studies)

Credits required 60

Dean

Sarmad Saman, sarmad.saman@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

Dan Avedikian, STEM Coordinator and Professor of Mathematics, dan.avedikian@bristolcc.edu

Program Code: GS

Concentration Code: TBD

Program Goals Statement

This program provides students an opportunity to explore the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Transfer programs available at the College.  Completion of a STEM program can prepare students to transfer to a wide variety of bachelor's degree fields including:  Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Science, Information Systems, Mathematics and Physics.

Program Information

  • Students should take any required developmental courses in their first semester.
  • Students have access to outstanding STEM laboratory facilities and learn from faculty involved in state-of-the-art research activities.  Courses are constantly evolving to reflect current trends.
  • Students should be in a Math course every semester until they have completed their sequence.
  • Courses are offered both days and evenings, are delivered via traditional classroom or online, and taking summer courses can reduce fall and spring semester course loads.
  • Students should consult applicable Transfer Agreements and/or desired transfer institution to insure the transferability of courses.

After BCC

  • Students are encouraged to select a specific STEM Transfer program, including Computer Science and Information Systems Transfer, Engineering Transfer, Liberal Arts Math and Science Concentration or Life Sciences Biology Concentration, before completing more than 32 credits.
  • Recent graduates have transferred to Bridgewater, Brown, Bryant, Northeastern, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams, University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Dartmouth, University of Rhode Island, Wentworth Institute of Technology and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
  • 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

CHM 113Fundamentals of Chemistry I

4 credits

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

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

PHL 152Ethics: Making Ethical Decisions in a Modern World

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:20

Choose One Historical Perspectives Course

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose Two Mathematics Courses

MTH 152College Algebra

3 credits

MTH 172Precalculus with Trigonometry

4 credits

MTH 214Calculus I

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one Technical Literacy Course


CAD 101Computer Aided Drafting

3 credits

CIS 120Programming: Logic, Design and Implementation

3 credits

CIS 123Object-Oriented Concepts

3 credits

CIS 157Object-Oriented JAVA Programming I

4 credits

EGR 103Computer Skills for Engineers and Technicians

3 credits


Choose one Science Course


BIO 121Fundamentals of Biological Science I

4 credits

CHM 114Fundamentals of Chemistry II

4 credits

PHY 211General Physics I

4 credits


Program Electives

Consult with your advisor to select college-level courses to achieve a total of at least 60 credits.  Students should complete the required General Courses as early as possible. 

Recommended electives (provided include:  AGR, BIO, BUS, CAD, CED, CIS, CIT, EGR, GLG, MTH, PHY, SCI, ENG 215, and CHM 114 or higher.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: When you meet with your advisor, discuss choosing electives to satisfy the MassTransfer General Education (Gen Ed) Foundation. The Gen Ed Foundation are a set of courses (34 credits) that are accepted at all Massachusetts Community Colleges, State Universities and University of Massachusetts campuses. (For more information see: http://www.mass.edu/masstransfer/gened/home.asp

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CHM 113Fundamentals of Chemistry I

4 credits

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

MTH 152College Algebra

3 credits

Or

MTH 172Precalculus with Trigonometry

4 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

Or

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

MTH 172Precalculus with Trigonometry

4 credits

Or

MTH 214Calculus I

4 credits

Technical Literacy Elective

3 credits

Science Elective

3-4 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

PHL 152Ethics: Making Ethical Decisions in a Modern World

3 credits

Program Electives

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

Program Electives

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