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  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Astronomy - Arts and Sciences Transfer (A.S.)


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Title of Major: Arts and Sciences - Astronomy, A.S.

Award: Associate of Science degree, A.S.

Code: AS.ARTS-SCI.AST

Total Credit Hours: 60

About Astronomy Department

Purpose: This program provides the foundation for study of and entry into astronomy programs at four-year institutions.

Graduation Requirements


See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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General Education Requirements: 34-37 credits


An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3-6 credits


Arts and Humanities: 6 credits


Biological and Physical Sciences: 8 credits


Computer Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies or Mathematics: 4 credits


Health/Fitness/Wellness: 3 credits


See General Education Health/Fitness/Wellness Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Mathematics: 4 credits


Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits


Program Requirements: 9 credits


The Program Requirements for this degree are simultaneously satisfied by three of the courses listed above: (1) the Communications Arts and Humanities general education requirement, (2) the  Sophomore Literature Arts and Humanities general education requirement, and (3) the History Social and Behavioral Sciences general education requirement.

Area of Concentration Requirements: 23-26 credits


Computer Competency Requirement


All students in associate degree programs must demonstrate competence in computing and information technology (a computer competency requirement ). Students may satisfy the computer competency course requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the computer technology general education course or with an elective.

Diversity Requirement


All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the diversity requirement.  In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.

Program Outcomes


Upon succcessful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Analyze and solve problems by applying discipline-appropriate quantitative tools, concepts, and methods.
  • Investigate physical phenomena experimentally, using discipline-specific tools and methodology. 
  • Apply discipline-specific lab safety rules.
  • Apply knowledge of discipline-specific fundamental concepts to explain experimental outcomes or real world phenomena.
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret information based on scientific reasoning and discipline-specific concepts.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

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