Aug 11, 2022
Title of Major: Arts and Sciences - Astronomy, A.S.
Award: Associate of Science degree, A.S.
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.
Planner Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses
Arts and Humanities: 6 credits
Biological and Physical Sciences: 8 credits
Computer Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies or 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
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.
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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