Sep 25, 2023
Official Title of Major: Arts and Sciences Transfer - Astronomy, A.S.
Award: Associate of Science degree, A.S.
Total Credit Hours: 60
About the Department of Physical Science
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
English Composition: 6 credits
Arts and Humanities: 6 credits
Biological and Physical Sciences: 8 credits
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits
Additional General Education Requirements: 3 credits
Area of Concentration Requirements: 27 credits
Arts and Sciences Transfer Program Core Course Requirements
The Program Requirements for this degree are simultaneously satisfied by three of General Education Requirements listed above: (1) the Communications Arts and Humanities general education requirement, (2) the Sophomore Literature Arts and Humanities general education requirement, and (3) one of the History Social and Behavioral Sciences general education requirement courses (HIS 111 or HIS 112 or HIS 211 or HIS 212 ).
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.
All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Technology Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.
Unless they are in a degree that is exempt, all students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Wellness Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.
Upon successful 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.
Students may wish to also review requirements for the related majors or programs linked below.
Transferring Credits to Maryland Public Four-Year Schools
Maryland public four-year colleges and universities accept a minimum of 60 and as many as 70 credits earned toward an associate degree from a Maryland public community college. Students planning to transfer should consult with an AACC academic and transfer advisor; and are advised to obtain permission from the four-year college or university when planning to transfer credits beyond the minimum degree requirements at AACC. More than 70 credits earned at AACC may be transferred if outlined within an established transfer agreement. Current transfer agreements can be found on the AACC Transfer Partners webpage.
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