Academic Catalog

Mathematics/Natural Science, Associate in Science (MNS)

Effective: Fall 2016

The Mathematics and Natural Science Program provides a strong foundation for students who plan to attend a four-year institution and major in mathematics or one of the natural sciences. Students who complete the program requirements will be prepared to continue their education in order to pursue academic, research, or industrial careers in such diverse areas as biology, biotechnology, ecology, wildlife biology, chemistry, biochemistry, astronomy, geology, physics, mathematics and applied mathematics. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with a mathematics or natural science faculty advisor and consult with the DCCC Transfer Office prior to course selection to determine the appropriate sequence and level of courses.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of mathematical principles and concepts.
  • Apply mathematical principles and concepts to the solution of problems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of scientific principles and concepts.
  • Apply scientific principles and concepts to the solution of problems.
  • Perform selected tasks relative to laboratory experiments in the natural sciences.

The College Transfer Office is set up to help Delaware County Community College students transfer to four-year colleges and universities. If you are planning to transfer, you are strongly encouraged to meet with a transfer advisor within your first two semesters (or before you reach 30 transferable college credits from all institutions attended).

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
ENG 100 English Composition I 3
CS 100
Introduction to Information Technology
or Introduction to Computer Science
3
Select one of the following Scientific Inquiry Elective: 4
General Biology I  
General Chemistry I  
Physical Geology  
College Physics I  
University Physics I  
Select one of the following Quantitative Reasoning Mathematics Elective: 4
College Algebra  
Precalculus  
Calculus I  
Any transferable Diversity and Social Justice (DJ) designated Social Science course 3
 Hours17
Second Semester
ENG 112 English Composition II: Writing About Literature 3
Laboratory Science Elective 4
Mathematics Elective 3-4
Any transferable Global Understanding designated Humanities course 3
Social Science Elective 3
 Hours16-17
Third Semester
COMM 100
Interpersonal Communication
or Public Speaking
3
Mathematics/Laboratory Science Elective 3-4
Mathematics/Laboratory Science Elective 3-5
Social Science Elective 3
Open Elective 3-4
 Hours15-19
Fourth Semester
Mathematics/Laboratory Science Elective 3-4
Mathematics/Laboratory Science Elective 3-5
Open Electives 6-8
 Hours12-17
 Total Hours60-70

Notes

Diversity and Social Justice designated courses.

Global Understanding designated courses.

Social Science Electives - Transfer Program

This list does not indicate College Academic Learning Goal designation.  Refer to your program curriculum for more information.

For college transfer curricula1:

ADJ 240Criminology3
ADJ 260Corrections-Probation-Parole3
ECO 210Macroeconomic Principles3
ECO 220Microeconomic Principles3
EDU 110Introduction to Teaching (or above)3
HIS 110American History I (or above)3
INT 100Student Success3
POL 110Introduction to Political Science (or above)3
PSY 130Personal and Career Development (or above)3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology (or above)3
SWO 101Introduction to Social Work and Human Services (or above)3
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The elective courses listed for transfer curricula are generally transferable to most institutions. However, depending on the program at the transfer institution, the courses may only be accepted as free electives. Be sure to meet with a transfer advisor when planning to transfer.

Mathematics Electives (3-4 credits) from: 

MAT 151College Algebra4
MAT 152Precalculus4
MAT 160Calculus I4
MAT 161Calculus II4
MAT 200Linear Algebra3
MAT 210Statistics3
MAT 230Foundations of Discrete Mathematics3
MAT 260Calculus III4
MAT 261Differential Equations3

Laboratory Science Electives (4 credits) from:

BIO 110General Biology I4
BIO 111General Biology II4
BIO 115Field Ecology4
BIO 200General Zoology4
BIO 210General Botany4
BIO 240General Microbiology4
BIO 250Genetics4
CHE 110General Chemistry I4
CHE 111General Chemistry II4
ESS 110Physical Geology4
ESS 112Historical Geology4
PHY 110College Physics I4
PHY 111College Physics II4
PHY 131University Physics I4
PHY 132University Physics II4

Mathematics/Laboratory Science Electives (12-18 credits):

BIO 110General Biology I4
BIO 111General Biology II4
BIO 115Field Ecology4
BIO 200General Zoology4
BIO 210General Botany4
BIO 240General Microbiology4
BIO 250Genetics4
CHE 110General Chemistry I4
CHE 111General Chemistry II4
CHE 200Organic Chemistry I5
CHE 201Organic Chemistry II5
ESS 110Physical Geology4
ESS 112Historical Geology4
MAT 151College Algebra4
MAT 152Precalculus4
MAT 160Calculus I4
MAT 161Calculus II4
MAT 200Linear Algebra3
MAT 210Statistics3
MAT 230Foundations of Discrete Mathematics3
MAT 260Calculus III4
MAT 261Differential Equations3
PHY 110College Physics I4
PHY 111College Physics II4
PHY 131University Physics I4
PHY 132University Physics II4
PHY 230Modern Physics3

Open Electives:

(9-12 credits for at least 60 total program credits) from any transferable college level course.

Requirements vary between transfer institutions. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with both the DCCC Transfer Office as well as their academic advisor before registering for classes.