2021-2022 Olympic College Catalog 
    
    Dec 06, 2021  
2021-2022 Olympic College Catalog

Associate of Science-Track 1, AST-1/MRP: Biological Sciences, Environmental/Resource Sciences, Chemistry, Geology, and Earth Science


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This degree is intended for students with an interest in transferring to a baccalaureate institution in the State of Washington in one of the targeted disciplines. Typically, the Associate in Arts degree is best suited for transfer to certain baccalaureate institutions. Students should meet early in their matriculation at Olympic College with an academic faculty advisor to determine the degree suitable for them.

Note: Though courses in a world language are not required for the Associate of Science degree, some baccalaureate institutions may require two or three-quarters of world language for admission or for graduation.

Entire sequences of science courses should be completed at one college.

Degree Requirements (90 Credits)


Communication (10 Credits)


Chosen from:

Mathematics (15 Credits)


Chosen from:

Humanities and Social Sciences (15 Credits)


  • 5 credits in Humanities
  • 5 credits in Social Sciences
  • an additional 5 credits in either one

Primary Science (34-37 Credits)


(In Consultation with an Advisor, Choose at Least One of the Following Complete Sequences)


Additional Science and Mathematics (10 Credits Or More, as Required for the Transfer Program)


Future Biology majors should select organic chemistry or physics as required by their future program.

After completion of the Primary Science Requirement, other courses from the Primary Science list may be used toward Additional Science Requirements. See Note 1.

Please Note


Total: (Minimum 90 credits, see Note 2)

No more than 5 credits may be from the Restricted Elective list.

Minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.0, see Note 3

Note 1: Science and Mathematics Requirements should be chosen to meet the requirements of the desired major at the baccalaureate institution. Some institutions require calculus-based physics, for example.

Note 2: Most scientific disciplines require more than 90 credits to achieve junior standing.

Note 3: Specific Colleges, Departments, and programs within universities require a GPA considerably higher than the minimum for an associate degree. Contact advisors at the baccalaureate institution for requirements.

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