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Mathematics & Science

If numbers, precision, evidence, and proof are what you prefer, expand your skills with more knowledge and different perspectives and add a degree at Garrett.

Why Choose Mathematics & Science ?

Garrett College offers students with interests in math and science a variety of courses that add to current skills and multiply knowlege to prepare for a transfer to a four-year college or university. Completing the Mathematics and Science concentration at Garrett not only provides an associates degree in Arts & Sciences, it also facilitates focus for deeper exploration and higher degrees.

Students interested in majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics as well as students seeking to transfer to Pre-Med, Pre-Veterinarian, Pre-Pharmacy, and other pre-professional programs related to health and science should consider the Mathematics/Science concentration.

Degree Awarded

Garrett College awards an Arts and Sciences Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree to graduates of the Mathematics and Science concentration.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to create, interpret, and draw inferences from mathematical and statistical models.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate scientific and quantitative information (through speaking, writing, and the use of technology).
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to think critically and apply problem solving techniques.
  • Students will demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the basic concepts, terminology, and/or laboratory techniques of a specific scientific discipline.

Program Benefits

The program is designed to enable students to develop mastery of the fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities requried for success in the disciplines of mathematics and science. Additionally students develop the capacity for critical thinking through deductive and inductive reasoning.

Career Goals

While the Garrett Mathematics and Science concentration is recommended for students interested in majoring in pre-professional programs, math and science are the basis for many career options. Possessing a degree (associates or higher) in this area of expertise affords a broader latitude of options, including:

  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Astronomy
  • Energy
  • Aerospace
  • Environmental and Earth Science
  • Engineering
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinarian
  • Nursing

Mathematics & Science Concentration
A.A. Degree

Total Credit Hours Required 60

Institutional Requirement (1 credit)

  • FYE101  First Year Experience  1

GER Required Credits (32 credits)

English Composition

  • ENG101  Comp I—Expos Writing  3
    Min. C grade required

Arts and Humanities

  • COM101  Intro to Communication  3
  • GER  Literature CourseG  3
  • GER  Humanities CourseG  3

    ENG102 recommended for WVU transfers

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • GER  Two (2) CoursesG  6


    One two-semester GER Science Sequence

  • BIO101 & BIO102 General Biology
    or CHE101 & CHE102 General Chemistry
    or PHY101 & PHY102 General Physics
    or PHY111 & PHY112 General Physics (Calc)


  • MAT210  Introductory StatisticsG  3
    MAT190  Calculus I  4

Interdisciplinary/Emerging Issues

  • CIS105  Intro to Computers  3
    CIS106  Intro to Cybersecurity  3
    CIS130  Programming Logic  3

Concentration Coursework (20 credits)

Select from the following:

  • BIO101, BIO102, BIO200, BIO201, BIO241, CHE101, CHE102, CIS145, CIS170, CIS250, CIS251, ENR230, ENR240, ENR241, ESC101, ESC121, MAT110, MAT190, MAT191, MAT192, MAT281, PHY101 or PHY111, PHY102 or PHY112
    (The PHY101/102 sequence is designed for biology, chemistry or pre-professional majors. Whereas the PHY111/PHY112 sequence, which is calculus-based, is intended for physics, astronomy, or engineering majors.)

Electives (7 credits)

Choose additional courses after consultation with advisor.

G GER Courses must be on the Approved General Education Course list.