Mathematics And Science - Garrett College
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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 Goals

Information Literacy Skills: Students will incorporate information literacy skills that will enable them to locate, evaluate, and effectively use information to complete assignments.

Communication Skills: Students will demonstrate competency in written and verbal communication appropriate to the math/science area.

Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills: Students will develop the capacity for critical thinking through application of deductive and inductive reasoning.

Scientific Literacy and Quantitative Reasoning Skills: Students will acquire an informed perspective on current topics of a scientific or quantitative nature.

Information Management Skills: Students will use appropriate software for research, communication, and practical application.

Academic and Technical Proficiency in the Major: Students will demonstrate mastery of the fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities required for success in the disciplines of mathematics and science.

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

  • SPC101  Intro to Communication  3
  • GER  Literature CourseG  3
  • GER  Humanities CourseG  3

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

Interdisciplinary/Emerging Issues

  • CIS105  Intro to Computers  3

Concentration Coursework (20 credits)

Select from the following:

  • BIO101, BIO102, BIO200, BIO201, BIO241, CHE101, CHE102, CIS170, 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.