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Science and Engineering Technology, AS

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The Associate in Science (AS) in Science and Engineering Technology program offers a sequence of courses that presents coherent and rigorous content needed to prepare for employment and/or promotion in occupations where a general knowledge of scientific and/or engineering methodologies is required. It also prepares students for entry into a variety of baccalaureate degree programs in related disciplines such as Biological Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, and Environmental Science.

Program content includes communication and critical thinking skills essential for any employee, fundamental scientific laboratory procedures, and the scientific background of those procedures.  Students will be able to specialize by selecting recommended courses in  biological, health, or environmental sciences;  engineering technology, or geotechnology.  Program electives support these pathways and allow students to expand their understanding of other scientific disciplines.

One or more College Credit Certificates are associated with this AS degree.

Program Structure

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of 64 credit hours in the following areas: 18 credit hours of General Education Requirements, 15 credit hours of scientific and engineering Core Requirements, 15-19 credit hours of specialty Option coursework, and 12-16 credits hours of Technical Electives. The Scientific Workplace Preparation Certificate is a 26 credit hour certificate that prepares students for entry into employment and is comprised of core courses in the AS Science and Engineering Technology degree. As such, it can be earned before the student has earned the AS Science and Engineering Technology degree.

Course Prerequisites

Many courses require prerequisites. Check the description of each course in the list below for prerequisites, minimum grade requirements, and other restrictions.  Students must complete all prerequisites prior to registering for a course.

Graduation Requirements

Students must fulfill all requirements of their program to be eligible for graduation.  

General Education Requirements: 26 Credit Hours

Program Requirements: 18 - 38 Credit Hours

Select a minimum of 18 credit hours from the following courses based upon career interest and/or future degree requirements.

Electives: 0 - 20 Credit Hours

To complete the 64 credits required for this program, select any 1000-2000 level courses with the following prefixes: AST, BSC, CHM, CGS, ESC, GIS, GLY, HUN, HSC, ISC, MAC, OCB, OCE, PHY, or STA.

Electives may include SLS 1515  to satisfy College Graduation Requirements.

Total Degree Requirements: 64 Credit Hours

Information is available online at: www.fsw.edu/academics or on the School of Pure and Applied Sciences Home Page at: www.fsw.edu/sopa 

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