Associate of Science–Track 1 (AS-Track 1)

Biological Sciences, Environmental/Resource Sciences, Chemistry, Geology and Earth Sciences

This 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 foreign language are not required for the Associate of Science Degree, some baccalaureate institutions may require two or three quarters of foreign language for admission or for graduation.

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

Course Number Course Title Credits
Basic Communication Skills (10 credits)  
ENGL &101 English Composition I* 5  
ENGL &102 Composition II* 5  
ENGL &235 Technical Writing* 5 10

Basic Quantitative Skills (15 credits)
MATH &151 Calculus I* 5  
MATH &152 Calculus II* 5  
MATH &163 Calculus 3* 5  
MATH &146 Intro to Statistics* 5 15

Distribution Requirements (15 credits selected from the Distribution Requirements list. At least 5 credits from Humanities, 5 credits from Social Sciences, and an additional 5 credits from either Humanities or Social Sciences)

Primary Required Sciences
CHEM &141/&151 General Chemistry & Lab I* 6.5
CHEM &142/&152 General Chemistry & Lab II* 6.5
CHEM &143/&153 General Chemistry & Lab III* 6
(In consultation with an advisor, choose at least one of the following complete sequences) See Note 1  
PHYS 114, 115, 116 General Physics* 18
PHYS 254, 255, 256 Engineering Physics* 18
BIOL 201, 202, 203 Majors Biology I, II, III* 15
Future Biology majors should select organic chemistry or physics as required by their future program.

Additional Science and Mathematics Requirements
(10 credits minimum from this list. After completion of the Primary Science Requirement, other courses from the Primary Science may be used as Additional Science Requirements.) See Note 1  
BIOL &241 Human A & P 1* 6  
BIOL &242 Human A & P 2* 6  
BIOL &260 Microbiology* 5  
CHEM &241/&251 Organic Chem & Lab I* 5.5  
CHEM &242/&252 Organic Chem & Lab II* 6  
CHEM &243/&253 Organic Chem & Lab III* 7  
GEOL &101 Intro Physical Geology 5  
GEOL &103 Historical Geology 5
GEOL &110 Environmental Geology 5  
CS &141 Computer Science I Java* 5  
MATH 221 Differential Equations I* 5  
MATH 250 Linear Algebra* 5
MATH &264 Calculus 4* 5 10+
Remaining Credits
(There is a limit of 5 Restricted Elective credits–See Distribution Requirements page for Restricted Electives list)
Total: (Minimum 90 credits, see Note 2) (Minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.0, see Note 3) 90+

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: The required GPA for transfer to a Washington baccalaureate institution is 2.75 minimum, per the Direct Transfer Agreement. (The University of Washington is governed by a separate agreement.) Specific departments may require higher than 2.75; contact advisors at the baccalaureate institution for details.

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2013-2014 Olympic College Catalog