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Associate of Science
Arts and Sciences



Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the AS degree in Arts and Sciences, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective and appropriate written, oral and non-verbal communication skills in interactions with a variety of populations, using a variety of methods.
  2. Demonstrate basic information literacy skills, the ability to use deductive and inductive reasoning, and the ability to use technology for conducting research and composing.
  3. Demonstrate ability to read effectively different kinds of texts from different disciplines.
  4. Understand and apply methods of scientific inquiry.
  5. Use scientific literacy to make informed decisions about current social issues and develop strategies to address those issues.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic terminology and concepts used in at least one scientific discipline.
  7. Use foundational mathematical concepts that represent the base for subsequent courses in mathematics and their chosen field.
  8. Represent and interpret information using mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, and tables and draw inferences from them.
  9. Apply mathematical solutions to real-world problems.
  10. Demonstrate an awareness of the scope of human and cultural diversity and recognize diverse perspectives.
  11. Demonstrate the capacity for introspection and self-assessment, which leads to change from self-centered thinking to social responsibility.
  12. Apply the values from the College mission, which embodies Franciscan values, in service to various communities.

Liberal Arts Concentration Curriculum Plan

Semester 1

Credit Hours

Semester 2

Credit Hours

ACSM 1110

1

WRIT 1311

3

WRIT 1310

3

SOCI 1310

3

MATH 1315

3

COMM1310

3

PSYC 1310

3

PHIL 2315 or 2320

3

RELS 1310

3

HIST elective

3

BIOL or CHEM 1315

3

 

 

Total Semester Hours

16

Total Semester Hours

15

 

 

 

 

Semester 3

Credit Hours

Semester 4

Credit Hours

Behavioral Science
electives

6

Behavioral Science elective

3

ANTH 1310

3

Humanities electives

15

Humanities elective

3

 

 

English literature elective

3

 

 

Total Semester Hours

15

Total Semester Hours

18

Total credit hours for the associate degree in Arts and Sciences with a concentration in Liberal Studies = 64 credit hours.

Biology Concentration Curriculum Plan

Semester 1

Credit Hours

Semester 2

Credit Hours

ACSM 1110

1

WRIT 1311

3

WRIT 1310

3

SOCI 1310

3

MATH 1315

3

COMM 1310

3

PSYC 1310

3

PHIL 2315 or 2320

3

RELS 1310

3

BIOL 1316

3

BIOL 1315

3

BIOL 1316L

1

BIOL 1315L

1

 

 

Total Semester Hours

17

Total Semester Hours

16

 

 

 

 

Semester 3

Credit Hours

Semester 4

Credit Hours

MATH 2315

3

History elective

3

Behavioral Science elective

3

Biology electives >2000

12

Biology electives >2000

10

 

 

Total Semester Hours

16

Total Semester Hours

15

Total credit hours for the associate degree in Arts and Sciences with a concentration in Biology =  64 credit hours.

Chemistry Concentration Curriculum Plan

Semester 1

Credit Hours

Semester 2

Credit Hours

ACSM 1110

1

WRIT 1311

3

WRIT1310

3

SOCI 1310

3

MATH 1315

3

COMM 1310

3

PSYC 1310

3

PHIL 2315 or 2320

3

RELS 1310

3

CHEM 1316

3

CHEM 1315

3

CHEM 1316L

1

CHEM 1315L

1

 

 

Total Semester Hours

17

Total Semester Hours

16

 

 

 

 

Semester 3

Credit Hours

Semester 4

Credit Hours

MATH 2315

3

History elective

3

Behavioral Science elective

3

Chemistry electives >2000

12

Chemistry electives >2000

10

 

 

Total Semester Hours

16

Total Semester Hours

15

Total credit hours for the associate degree in Arts and Sciences with a concentration in Chemistry = 64 credit hours

Declaration of Major

A student may declare the Arts and Sciences degree with the desired concentration at any time, but must meet with a faculty advisor to help develop his/her individual degree plan. Requirements for acceptance into the program are the same as for acceptance to Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.

Graduation Requirements

  • An overall grade point average of 2.0 (out of 4.0), including all transfer courses;
  • All students must meet residency requirements by completing a minimum 24 credit hours at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, including one service learning project;
  • Clearance of all indebtedness to the College including the return of all materials borrowed from the College library.