Math-Science

  • Overview
Designed for students who plan to transfer to a Baccalaureate program in math or science, or into a pre-professional program.

The natural and physical sciences and mathematics are heavily emphasized in this option. You’ll select two sciences to gain fundamental knowledge and laboratory experience in, then choose among other science and math courses to either specialize in one or more fields or gain a broader understanding of other fields. Your grounding in advanced mathematics also prepares you for further study in rigorous programs at 4-year institutions.

Curriculum documents

This is just one way you might complete the Math-Science program in 4 semesters over 2 years of full-time study, or 8 semesters over 4 years of part-time study. (Sample course sequences assume that all pre-requisites have been satisfied and the student is prepared for college-level work.) For a detailed list of required courses, optional electives and program information, download the Math-Science program description from our official academic catalog.

Course descriptions are also available in the catalog. Find courses

Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses
Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2
ENG Comp. I
Behavioral science course
BIO course
MAT course
ENG Comp. II
HIS course
Behavioral science course
BIO course
MAT course
ENG 200 level course
Humanities/Arts course
CHE course
PHY course
GEO or MAT course
PCS course
Behavioral science course
PHY or CHE course
SCI or MAT course
Sample 4 Year Sequence of Courses
Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2
ENG Comp. I
MAT course
Behavioral science course
MAT course
ENG Comp. II
HIS course
BIO course
Behavioral science course
BIO course
Fall 3Spring 3Fall 4Spring 4
ENG 200 Level
CHE course
PHY course
Humanities/Arts course
PHY or CHE course
PCS course
GEO or MAT course
Behavioral science course
SCI or MAT course

What’s next

Transfer to a Baccalaureate program.

Consider this program if

  • You want a broad as well as deep understanding of mathematics and the natural and physical sciences.
  • You want to work in fields that rely on a solid scientific background.
  • You want to pursue higher academic study in the natural or physical sciences, or mathematics.

By taking classes in a Liberal Arts option, students complete courses that help develop 100 and 200 course level knowledge and skills in a particular field. If you don’t satisfy the requirements of a specific Liberal Arts option, you may still be able to fulfill the requirements of another option, or fulfill the requirements of the Liberal Arts General degree. Students are advised to work closely with their GCC advisor to select the specific courses that will help meet their career or transfer goals. Note: Students who complete a Liberal Arts option will graduate with the degree “Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts.” Your area of concentration is reflected only in your transcript, not your diploma.