Natural Science

Students can earn an Associate of Science in Natural Science, which prepares them to transfer to a university to major in a number of scientific fields.  Students can explore through labs, hands-on class activities, and extra-curricular opportunities. Students will gain marketable skills in empirical and quantitative analysis, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork while completing their coursework and laboratory requirements. COM offers courses in biology, chemistry, geology, and physics.

Students completing an Associate of Science (AS) degree at COM will meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester credit hours that may be comprised of courses from the core curriculum, institutional  requirements, and Fields of Study.
  2. Maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA). Only credit-bearing College of the Mainland courses will be used to calculate a GPA.
  3. Completion of last 15 credit hours toward this degree at COM, with the exception of reverse transfer.
  4. Satisfy TSI liability.

Associate of Science - Emphasis in Natural Science

Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
PSYC 1300
Psychology for Success
or Psychology for Success
3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
HIST 1301 U S History I 3
Select from one of the following (not previously taken): 4
Biology for Science Majors I  
General Chemistry I  
Physical Geology  
 Semester Credit Hours16
Semester #2
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
HIST 1302 U S History II 3
MATH 2412 Precalculus 4
Select from one of the following (not previously taken): 4
Biology for Science Majors II  
General Chemistry II  
Historical Geology  
 Semester Credit Hours14
Semester #3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness 1
GOVT 2305 Federal Government Constitution & Topics 3
BIOL 1322 Nutrition and Diet Therapy 3
Select from one of the following: 3
Principles of Microeconomics  
General Psychology  
Introduction to Sociology  
Select from one of the following (not previously taken): 4
General Chemistry I  
Environmental Science  
College Physics I  
 Semester Credit Hours14
Semester #4
Select from one of the following: 3
Introduction to the Humanities I  
Introduction to Ethics  
World Literature II  
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Select from one of the following (not previously taken): 4
General Chemistry II  
Oceanography  
College Physics II  
Select from one of the following: 3
Art Appreciation  
Music Appreciation  
Theater Appreciation  
SPCH 1315
Public Speaking
or Interpersonal Communication
3
 Semester Credit Hours16
 Total Semester Credit Hours60
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