Science
Associate of Science
SPECIALIZATIONS
Science
Computer Science
Mathematics
Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation
PURPOSE: The associate degree in Science is intended for those who plan to transfer to a fouryear college or university to complete a bachelor of science degree in the natural and physical sciences, mathematics, or computer science. There are four specializations in this degree program that enable students to complete courses that align with their intended majors at a fouryear college or university.
The Science specialization is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a fouryear college or university in a major that requires a background in the natural or physical sciences and mathematics. With the many advances taking place in all areas of science, the opportunities for persons with expertise in this area are rapidly increasing. This program provides the necessary training for transfer into a broad range of scientific fields, from botany to zoology and from chemistry or geology to physics. In addition, the Science specialization is designed to meet the requirements for admission to a professional school or upperdivision major for career preparation in many of the medical professions including nursing, pharmacy, medicine, and veterinary medicine.
The Computer Science specialization is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a fouryear college or university in a major that requires a background in the sciences, mathematics, and computer science. Student familiarity with or expertise in computer science is frequently a requirement for study in the disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics, science education, engineering, manufacturing, and related fields. This program will provide the opportunity to obtain this needed preparation. In this rapidly changing field, students should regularly meet with their advisor to keep up with course and curriculum updates.
The Mathematics specialization is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a fouryear college or university in a major that requires a background in the sciences, mathematics, and computer science. The Mathematics specialization includes the courses usually required in the first two years of a baccalaureate degree program in mathematics.
The Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation specialization is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a fouryear college or university in a major that requires a background in the sciences and/or mathematics, and who plan to teach at the elementary, middle, or secondary school level. The Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation specialization enables the student to participate in field experiences in area schools.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission
PROGRAM NOTES: The following high school units are strongly recommended for the Science specialization: four units of English, three units of college preparatory mathematics, one unit of laboratory science, and two units of foreign language.
The following high school units are strongly recommended for the Computer Science and Mathematics specializations: four units of English; four units of college preparatory mathematics, including algebra (two units), geometry and trigonometry (or advanced math); two units of laboratory science; and one unit of social studies. Students in the Computer Science and Mathematics specializations are urged to begin their programs of study during the fall semester because many courses are sequential and only offered once a year.
Students are encouraged to seek information from the upperdivision college, university, or professional school to which transfer is intended as to specific requirements for a particular major or specific admission requirements.
NOTE TO PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS: Students who wish to be licensed to teach in Virginia should earn a baccalaureate degree in a liberal arts, science, or mathematics field. Students should consult with their advisor regarding elective choices that match their desired teaching endorsement area(s). While enrolled at the community college, students should prepare for and successfully complete Praxis Core (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics), the initial teacher licensure examination.
COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by passing the computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, or by completing CSC 155, Computer Concepts and Applications. Students not passing the computer competency exam for CSC 155 may retake the exam only once.
Science Specialization
COURSE 
TITLE 
LEC. 
LAB. 
CRS. 
College Success Skills 
1 
0 
1 

College Composition I 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1}^{,3} 
3 
3 
4 

Precalculus with Trigonometry or 
5 
0 
5 

Computer Science Elective 
34 
0 
34 

TOTAL 
1516 
3 
1617 

College Composition II 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1}^{,3} 
3 
3 
4 

Statistics 
35 
0 
35 

______^{1} 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1} 
01 
02 
1 

TOTAL 
1215 
35 
1416 

______^{1} 
Approved Mathematics, Laboratory Science, or Computer Science Elective 
35 
03 
35 
______^{1}^{,3} 
3 
3 
4 

History of Western Civilization I or 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1} 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1} 
3 
0 
3 

TOTAL 
1517 
36 
1618 

______^{1} 
35 
03 
35 

______^{1}^{,3} 
3 
3 
4 

History of Western Civilization II or 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1} 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1} 
3 
0 
3 

TOTAL 
1517 
36 
1618 

Total Minimum Credits for AS Degree in Science, Science Specialization  62 
01.28.16
^{1} A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.
^{2} MTH 173174 are recommended for students planning to major in Physics or Chemistry. Students not prepared for MTH 173 may be required to take MTH 166 prior to taking MTH 173.
^{3} Approved Laboratory Science I and II should be a yearlong laboratory science, e.g., BIO 101102 and PHY 201202.
CURRICULUM:
Computer Science Specialization
COURSE 
TITLE 
LEC.
HRS. 
LAB.
HRS. 
CRS.
CRE. 
College Success Skills 
1 
0 
1 

College Composition I 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1} 
3 
3 
4 

Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 
5 
0 
5 

Computer Science I 
4 
0 
4 

TOTAL 
16 
3 
17 

College Composition II 
3 
0 
3 

______^{2} 
01 
02 
1 

______^{1} 
3 
3 
4 

Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 
5 
0 
5 

Computer Science II 
4 
0 
4 

TOTAL 
1516 
35 
17 

Introduction to Discrete Structures 
3 
0 
3 

Computer Organization 
4 
0 
4 

History of Western Civilization I or 
3 
0 
3 

______^{2} 
3 
0 
3 

TOTAL 
13 
0 
13 

______^{3} 
Approved Mathematics, Laboratory Science, 
35  0 
35 
______^{3} 
Approved Elective 
3 
0 
3 
History of Western Civilization II or 
3 
0 
3 

______^{2} 
3 
0 
3 

______^{2} 
3 
0 
3 

TOTAL 
1517 
0 
1517 

Total Minimum Credits for AS Degree in Science, Computer Science Specialization  62 
01.28.16
^{1} Selection of lab science depends upon the transfer institution selected. Students should consult their advisor for appropriate courses. Approved Laboratory Science I and II should be a yearlong laboratory science, e.g., BIO 101102 and CHM 111112.
^{2} A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.
^{3} Students must see their advisor for appropriate courses. Students transferring to VCU should consider taking CSC 295  Introduction to the Theory of Computations this semester.
CURRICULUM:
Mathematics Specialization
COURSE 
TITLE 
LEC. 
LAB. 
CRS. 
College Success Skills 
1 
0 
1 

College Composition I 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1}^{,7} 
3 
3 
4 

MTH 173^{2} 
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 
5 
0 
5 
CSC___^{3} 
Computer Science Elective 
34 
0 
34 
TOTAL 
1517 
3 
1618 

College Composition II 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1}^{,7} 
3 
3 
4 

Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 
5 
0 
5 

______^{4} 
Approved Elective 
34 
03 
34 
TOTAL 
1416 
36 
1517 

Vector Calculus 
4 
0 
4 

MTH 240^{5} 
Statistics 
3 
0 
3 
History of Western Civilization I or 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1} 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1} 
3 
0 
3 

TOTAL 
16 
0 
16 

______^{6} 
Approved Mathematics, Laboratory Science, 
35 
03 
35 
Mathematical Structures 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1} 
01 
02 
1 

History of Western Civilization II or 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1} 
3 
0 
3 

TOTAL 
1215 
05 
1315 

Total Minimum Credits for AS Degree in Science, Mathematics Specialization  60 
01.28.16
^{1} A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.
^{2} Students not prepared for MTH 173 may be required to take
MTH 166 prior to taking MTH 173. MTH 166 does not meet the graduation requirements
for the Mathematics Specialization.
^{3} Students may take CSC 201 or another CSC programming course.
^{4} Approved electives include CSC 202, CSC 205, MTH 285, or another course approved by the student’s advisor.
^{5} MTH 240 transfers as an elective for students majoring in mathematics at Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia. At VCU, MTH 240 transfers for a mathematics major if the student takes an additional upperlevel statistics course at VCU; in this case, the student will receive credit for both MTH 240 and the upperlevel statistics course.
^{6} It is expected that most students intending to major in mathematics will take MTH 279, Ordinary Differential Equations, for this elective. For additional elective options, students should consult the list of approved electives in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.
^{7} Approved Laboratory Science I and II should be a yearlong laboratory science, e.g., BIO 101102 and PHY 201202.
CURRICULUM:
Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation
COURSE 
TITLE 
LEC. 
LAB. 
CRS. 
Orientation to Teacher Preparation 
2 
0 
2 

College Composition I 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1,4} 
3 
3 
4 

Precalculus with Trigonometry or Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 
5 
0 
5 

CSC ___ 
Computer Science Elective 
34 
0 
34 
TOTAL 
1617 
3 
1718 

College Composition II 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1,4} 
3 
3 
4 

Statistics 
35 
0 
35 

______^{1,4} 
Any 200Level English Literature Course or Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 
3 
0 
3 
______^{1,4} 
01 
02 
1 

TOTAL 
1215 
35 
1416 

______^{1,3} 
Approved Mathematics, Laboratory Science, 
35 
03 
35 
______^{1,3} 
3 
3 
4 

History of Western Civilization I 
3 
0 
3 

Introduction to Teaching as a Profession 
2 
2 
3 

TOTAL 
1113 
58 
1315 

______^{1,3} 
35 
03 
35 

______^{1,3} 
3 
3 
4 

History of Western Civilization II 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1,4} 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1,4} 
3 
0 
3 

TOTAL 
1517 
36 
1618 

Total Minimum Credits for AS Degree in Science – Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation Specialization  60 
06.22.16
^{1} A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.
^{2} MTH 173174 are recommended for students planning to major in Physics or Chemistry. Students not prepared for MTH 173 may be required to take MTH 166 prior to taking MTH 173.
^{3} Students completing the Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation Specialization with the intention of being a science teacher must check with their transfer institution to determine the appropriate elective. Students completing the Teacher Preparation Specialization in Mathematics and Science with the intention of being a mathematics teacher are strongly encouraged to contact their transfer institution to determine the appropriate elective.
^{4} Students should consult with their advisor and transfer institution to determine the best choice for their program.
MATHEMATICS
MTH 103 Applied Technical Mathematics I 3 cr.
Presents a review of arithmetic and elements of algebra. (Geometry and trigonometry are covered in MTH 104). Directs applications to specialty areas.Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 103 and one unit of high school mathematics or equivalent.Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 115 Technical Mathematics I 3 cr.
Presents algebra through exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, vectors, analytic geometry, and complex numbers. Part I of II.Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 115 and completion of Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II, or equivalent.Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 116 Technical Mathematics II 3 cr.
Presents algebra through exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, vectors, analytic geometry, and complex numbers. Part II of II.Prerequisite: MTH 115.Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 120 Introduction to Mathematics 3 cr.
Introduces number systems, logic, basic algebra, and descriptive statistics.Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 120 and MTE or equivalent. (Intended for occupational/technical programs.)Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 121 Fundamentals of Mathematics I 3 cr.
Covers concepts of numbers, fundamental operations with numbers, formulas and equations, measurement and geometry, graphical analysis, binary numbers, Boolean and matrix algebra, linear programming, and elementary concepts of statistics. Emphasizes mathematical problem solving, use of technology, and the language of mathematics.Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 121 and one unit of high school mathematics or equivalent. (Intended for occupational/technical programs.)Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 126 Mathematics for Allied Health 3 cr.
Presents scientific notation, precision and accuracy, decimals and percents, ratio and proportion, variation, simple equations, techniques of graphing, use of charts and tables, logarithms, and the metric system.Prerequisite: Placement recommendation for MTH 126 or completion through MTE 3.Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 146 Introduction to Elementary Statistics 3 cr.
Introduces the methods of statistics, including sampling from normally distributed populations, estimation, regression, testing of hypotheses, and point and interval estimation methods.Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 146 and Algebra I or equivalent.Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 150 Topics in Geometry 3 cr.
Presents the fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and introduces nonEuclidean geometries and current topics.Prerequisite: Level 4 on the Compass Placement Test and Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry, or equivalent.Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I 3 cr.
Presents topics in sets, logic, numeration systems, geometric systems, and elementary computer concepts.Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 151 and Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry, or equivalent.Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 152 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts II 3 cr.
Presents topics in functions, combinatorics, probability, statistics, and algebraic systems.Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 152 and completion of Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry, or equivalent.Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 163 Precalculus I 3 cr.
Prepares students for applied calculus or elementary discrete mathematics. Presents college algebra and matrices and algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions.Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 163 and completion of Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry, or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for more than one of the following: MTH 163 or MTH 166.)Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 166 Precalculus with Trigonometry 5 cr.
Presents college algebra, analytic geometry, and trigonometry, and algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions.Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 166 and Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry, or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for more than one of the following: MTH 163 or MTH 166.)Lecture 5 hours per week.
MTH 170 Foundations in Contemporary Mathematics 3 cr.
Covers topics in the mathematics of social choice, management sciences, statistics, and growth. Uses physical demonstrations and techniques to teach the power and utility of mathematics.Prerequisite: Placement recommendation for MTH 170 or completion through MTE.Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 173 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5 cr.
Presents analytic geometry and the calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions, including the study of limits, derivatives, differentials, and introduction to integration along with their applications. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs.Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 173 and four units of high school mathematics, including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Trigonometry, or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for more than one of MTH 173, MTH 175, or MTH 273.)Lecture 5 hours per week.
MTH 174 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 5 cr.
Continues the study of analytic geometry and the calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions, including rectangular, polar, and parametric graphing, indefinite and definite integrals, methods of integration, and power series along with applications. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs.Prerequisite: MTH 173 or equivalent.Lecture 5 hours per week.
MTH 199 Supervised Study  Conics Sections and Herren's Formula 1 cr.
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. Presents Conics Sections and Herren's Formula.Prerequisite: completion of MTE 19, if recommended by placement test.Lecture 1 hour per week.
MTH 240 Statistics 3 cr.
Presents an overview of statistics, including descriptive statistics, elementary probability, probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, and correlation and regression.Prerequisite: A placement recommendation for MTH 240 and MTH 163 or MTH 166, MTH 170, or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 240 and MTH 241.)Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 270 Applied Calculus 3 cr.
Introduces limits, continuity, differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions, techniques of integration, and partial differentiation.Prerequisite: MTH 163 or MTH 166 or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 270 and MTH 271.)Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 277 Vector Calculus 4 cr.
Presents vectorvalued functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and topics from the calculus of vectors. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs.Prerequisite: MTH 174 or equivalent.Lecture 4 hours per week.
MTH 279 Ordinary Differential Equations 4 cr.
Introduces ordinary differential equations. Includes first order differential equations and second and higher order ordinary differential equations with application. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs.Prerequisite: MTH 174 or equivalent.Lecture 4 hours per week.
MTH 282 Mathematical Reasoning: Introduction to Higher Mathematics 3 cr.
Introduces topics in upperlevel mathematics courses, such as mathematical reasoning and proofs, set theory, abstract algebra, and abstract analysis. Covers logic and methods of proof; set theory and cardinality; deductive reasoning and axiomatic method; introduction to groups, rings, and fields; construction of real numbers and basic combinatorics.Prerequisites: MTH 164, MTH 166, or above or permission of instructor.Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 285 Linear Algebra 3 cr.
Covers matrices, vector spaces, determinants, solutions of systems of linear equations, basis and dimension, Eigen values, and Eigen vectors. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs.Prerequisite: MTH 174 or equivalent.Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 287 Mathematical Structures 3 cr.
Presents topics in mathematical structures of value to students majoring in computer science or other disciplines requiring programming skills. Covers logic, set theory, number theory, combinatorics, functions, relations, and graph theory.Prerequisite: MTH 166 or equivalent.Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 50 Mathematics for Teacher Entrance Exams 2 cr.
Provides participants with review and practice for the mathematics portion of the licensure examination required of all beginning teachers in Virginia. Testtaking strategies are emphasized throughout.Prerequisite: MTE 3 or equivalent.Lecture 2 hours per week.
Name  Program  Phone  
Janet Adams  Science AS  jadams@reynolds.edu  5235255 
Brian Dunn  Science AS  bdunn@reynolds.edu  5235258 
Chris Holman  Science AS  cholman@reynolds.edu  5235103 
Jerrod Hunter  Science AS  jhunter@reynolds.edu  5235096 
Linda Lawrence  Science AS  llawrence@reynolds.edu  5235595 
Karen Layou  Science AS  klayou@reynolds.edu  5235591 
William Mott  Science AS  wmott@reynolds.edu  5235750 
Karen Neal  Science AS  kneal@reynolds.edu  5235180 
Deborah NeelyFisher  Science AS  dneelyfisher@reynolds.edu  5235741 
John Ochab  Science AS  jochab@reynolds.edu  5235312 
Ramzi Ockaili  Science AS  rackaili@reynolds.edu  5235742 
Bryan Rhodes  Science AS  brhodes@reynolds.edu  5235624 
Sevag Sinanian  Science AS  ssinanian@reynolds.edu  5235225 
Ann Sullivan  Science AS  asullivan@reynolds.edu  5235777 
Shalini Upadhyaya  Science AS  supadhyaya@reynolds.edu  5235315 
Otelia Vines  Science AS  ovines@reynolds.edu  5235184 
Lawrence Wright  Science AS  lnwright@reynolds.edu  5235780 
Dannette Young  Science AS  dyoung@reynolds.edu  5235038 
Taurus Satterwhite  Science  Computer Science Spec AS  tsatterwhite@reynolds.edu  5235509 
Deborah Mathews  Science  Computer Science Spec AS  dmathews@reynolds.edu  5235509 
Theodore Adams  Science  Mathematics Spec AS  tadams@reynolds.edu  5235511 
Kay Brooks  Science  Mathematics Spec AS  kbrooks@reynolds.edu  5235502 
Chris Fulakis  Science  Mathematics Spec AS  cfulakis@reynolds.edu  5235512 
Kim Hasley  Science  Mathematics Spec AS  khasley@reynolds.edu  5235250 
Ruth Henley  Science  Mathematics Spec AS  rhenley@reynolds.edu  5235522 
Randolph Joe  Science  Mathematics Spec AS  rjoe@reynolds.edu  5235784 
Faith John  Science  Mathematics Spec AS  fjohn@reynolds.edu  5235313 
Bernadette Kocyba  Science  Mathematics Spec AS  bkocyba@reynolds.edu  5235508 
Pamela Lamb  Science  Mathematics Spec AS  plamb@reynolds.edu  5235505 
Richard Lampe  Science  Mathematics Spec AS  rlampe@reynolds.edu  5235080 
Ann Loving  Science  Mathematics Spec AS  aloving@reynolds.edu  5235783 
Sunita Luthar  Science  Mathematics Spec AS  sluthar@reynolds.edu  5235702 
Marquita Sea  Science  Mathematics Spec AS  msea@reynolds.edu  5235506 
Michele Snell  Science  Mathematics Spec AS  msnell@reynolds.edu  5235510 
Kathryn Swadgelo  Science  Mathematics Spec AS  kswadgelo@reynolds.edu  5235788 
Clifton Webb  Science  Mathematics Spec AS  cwebb@reynolds.edu  5235036 
Patricia Weisbrod  Science  Mathematics Spec AS  pweisbrod@reynolds.edu  5235523 
James Wolfle  Science  Mathematics Spec AS  jwolfle@reynolds.edu  5235530 
Julia Woodbury  Science  Mathematics Spec AS  jwoodbury@reynolds.edu  5235513 
Richard Groover  Science  Teacher Prep Spec AS  rgroover@reynolds.edu  5235594 
Shalini Upadhyaya  Science  Teacher Prep Spec AS  supadhyaya@reynolds.edu  5235315 