The Mathematics and Science option is designed for the student interested in the health sciences field or in developing a foundation in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) disciplines at the Associate Degree level. Mathematics courses encourage the understanding of basic mathematical concepts, quantitative reasoning and applications. Natural science courses emphasize experimental methodology, hypothesis testing, and the power of systematic questioning. The student will develop a comprehension of the basic concepts of the physical and biological sciences, and a understanding of science as a human endeavor, including the limitations as well as the power of scientific inquiry.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate scientific literacy by identifying and applying the major components of the scientific method of inquiry.
- Analyze the similarities and differences between the ways knowledge is collected and applied in the disciplines studies.
- Compare and contrast conflicting viewpoints from the perspective of two or more disciplines.
- Integrate and utilize knowledge from multiple disciplines to solve problems.