Academic Program Proposal

Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
2/23/2017Frederick Community College
Proposal
ASScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics with AOCs5/18/2017
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics with AOCs Program Description
The Associate of Science in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is designed to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions in STEM disciplines. The Associate of Science in STEM will allow students who might otherwise have declared a General Studies major to focus their coursework in Behavioral and Social Science disciplines during their first semester on campus. The AS STEM curriculum has a narrower focus than that of General Studies. Students can major in approved Areas of Concentration (Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics) ;students who do not choose an approved Area of Concentration will explore STEM fields with the goal of narrowing their focus, or work with an advisor to transfer in STEM fields outside of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics. The program is designed to reduce the time-to-degree for students who typically select the General Studies major by enabling students who are interested in STEM fields (but perhaps not sure which specific discipline) to start on a more focused curricular pathway their first semester on campus. This program is also designed to support students whose desired STEM transfer major is not directly represented by one of Frederick Community College’s approved Areas of Concentration. <br>&nbsp; <br>&nbsp;The Area of Concentrations include: <br> <br>Biology - Offers a selection of biology and other natural and physical science related courses for the student who wishes to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. <br> <br>Chemistry - Offers a variety of science and mathematics courses for students pursuing a course of study in chemistry. <br> <br>Engineering - Intended to provide the basis for transfer to a four-year college engineering course of study. <br> <br>Mathematics- Provides a diversity of courses for students pursuing a course of study in mathematics.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>