Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
Carroll Community College
Proposal
Associate of SciencePhysical Science 3/3/2018Approved4/4/2018
Physical Science Program Description
The proposed A.S. degree program in Physical Sciences (with concentrations in chemistry, physics, and geology) seeks to provide students with the current scientific knowledge and skills necessary to prepare them for their educational and career goals.  The coursework in the physical sciences will actively involve the students  in the use and understanding of the scientific method, using a  variety of instructional modes such as technology, analysis and interpretation of data, oral and written communication, information  literacy, problem  solving,  and critical thinking  skills.  Moreover, this new degree parallels CCC’s Associate of Science degree in Biology that provides direct transfer to Bachelor of Science programs within the State, thus meeting Carroll Community College’s goal of providing convenient and affordable baccalaureate preparation.