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Begin Date: Summer Session 1995
End Date: Summer Session 2002

SCIENCE (2 SC) - ARCHIVE

Altoona College (2SCAL)
Capital College (2SCCA)
Commonwealth College (2SCCC)

The Science major is designed primarily to provide for the basic educational needs of students who want to pursue professional programs in various medically related fields. The program provides a fundamental group of science courses of value to those who seek positions in government or industry where such knowledge is necessary or desirable.

The Radiologic Technologist Radiographer option requires seven semesters (five semesters and two summer sessions) of formal classroom and clinical education. In the clinical practicum, the student is required to demonstrate competency in performing examinations under supervision in the radiology department of a participating hospital. This generally requires between 1,800 and 2,400 clock hours. In addition to receiving the Associate in Science degree, the student who successfully completes the major is eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination for certification.

Graduates of the General option of the Science major may qualify for admission to the baccalaureate degree major in Mathematical Sciences offered at Penn State Harrisburg.

For the Associate in Science degree in Science, a minimum of 66 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 21 credits
(12�15 of these 21 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 57�65 credits
(This includes 12�15 credits of General Education courses. For the Biotechnology option: 3 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 6 credits of GWS courses. For the General and RTR options: 3 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GWS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 13 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (13 credits)
BIOL 011 GN(3)[1], BIOL 012 GN(1)[1], PHYS 150 GN(3)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
ENGL 015 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
PHYS 151(3)[1] (Sem: 3-4)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 45�52 credits

BIOTECHNOLOGY OPTION: 49 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (49 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3), CHEM 013 GN(3), CHEM 014 GN(1), CHEM 015 GN(1), ENGL 202C GWS (3), MATH 026 GQ(3), MICRB 201(3), MICRB 202(2), STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
B M B 101(3), BIOL 230W;GN(4), CHEM 034(3), CHEM 035(3), MICRB 120(4)[1], MICRB 121A(3)[1], MICRB 121B(3)[1], SOC 005 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)

GENERAL OPTION: 45 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (27 credits)
BIOL 129(4), CHEM 011(3), MATH 110 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
BIOL 141 GN(3), CHEM 034(3), CMPSC 101 GQ(3), MICRB 106 GN(3), MICRB 107 GN(1), SPCOM 100 GWS(3) (Sem: 3-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
MATH 021 GQ or MATH 026 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 12 credits from the following biological, mathematical, and physical science courses: ASTRO 001 GN(3), BIOL 033 GN(3), BIOL 142(1), BI SC 003 GN(3), CHEM 035(3), CHEM 102(3), MATH 111 GQ(2), PHIL 212 GQ(3), PHYS 297(3), or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from social and behavioral sciences (Sem: 1-4)

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST RADIOGRAPHER OPTION: 52 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (52 credits)
BIOL 129(4), BIOL 033 GN(3), CHEM 011(3), CMPSC 100(3), MATH 021 GQ(3), MATH 026 GQ(3), PHYS 297(3), R T R 101(3)[1], R T R 102(3)[1], S T S 101 GH(3) (Sem: 1-2)
BIOL 141 GN(3), R T R 103(3)[1], R T R 104(3)[1], SPCOM 100 GWS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
R T R 105(3)[1], R T R 106(3) (Sem: 5-6)
R T R 107(3)[1] (Sem: 7)

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[1]A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1995

Blue Sheet Item #: 23-06-220

Review Date: 1/30/00

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