Sep 23, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

General Studies A.A. with Area of Concentration in Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics (SEM)

Associate of Arts | SEM.AA | Transfer Program
CIP Code: 24.0199
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Program Description

This degree program is designed to articulate with four-year postsecondary institutions within the state of Maryland and private institutions. Students will be advised to consult the specific requirements of the bachelor’s degree program to which they wish to transfer. Credit for previous relevant coursework and/or relevant experience may be awarded.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics (SEM) Concentration A.A. will be able to:

  • Perform mathematical calculations using trigonometry, differentiation, and integration
  • Solve stoichiometric problems and balance chemical equations
  • Predict chemical reactivity of atoms and molecules
  • Explain the key principles of modern evolutionary theory and its importance throughout the field of biology
  • Investigate natural phenomena through experimentation, using the scientific method
  • Model and solve real-world problems using fundamentals of calculus, chemistry, and biology 

General Education Courses

The list of general education courses appears in the General Education List . Some programs recommend or require specific courses to fulfill general education requirements. Please check your program’s sequence of study for this information.

Sequence of Study - Science Engineering and Mathematics A.A.

Below are the required courses for your program arranged in the required sequence, which can be altered after discussion with the student’s advisor. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

Required Courses (in expected order)

Program Total: 60 Credits


Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the  same program. Refer to ARTSYS at and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.

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