Learn Principles and Skills for Success in Math & Science Fields

The Math & Science Community helps students understand the power, beauty, and application of math and science in our world. You will learn mathematical and scientific principles and tools to develop sound reasoning, problem solving, and critical-thinking skills. As part of this community, you will be exposed to career opportunities in math and science fields, and you will work in state-of-the-art labs, including a cadaver lab, GIS lab, instrument facility, and an observatory. Learn from experts -- approximately 40 percent of our science faculty hold a Ph.D. in their field.

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General Associate of Science

General Associate of Science

For a bachelor’s degree in a math or science field (e.g. computer science, physics, engineering), you will complete your basic classes at FRCC (e.g. English, math, science) and then enter as a junior at Colorado four-year schools. 
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Biology

Biology

Build the science foundation you need for further study and a career in research, teaching, or health-care fields such as doctor, occupational therapist, pharmacist, or physical therapist.
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Chemistry

Chemistry

Earn your associate degree and continue at a four-year school starting as a junior. A bachelor’s degree in chemistry prepares you for careers in research, teaching, forensic science, pharmacology, toxicology, chemical engineering, or medicine.
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Engineering

Engineering

You can start at FRCC and transfer to Colorado School of Mines under a special transfer agreement. You also can start at the Boulder County Campus as a pathway to the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
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Fermentation Sciences

Fermentation Sciences

Learn the science of fermentation to work in beer production, wine production, or food and beverage processing or research. Transfer to earn your bachelor’s degree at Colorado State University or Metropolitan State University of Denver.
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Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources

Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources

Earn a degree in your area of interest: Natural Resources or nationally accredited Forestry Technology or Wildlife Technology. Get plenty of hands-on field experience. You also can earn your Red Card to fight wildfires.
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Geology

Geology

Study how Earth's materials, structures and organisms have changed over time. Earn your associate degree and continue at a four-year school starting as a junior. A bachelor’s degree prepares you for careers in agronomy, oil and gas, oceanography, teaching, and more.
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Geography
Geography

Geography

Study our world and the people in it. Earn your associate degree and continue at a four-year school starting as a junior. A bachelor’s degree prepares you for fields such as cartography, demography, environmental science, and climatology.
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Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems

Produce maps, data, and reports based on geospatial analysis. Specialize in areas such as agriculture, mining, health care, retail, urban planning, or military intelligence.
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Horticulture & Landscape Technologies

Horticulture & Landscape Technologies

Get to work right away in landscaping, nurseries, or urban agriculture, or transfer to Colorado State University for horticulture business or environmental horticulture. Courses meet standards of the international Professional Landcare Network (PLANET).
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Math

Math

Like working with numbers and patterns? Earn your associate degree and continue at a four-year school starting as a junior. A bachelor’s degree prepares you for fields such as teaching, statistics, engineering, research, financial planning, and more.
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Students in class observing matter and energy.
Physics

Physics

Study the properties of matter and energy. Earn your associate degree and continue at a four-year school starting as a junior. A bachelor’s degree in physics prepares you for fields such as teaching, medicine, research, and alternative energy development.
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About Credits and Semesters

  • 1 credit = 1 class hour per week
  • Part time enrollment = 6-12 credits per semester
  • Full time enrollment = 12+ credits per semester / 15 credits recommended
  • For each hour in class, plan on 2 hours of study outside class

Example: For an Associate of Arts degree (60+ credits), if you take 15 credits each semester, you will complete the degree in 4-5 semesters.

15 credits = 15 class hours per week + 30 hours of study outside of class.

Levels of Education

Levels of Education: certificate, associate degree, bachelor's, masters, PhD 

Academic Plans

My Academic Plans (MAPs) help guide you toward completing your degree or certificate.  When you take classes in the order recommended on the academic plan and based on your schedule, you will save time and money. See MAPs.

Community Support

You will be assigned to a Pathways Advisor who is knowledgeable in the community’s fields of study, and is an important part of your success helping you reach your academic goals. The first time you meet your advisor will be at the required New Student Orientation.