Learn Principles and Skills for Success in Math & Science Fields
The Math & Science Community prepares you to transfer to a four-year school majoring in biology, chemistry, engineering, fermentation science, geology, geography, math or physics. Or start a science career in GIS, landscape design, or forestry and natural resources. You will learn mathematical and scientific principles and tools to develop sound reasoning, problem solving, and critical-thinking skills. The Associate of Science degree is ideal for students who plan to get a bachelor's degree at a four-year institution. See all Math and Science degrees & certificates available at FRCC.
In our math and science degrees, you will be exposed to careers in math and science, 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.
About Credits and Semesters
- 1 credit = 1 class hour per week
- Part time enrollment = 6-11 credits per semester
- Full time enrollment = 12+ credits per semester (15 credits is 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
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.
Advising & 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.