AA – STEM

Associate of Arts – STEM
(Effective UG22)

The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in STEM is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university and major in biology, chemistry, computer science, information technology, mathematics, statistics, physical science, and physics. Suggested coursework under the STEM emphasis will cover biology, human anatomy, physiology, microbiology, information technology, statistics, calculus, chemistry, and physics. Careers related to STEM include but are not limited to actuary, computer programmer, network engineer, software specialist, risk analyst, physicist, biochemist, wildlife resources, veterinarian, botanist, pharmaceutical sales, forensic scientist, mathematician, meteorologist, and project management.

Transferring Credit

Transfer Credit to Other Institutions

Career Information

MyPlan
Occupational Outlook Handbook
CollegeBoard

Academic Map

STEM Degree Map

Math Pathways Chart

This academic map is based upon the AA degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific courses and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. It is important that you, when possible and appropriate, enroll in any needed developmental coursework during the first semester(s) of enrollment. Additionally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years. Finally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information.

This academic map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between MACC and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to meet the academic objectives of the college. MACC specifically reserves the right to modify, delete, or add to any academic map at any time within the student’s period of study at the college.

Degree Requirements

Complete all three courses – 9 hours required

LAL101

Composition I*

3

LAL102

Composition II

3

SPK101

Public Speaking

3

*If a student does not place directly into LAL101 Composition I, optional pathways are available based on placement.

**English (LAL) courses with numbers from 000-099 do not satisfy the AA degree requirements.

Complete a minimum of one course*

MTH140

Precalculus Algebra

3

MTH142

Quantitative Reasoning

3

MTH150

Precalculus

5

MTH160

Elementary Statistics

3

MTH190

Calculus for Business and Life Sciences

3

MTH201

Analytic Geometry & Calculus I

5

*If a student does not place directly into one of the required courses above, optional Math Pathways are available based on placement.

**Math (MTH) courses with numbers from 000-099 as well as MTH100 (counts as AA elective credit) do not satisfy the AA degree requirements.

***Please see your advisor regarding the appropriate math course for your degree and transfer institution.

Complete a minimum of three courses from two disciplines – 9 hours required

One of the following courses is required to fulfill the state’s history/Constitution (civics) requirement:

HST105

American History to 1865

3

HST105H (Honors)

American History to 1865

3

HST106

American History from 1865

3

HST106H (Honors)

American History from 1865

3

PSC105

Introduction to American Government

3

 

The remaining six hours must be selected from the following:

ECN101

Macroeconomics

3

ECN102

Microeconomics

3

GEO101

World Geography I

3

HST105

American History to 1865

3

HST105H (Honors)

American History to 1865

3

HST106

American History from 1865

3

HST106H (Honors)

American History from 1865

3

HST150

African American History I

3

HST151

African American History II

3

PSC105

Introduction to American Government

3

PSC150

International Relations

3

PSY101

General Psychology

3

PSY205

Human Lifespan Development

3

SOC101

Sociology

3

SOC101H (Honors)

Sociology

3

SOC150

Intro. to Criminal Justice Systems

3

SOC205

Social Problems

3

Complete a minimum of two courses from two disciplines with at least one course with a lab component – 7 hours required

AGR141

Plant Science w/ Lab

4

BIO101

Biology w/ Lab

4

BIO105

Introductory Conservation Biology

3

BIO105H (Honors)

Introductory Conservation Biology

3

BIO150

General Zoology w/ Lab

5

BIO151

Introductory Plant Biology w/ Lab

4

BIO155

General Biology for Majors I w/ Lab

4

BIO205

Human Anatomy w/ Lab

4

BIO209

Physiology w/ Lab

4

PHY101

Foundations of Physical Science w/ Lab

4

PHY120

Foundations of Chemistry w/ Lab

4

PHY121

General Chemistry I w/ Lab

5

PHY125

Foundations of Physics w/ Lab

4

PHY140

Soil Science w/ Lab

4

PHY160

Earth Science

3

PHY162

Introduction to Astronomy

3

PHY163

Geology w/ Lab

4

PHY164

Atmospheric Science

3

PHY181

General Physics I w/ Lab

5

PHY201

Engineering Physics I w/ Lab

5

Complete a minimum of three courses from two disciplines – 9 hours required

ART101

Art Survey & Appreciation I

3

ART102

Art Survey & Appreciation II

3

ART110

Drawing & Composition I1

3

ART124

Beginning Sculpture1

3

ART201

Painting I1

3

ART205

Ceramics I1

3

DRM120

Theater Appreciation

3

DRM150

Acting I1

3

DRM160

Children’s Theatre

3

DRM165

Stage Makeup1

3

DRM215

Directing1

3

FLN101

Elementary Spanish

5

FLN102

Intermediate Spanish

5

FLN111

Elementary French

5

FLN112

Intermediate French

5

FLN121

Elementary Arabic

5

FLN122

Intermediate Arabic

5

HST101

Western Civilization I

3

HST102

Western Civilization II

3

LAL115

Introduction to Fiction Writing1

3

LAL116

Introduction to Poetry Writing1

3

LAL117

Introduction to Creative Nonfiction1

3

LAL120

American Lit. Survey to 1870

3

LAL121

American Lit. Survey from 1870

3

LAL125

African-American Literature

3

LAL125H (Honors)

African-American Literature

3

LAL150

English Lit. Survey to 1750

3

LAL151

English Lit. Survey from 1750 to Pres.

3

LAL151H (Honors)

English Lit. Survey from 1750 to Pres.

3

LAL153

Intro. to Contemporary Literature

3

LAL160

Introduction to Film Studies

3

LAL210

A Survey of World Literature I

3

LAL211

A Survey of World Literature II

3

LAL250

History & Dev. of the Short Story

3

LAL255

Women’s Literature

3

LAL265

Shakespeare

3

LAL275

Classical Mythology

3

MUS101

Fundamentals of Music

3

MUS102

Music Appreciation

3

MUS103

History of Rock & Roll

3

MUS105

Music of America

3

MUS106

Music History I

3

MUS107

Music History II

3

MUS130

MACC Singers I1

1

MUS131

MACC Singers II1

1

MUS137

MACC Concert Band I1

1

MUS205

World Music

3

MUS230

MACC Singers III1

1

PHI150

Introduction to Philosophy

3

PHI150H (Honors)

Introduction to Philosophy

3

PHI151

Introduction to Logic

3

PHI152

Introduction to Ethics

3

PHI251

Religions of the World

3

PHI252

Hebrew Bible

3

PHI253

Early Christian Sacred Texts

3

1There is a limit of three (3) credit hours of Performance (PERF) courses that can be applied to the Humanities & Fine Arts Knowledge Area and to the total CORE 42.

Complete up to 5 credit hours

Students must select courses identified as Core42 to fulfill any remaining hours in the core transfer curriculum.

Complete 18 Hours of Electives

Suggested STEM Electives

BIO101: Biology                     
BIO105: Introduction Conservation Biology
BIO105H: Introduction Conservation Biology Honors
BIO150: General Zoology       
BIO151: Introductory Plant Biology
BIO155: General Biology for Majors I
BIO160: General Biology for Majors II
BIO220: General Genetics     
BIO205: Human Anatomy      
BIO206: Microbiology                            
BIO209: Physiology

ITC106: IT Essentials
ITC120: Programming I          
ITC125: Object Oriented Programming I
ITC130: Introduction to Networks
ITC145: Web Design I
ITC150: Linux Administration I
ITC153: Routing and Switching Essentials
ITC201: Relational Database Systems
ITC220: Programming II
ITC221: COBOL Programming
ITC230: Wireless and Switching Essentials
ITC231: Enterprise Networking
ITC243: Object Oriented Prog. II: Java
ITC244: Object Oriented Prog. II: C#
ITC245: Web Design II
ITC247: Python Programming
ITC250: Linux Administration II
ITC255: Cybersecurity
ITC258: Windows Server Management I
ITC259: Windows Server Management II
ITC265: Project Management
ITC270: Cyber Regulation and Compliance
ITC271: Network Monitoring and Penetration Testing

MTH140: Precalculus Algebra
MTH142: Quantitative Reasoning
MTH145: Precalculus Trigonometry
MTH150: Precalculus
MTH160: Elementary Statistics
MTH165: Finite Mathematics
MTH190: Calculus for Business and Life Sciences
MTH201: Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
MTH202: Analytic Geometry & Calculus II
MTH203: Analytic Geometry & Calculus III
MTH215: Introduction to Probability and Statistics
MTH250: Differential Equations

PHY121: General Chemistry I
PHY122: General Chemistry II
PHY125: Foundations of Physics
PHY160: Earth Science I
PHY162: Introduction to Astronomy
PHY163: Geology
PHY164: Atmospheric Science
PHY181: General Physics I
PHY182: General Physics II
PHY201: Engineering Physics I
PHY202: Engineering Physics II
PHY222: Elementary Organic Chemistry

Additional Elective Options

• Any course with the following prefixes will be accepted as electives within the Associate of Arts degree:

     AGR                        EGN                       LAL*                    PSC

     ARC                         FLN                       MS                       PSY

     ART                         GEO                      MTH*                  RXP

     BIO                          GLS                       MUS                     SOC

     DRM                       HST                       PHI                       SPK

     EDU                         JRN                        PHY

(*LAL and MTH courses with numbers from 000-099 are developmental and do not serve as electives.)

• Career and technical courses accepted as electives in MACC’s AA degree program include the following:

ACC101: Elementary Accounting I                                   
ACC102: Elementary Accounting II
ACC110: Personal Finance
All AGR (Agriculture Courses)
BHS100: Introduction to Behavioral Health Support
BUS100: Introduction to Business                   
BUS112: Principles of Management
BUS113: Human Relations in Management                   
BUS120: Business Law       
BUS150: Business Communication
ECN101: Macroeconomics
ECN102: Microeconomics                                 
HSC120: Health and Hygiene
HSC121: First Aid
HSC171: Medical Terminology
ITC (All ITC except ITC281, ITC282, ITC283, ITC295 & ITC299)
MKT105: Principles of Marketing                    
PED101, 102, 203, 204: Life Sports
PED140: Methods and Techniques of Officiating I
PED141, 142, 241, 242: Varsity Sports/Basketball
PED150: Coaching Basketball
PED201: Introduction to Physical Education

Additional Graduation Requirement
Missouri law, included in Senate Bill 807, requires every college student pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at a public institution to pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination with at least a 70 percent to graduate. The rule will apply to the incoming class of first-time college students in the fall of 2019 and all students thereafter.