Jun 03, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog (DRAFT) 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog (DRAFT)

Natural Sciences and Mathematics, AS (NSMA-AS)

Location(s): Gateway, Tunxis

DRAFT CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this draft catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this draft catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • This catalog is a draft to be finalized in the Spring of 2023. The policies, courses and programs described are not applicable until the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The Natural Sciences and Mathematics A.S. allows students to explore segments of various disciplines.  This survey within the Sciences and Mathematics coursework provides options and alternatives for continuing studies at a four-year institution.  The program also prepares qualified students to work at research facilities as laboratory or research assistants.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all requirements, graduates should be able to:

  • Recognize ethical issues and understand the social responsibility involved in scientific decision making
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of the natural and physical sciences
  • Prepare, conduct, document, and interpret scientific experiments
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of algebra, calculus, and/or trigonometry
  • Incorporate an interdisciplinary approach to investigating scientific problems