Co-Lin to Offer New Degree for STEM Majors – Lawrence County Press

Copiah-Lincoln Community College has announced a new degree option for students beginning in the fall 2022 semester, the Associate of Science (AS). The new degree focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and is designed to allow for a more seamless transfer to a four-year university for students majoring in STEM fields. The 60-hour degree will include more math and science courses in its core requirements than the college’s traditional transfer degree, the Associate of Arts.
“The new Associate of Science degree option is going to give our students an edge in college, whether they want to major in polymer science, get an engineering degree, or go to medical school,” said Jackie Martin, campus vice president of Co-Lin Wesson. . “We want to put students in the best position to enter a STEM program at a university and succeed.”
The Associate of Science degree option will be awarded to students who complete 40 semester hours of core curriculum for university transfer and complete an additional 20 semester hours in approved transferable courses. With the AS degree plan option, students will take more science and math courses directly related to their chosen career field. Each student will be individually guided by their advisor to ensure that the courses they are enrolled in at Co-Lin meet the criteria of the chosen program at the university.
Co-Lin has a reputation for having well-prepared students once transferred to universities in STEM fields. This year alone, Co-Lin hosted five students at William Carey University School of Pharmacy, one student was awarded the TVA STEM Scholarship, two students were awarded the only two National Mu Alpha Theta Scholarships, and the team of Co-Lin’s biomedical research was presented at LSU. -Shreveport Scholarship Student Forum. With the development of a curriculum to enrich hands-on learning through courses such as Introduction to Engineering, Engineering Design, as well as Biomedical Research courses, students have unique opportunities to prepare for their study programs.
“Our goal at Co-Lin is to offer the best quality program while being sensitive to the financial and temporal responsibility of our students as they work towards their educational goals,” said Stephanie Duguid, Dean of Education. academic. “By offering the Associate of Science, we show our dedication and commitment to STEM fields by allowing students to focus on the required higher-level STEM credits that Co-Lin offers without wasting additional time and resources to pass seamlessly to a four-year university.

Norma A. Roth