Skip to Navigation
    Community College of Baltimore County
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog 2017-18

Astronomy, Science Transfer Pattern


Return to Programs of Study - Search by Pathway Return to: Programs of Study - Search by Pathway

Important Information


Short Description


This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Astronomy. Astronomy is the study of stars and planets.

Type of Credential


Associate of Science (A.S.) in Science
Transfer Pattern – Astronomy

Program Code


P 125

Contacts and Additional Information


Coordinators for Physical Sciences:

Catonsville Coordinator: August 15 - June 15
Erica DiCara
443-840-4119 or edicara@ccbcmd.edu

Dundalk Coordinator: August 15 - June 15
Robin Minor
443-840-3756 or rminor@ccbcmd.edu

Essex Coordinator: August 15 - June 15
Beth Shrader
443-840-2680 or eshrader@ccbcmd.edu

Science Department Chair (all campuses): year-round
Christine DeStefano
443-840-2673 or cdestefano@ccbcmd.edu

Assistant Dean for Science (all campuses): year-round
David O’Neill
443-840-2663 or doneill@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

Semester Sequence


This is a full-time suggested schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses .

Semester 1*


Semester 2


Semester 3


Courses Needed for This Transfer Pattern*


General Education Requirements and Electives - 30 Credits


General Education Electives:


Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses . One course must be a Diversity Course. 

  • Arts and Humanities 3 Credit(s).
  • Information Technology: CSIT 101  or CSIT 111  3 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 6 Credit(s). 

Program Requirements and Electives - 30 Credits


Program Electives:


Elective courses should be selected to meet transfer institution requirements.

  • ASTM 291 - 293 Independent Study in Astronomy 1-3 Credit(s).
  • Additional electives as needed.

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60*


Notes


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

**In order to take PHYS 151 , students must have completed MATH 251  with a C or higher and done one of the following:

  • Completed high school Physics, OR
  • Completed PHYS 101  with a grade of C or better, OR
  • Received permission from the Physical Sciences department chair.

***In order to take CHEM 131 , students must have done one of the following:

  • Completed CHEM 107  and CHEM 108  with a grade of C or better, OR
  • Passed the Chemistry placement exam and completed or tested out of (ENGL 052 and RDNG 052) or ACLT 052, and MATH 083, OR
  • Received permission from the Physical Sciences department chair.

Transfer Pattern Description


This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Astronomy. Beyond the General Education requirements and options, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer coordinator or an advisor for information about specific requirements.

Transfer Pattern Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:

  1. describe the features and natures of astronomical objects using astronomical terms and refer to positions, motions and characteristics of celestial objects;
  2. demonstrate how to incorporate astronomical information into effective written and oral communications;
  3. apply mathematical methods to the interpretation of astronomical data;
  4. solve problems involving astronomical topics by using astronomical data and scientific methods;
  5. explain how results from various observational technologies are used to develop theoretical models of celestial objects;
  6. observe celestial objects to draw conclusions about their natures; and
  7. solve calculus-based physics problems and perform physics experiments.

Return to Programs of Study - Search by Pathway Return to: Programs of Study - Search by Pathway