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2015-2016 USC Sumter Bulletin (Archived Copy)
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2015-2016 USC Sumter Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
    
 
  Aug 22, 2018
 
2015-2016 USC Sumter Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Associate of Science (Fort Jackson), A.S.



Overview

The USC Fort Jackson Program is designed for and awards Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees to active-duty military personnel (all branches), their family members, Department of Defense civilian employees, National Guard members, reservists, and veterans. Civilians, including Columbia-campus students, are welcome to take courses on a space-available basis, but they may not earn these associate degrees. For further information, call 803-782-8810.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to generate and comprehend written communication through writing coherent expository, persuasive, critical and analytic essays, and through reading and analyzing literature.
  • Students will demonstrate organizational and research skills which will allow them to locate, analyze, and synthesize information.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate the methods of preparation, practice, and good delivery of a speech.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between a dynamic delivery and effective oral communication.
  • Students will be able to solve problems involving derivatives and integrals of elementary algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
  • Students will be able to find maxima, minima, rates of change, and area under a curve.
  • Students will learn how to organize and graph statistical data.
  • Students will learn how to use a computer to solve problems, and will learn basic computer programming.
  • Students will define, understand, and use scientific, biological, and/or medical terminology.
  • Students will demonstrate skills for word processing, data management and graphing, and statistical processing and analysis.
  • Students will be able to describe life processes that power, support, and move parts of the human body.
  • Students will gain an understanding of the basic concepts of biology OR geology OR geography.

Degree Requirements (60 Hours)

(For Active-Duty Personnel and Their Family Members Only)

Course Work


(15 Hours)


Arts and Sciences (to include 3 hours each of History, Fine Arts, Social Science, and English 200-level literature.)

(8 Hours)


Natural Sciences (two laboratory courses)

(9 Hours)


Courses selected from:

(16 Hours)


Electives