STEM Academic Pre-Majors

Oakton offers an Associate of Science with pre-majors in Science and Mathematics and an Associates of Engineering.

For students interested in studying the following academic areas and transferring to a four year institution, STEM suggests the following course sequence; please consult with academic advising for more information on transfer requirements:

Biology:

Area B - Mathematics: Two courses from MAT 131, MAT 250, MAT 251, MAT252
Area C - Three science courses: at least one from the Life Sciences and at least one from the Physical Sciences; at least one from these courses must be a lab course - Recommended BIO 121, CHM 121
Major Requirements: CSC 170 and CSC 171; or CSC 170 and CSC 172; or CSC 170 and CSC 173; or CSC 155; or CSC 156
Courses to a total minimum of 17 semester credit hours from Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering, mathematics (except 110, 114, 116), and Physics
BIO 122; CHM 122; PHY 131
    Additional Courses dependent on transfer requirements and major (8 credit hours)
          BIO 104; BIO 106; BIO 131; BIO 132; BIO 151; BIO 222; BIO 240
          Total Concentration Requirements: 23

Chemistry:

Area B - Mathematics: MAT 250 and MAT 251
Area C - Three science courses: at least one from the Life Sciences and at least one from the Physical Sciences; at least one from these courses must be a lab course - Recommend BIO 121 and CHM 121
Major Requirements: CSC 170 and CSC 171; or CSC 170 and CSC 172; or CSC 170 and CSC 173; or CSC 155; or CSC 156
Courses to a total minimum of 17 semester credit hours from Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering, mathematics (except 110, 114, 116), and Physics
CHM 122; CHM 223 (or CHM 221 depending on transfer requirements); CHM 224
           (or CHM 222 depending on transfer requirements); PHY 221
Additional Courses dependent on transfer requirements and major concentration (6 credit hours)
           CHM 229; CHM 240; PHY 222; MAT 252; MAT 260; MAT 262; CSC 170 and (CSC 171 or CSC 172 or CSC 173); BIO 122

Mathematics:

Area B - Mathematics: Two courses from MAT 250, MAT 251, MAT252
Area C - Three science courses: at least one from the Life Sciences and at least one from the Physical Sciences; at least one from these courses must be a lab course - Recommend BIO 121 and CHM 121
Major Requirements: MAT 252; MAT 260; MAT 262
Additional Courses dependent on transfer requirements and major concentration (6 credit hours)
           CHM 121; CHM 122; CSC 155; CSC 156; CSC 170 and (CSC 171 or CSC 172 or CSC 173); PHY 222

Physics:

Area B - Mathematics: MAT 250 and MAT 251
Area C - Three science courses: at least one from the Life Sciences and at least one from the Physical Sciences; at least one from these courses must be a lab course - Recommend BIO 121 and CHM 121
Major Requirements: PHY 222; PHY 223; MAT 252; CSC 170 and (CSC 171 or CSC 172 or CSC 173)
Additional Courses dependent on transfer requirements and major concentration (7 credit hours)
           PHY 290 or other PHY course excluding PHY 101, PHY 102, PHY 131, PHY 132
           MAT 262; MAT 260; CHM 121; CHM 122