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Concentrations

Students pursing an associate degree may elect to pursue an optional Academic Concentration  in one of the following fields. For all Academic Concentrations, at least 15 or more total credits are required. Grades of at least C are required in all courses. Only 6 transferred credits, if applicable to requirements, may be applied toward an Academic Concentration.

  • Required Courses

     BU1011 Introduction to Business
    BU1111 Principles of Accounting I
    Two 2000-level Business Department courses, excluding BU2991

    Elective Courses (choose one)

    EC2111 Essentials of Economics
    EC2112 Introduction to Microeconomics
    EC2113 Introduction to Macroeconomics

  •  At least one of the following, but no more than two: 

    CO1011 Introduction to Communication (preferred)
    CO1021 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication 
    CO1071 Introduction to Public Speaking

    Three of the following (or four, if only one 1000-level Communications course is taken):

    BU2011 Effective Business Communication
    CO2022 Relationships and Relational Communication
    CO2031 Leadership and Small Group Communication
    CO2051 Intercultural Communication
    CO2062 Oral Traditions and Media
    CO2063 Internet, Culture and Communication
    CO2064 Media Ethics
    CO2065 Broadcast Journalism
    CO2066 Journalism in the Digital Age
    CO2067 Radio Production and Programming
    CO2071 Professional Presentations
    CO2082 Collaborative Negotiations
    CO2084 Dialogue and Debate

  • Required Courses

    CS1451 Computer Science I
    CS2221 Web Science (3 credits)

    Elective courses (three of the following, of which only one Mathematics course is allowed)

    CS2321 Introduction to 3-Dimensional Modeling
    CS2401 Programming I
    CS2452 Computer Science II
    CS2461 Mobile Application Programming
    CS2501 Data Structures and Algorithms
    CS2615 Networking and Security
    CS Independent Study
    MA2721 Calculus I
    MA2751 Linear Algebra
    MA2802 Calculus II

  • Required Course

    EN1061 Creative Writing

    Two of the following:

    EN2211 Creative Writing: Short Stories
    EN2222 Creative Writing: Poetry
    EN2233 Creative Writing: Nonfiction

    Two of the following:

    EN2051 Film Adaptations of Literature
    EN2052 Beat Literature
    EN2101 Science Fiction
    EN2103 Short Fiction
    EN2104 Shakespeare's Plays
    EN2108 Contemporary American Poetry
    EN2132 Environmental Literature
    EN Special Topics

  • Required Courses

    ED1011 Introduction to Education
    ED2081 Pedagogy and Practice in Special Education OR ED2091 Learning Disabilities Seminar
    SS1011 Introduction to Psychology
    SS2021 Child Development OR SS2031 Adolescent and Adult Development
    SS2071 Educational Psychology

  • Required Courses

    BU1111 Principles of Accounting I
    BU2011 Effective Business Communication
    BU2021 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    BU2511 Introduction to Marketing

    Elective Courses (choose one of the following)

    EC2111 Essentials of Economics
    EC2112 Introduction to Microeconomics
    EC2113 Introduction to Macroeconomics

  • Required Courses

    Must choose any 4-credit NS1000-level course.

    A minimum of 11 credits, of which at least 7 are at the 2000 level, of the following:

    NS1011 Intro to Biology: Cells and Organisms
    NS1021 Intro to Biology: Organisms and Environment
    NS1111 Introduction to Chemistry
    NS1211 Introduction to Physical Science
    NS1311 Introduction to Geology
    NS2001 Perspectives in Evolution
    NS2011 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body
    NS2012* Nutrition and Health
    NS2041 Field Biology of Northern New England, with lab
    NS2042* Field Biology of Northern New England
    NS2051 Aquatic Egology and Pollution
    NS2052 Field Ecology
    NS2221 Environmental Science
    NS2231* Contemporary Issues in Science
    NS2232* Introduction to Forensic Science
    NS2701 Anatomy and Physiology
    NS2601 Bioethics
    NS3051 Winter Ecology
    NS3501 Principles of Sustainability

    Courses with an * are 3-credit courses and do not have a lab.

  • Required Courses

    SS1011 Introduction to Psychology
    MA1421 Statistics
    SS2021 Child Development OR SS2031 Adolescent and Adult Development

    Two of the following:

    SS2051 Abnormal Psychology
    SS2061 Positive Psychology
    SS2071 Educational Psychology
    SS2081 Cognitive Psychology
    SS2091/NS2061 Biological Psychology
    SS2711 Human Sexuality

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