Math & Sciences Division
Description of Programs
The Math & Sciences Division at National Park College offers transfer-level coursework in mathematics and the natural and physical sciences for students planning to complete an Associates degree and/or transfer to a four-year university. Division coursework fulfills specific general education requirements for the Associate of Arts degree, adds important components to some programs within the Associate of Applied Science degree, and forms the core of the Associate of Science degree.
Mathematics courses offered by the Division include Applied Math, College Algebra, Trigonometry, Business Calculus, Calculus I, II, III, Discrete Math, Differential Equations, Introduction to Statistics, and Math For Teachers I and II.
Life Science courses offered by the Division include Anatomy and Physiology I, II (designed primarily for students enrolled in health-related or nursing programs), General Biology, Botany, Environmental Science, Microbiology and Zoology.
Physical Science courses include Astronomy, Non-Majors Chemistry I, II, General Chemistry I, II, Earth Science, Historical and Physical Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography, Physical Science, General Physics I, II and University Physics I, II.
Students working on an Associate's degree should consult specific degree outlines elsewhere in this catalog for appropriate mathematics and science courses for a particular degree/major. Those planning to transfer to a four-year university should consult with advisors from that institution to identify specific mathematics and science requirements for the degrees they plan to pursue.
For more information on courses offered through the Math/Science Division, contact Darlene Gentles, Division Chair, at 760-4144.
The mission of the Math and Sciences Division is to provide its students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in today’s society. Through exploration and application of mathematical and scientific methods, both with and without technology, students will learn to understand processes, think critically, and make educated judgments, for the betterment of their lives and experiences.