Natural Sciences

Program Mission

The Associate of Science in Natural Sciences degree program will prepare students to transfer to baccalaureate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs with recognized and supported pathways.

Program Description

The Associate of Science in Natural Sciences (AS-NS) degree is designed for students planning to transfer to a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) baccalaureate degree program at a four-year institution in Hawaiʻi or on the U.S. mainland.

Program Prerequisites
  • ENG 100 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100
  • MATH 25 or Placement in MATH 103
Degrees That Can Be Earned
  • Associate of Science (AS)
Itemized Estimate of Educational Costs
  • Tuition plus cost of books and The cost of textbooks and supplies is approximately $300 per semester for full-time students.

Upon successful completion of the AS in Natural Sciences, students will be able to:

  • Analyze data effectively using the most currently available technology.
  • Communicate scientific ideas and principles clearly and effectively.
  • Analyze and apply fundamental mathematical, physical and chemical concepts and techniques to scientific issues.
  • Apply fundamental concepts and techniques in their chosen field of study, such as biology, chemistry, geology, and engineering.