The Aspen Institute Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 150 2017

Science and Mathematics Division


The offers courses and programs in the natural sciences and in mathematics.

These courses help students develop skills in:

  • Thinking scientifically and mathematically
  • Using the scientific method
  • Applying natural laws and theories
  • Examining components of the living world
  • Determining the interaction of these components with the physical world
Courses offered by our division  transfer to many 4-year institutions. Students can choose from a variety of Associate in Science degrees that will lead them on a continued educational path towards a Bachelor of Science degree.

Two MCC Students Named as Siemens Technical Scholars

Two MCC Associate of Science degree graduates were named 2017 Siemens Technical Scholars by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program (CEP) and the Siemens Foundation. Usama Khalid, and Amber Thompson were among 51 exceptional community college students selected from some of the nation’s strongest community college programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which provide outstanding preparation for high-demand jobs in advanced manufacturing, energy, healthcare, and information technology.

MCC's Science and Mathematics Division's Associate of Science degree was recognized by The Aspen Institute and Siemen's Company as one of the top STEM Degree Programs across the country, and the only non-Occupational STEM Degree Program listed.

Degrees, Certificates, and Alternative Training Programs of Study

Transferable Degrees

Associate in Science


ASTR-117 The Solar System
ASTR-117L The Solar System Lab
ASTR-118 Stellar Astronomy
ASTR-118L Stellar Astronomy Lab
BIOL-100 Biological Science Concepts
BIOL-101 Microbiology for Health Sciences
BIOL-107 General Biology
BIOL-107L General Biology Lab
BIOL-111 Fundamentals of Biology
BIOL-111L Fundamentals of Biology Lab
BIOL-115 Applied Botany
BIOL-120 Introduction to Environmental Science
BIOL-121 Environmental Science Laboratory
BIOL-125 Zoology
BIOL-125L Zoology Lab
BIOL-126 Botany
BIOL-126L Botany Lab
BIOL-150 The Human Body
BIOL-150L The Human Body Lab
BIOL-151 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL-151L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
BIOL-152 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL-152L Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
BIOL-156 Microbiology
BIOL-156L Microbiology Lab
BIOL-190 Human Anatomy/Physiology Review
BIOL-205 Michigan Wildflowers
BIOL-206 Local Trees and Shrubs
BIOL-207 Aquatic Ecosystems
BIOL-211 Molecular Biotechnology
BIOL-220 Ecology
BIOL-222 Field Biology
BIOL-226 Systematic Botany (or Plant Taxonomy)
BIOL-227 Genetics
BIOL-228 Pharmacology of Drugs of Abuse
CHEM-111 Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM-111L Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry Lab
CHEM-111R Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry Recitation
CHEM-112 Fundamentals of Organic & Biochemistry
CHEM-112L Fundamentals of Organic/Biochemistry Lab
CHEM-112R Fundamentals of Organic/Biochem Recitation
CHEM-118 Introduction to Chemistry
CHEM-120 Introduction to Forensic Science
CHEM-120L Introduction to Forensic Science Lab
CHEM-123 Fundamentals of Chemistry
CHEM-131 General Chemistry I
CHEM-131L General Chemistry I Lab
CHEM-131R General Chemistry I Recitation
CHEM-132 General Chemistry II
CHEM-132L General Chemistry II Lab
CHEM-132R General Chemistry II Recitation
CHEM-237 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM-237L Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHEM-237R Organic Chemistry I Recitation
CHEM-238 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM-238L Organic Chemistry II Lab
CHEM-238R Organic Chemistry II Recitation
ENGR-242 Principles of Engineering Materials
ENGR-247 Vector Mechanics I
ENGR-248 Mechanics of Deformable Solids
ENGR-249 Vector Mechanics II
GEOL-111 Geology of Dinosaurs
GEOL-111L Geology of Dinosaurs Lab
GEOL-151 Physical Geology
GEOL-151L Physical Geology Lab
GEOL-152 Historical Geology
GEOL-152L Historical Geology Lab
MATH-011 The Foundations of Basic Mathematics
MATH-021 Basic Mathematics
MATH-072 Foundations of Mathematics I
MATH-082 Beginning Algebra
MATH-084 Introduction to Graphing Calculators
MATH-115 Foundations of Mathematics II
MATH-120 Intermediate Algebra
MATH-123 Beginning and Intermediate Algebra
MATH-128 Technical Mathematics
MATH-130 College Algebra
MATH-140 Trigonometry
MATH-145 Pre-Calculus
MATH-150 Probability and Statistics
MATH-165 Applied Calculus
MATH-170 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
MATH-180 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II
MATH-210 Math for Elementary Teachers I
MATH-220 Math for Elementary Teachers II
MATH-250 Multivariable Calculus
MATH-270 Linear Algebra
MATH-280 Differential Equations
MATT-121 Technical Mathematics II
PHSC-191 Physical Science
PHSC-191L Physical Science Lab
PHSC-192 Earth Systems
PHSC-192L Earth Systems Lab
PHSM-222 Mechanics
PHYS-281 General College Physics I
PHYS-281L General College Physics I Lab
PHYS-282 General College Physics II
PHYS-282L General College Physics II Lab
PHYS-287 General Physics I
PHYS-287L General Physics I Lab
PHYS-288 General Physics II
PHYS-288L General Physics II Lab
SCI.-101 Scientific Inquiry

Additional Information

Degree Pathways


Ready to study space or work in the space industry? Begin your path with an Associate in Science with an Astronomy or Astrophysics major.


An Associate of Science with an emphasis in Biology, will lead to a Bachelor degree in the field of Biology.


Take your Associate of Science: Biochemistry and transition into a four-year program with a strong foundation.


Many of our graduates have careers in medicine, veterinary science, pharmacy, chemistry, engineering and teaching as well as many others.


Get your Associate in Science - Engineering and have the foundation to continue your education in Engineering

Environmental Science
Environmental Science

Get your Associate in Science - Environmental Science and have the foundation to continue your education in Environmental Science


The goal of the geology discipline at MCC is to provide an introduction and appreciation for the natural world and give interested students the background necessary to pursue a career in the earth sciences.


Get your Associate in Science - Mathematics and have the foundation to continue your education in Mathematics or related field.


Interested in a career in physics working in Solar Energy Systems Engineering or as a Nuclear Monitoring Technician? An AS with an Engineering emphasis can start you on the right path for these challenging careers.

Life Sciences
Life Sciences

Get your Associate in Science - and have the foundation to continue your education in a number of medical fields, including: veterinary science, physical therapy, medicine, dentistry, or pharmacy.


Gorman Study Center
Gorman Study Center

The Gorman Study Center is equipped with a computer lab and houses the Biology Study Models.

Math Empowerment Center
Math Empowerment Center

The Math Empowerment Center (MEC) G2016
The MEC was established to offer free math support to MCC students.

Donnelly Courtyard
Donnelly Courtyard

The courtyard is an outdoor laboratory for biology courses. It is maintained by the biology students and faculty

Geology Museum
Geology Museum

Visit the display of a locally excavated Mammoth, and other Geology Artifacts in the museum located in the Gorman Building.

Science and Mathematics Award Recipients
Award Recipients

Each spring the Science and Mathematics Division honors students with deserving awards for their dedication and high standards in coursework.

Instructional Support Hours

Gorman Study Center - G3201

The Gorman Study Center is equipped with a computer lab and houses the Biology Study Models.

Gorman Study Center Hours - Summer 2017

Day Time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed

Math Empowerment Center - G2016

The Math Empowerment Center was established to offer free math support to MCC students.

Math Empowerment Center Hours - Summer 2017

Day Time
Monday 8:30am - 10:00am
Tuesday 8:30am - 10:00am
Wednesday 8:30am - 10:00am
Thursday 8:30am - 10:00am
Friday closed
Saturday closed

Scholarship Information

Scholarships and awards are available through the Science and Mathematics Division. To apply for a scholarship go to Student Financial Services. To view a list of scholarships available visit the Foundation for MCC.

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