Academics

Science FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long is the science program?

    An AS degree in Science requires earning a minimum of 64 units of course credit. A full time student should plan on taking 16 units per semester to complete the degree requirements in 2 to 2.5 years.

  • Where will the program be offered?

    Courses leading to the AS degree in Science are offered on all four campuses of Mohave Community College.

  • Can I work while I’m a student in a Science program?

    Yes, most students are employed. It is strongly recommended that a full-time student not work more than 10-15 hours per week while school is in session. Academic demands including class and lab time, commuting, homework and study time, require about 40-50 hours per week for an average full-time student.

  • How can I find out more about the science programs?

    Counselors are available on each campus to work with students individually to answer questions and plan their educational program.

  • How much will the program cost?

    Costs include general tuition, lab fees, textbooks and living expenses. The college works closely with each student to secure student financial aid.

  • Is class attendance mandatory?

    Yes, the fast pace of this program does not allow for missed classes.

  • Is supplemental instruction available for biology?

    For supplemental instruction in specialized programs of study, students should contact their instructors for additional assistance and study group opportunities.

  • What are the potential earnings of a scientist?

    Professional salaries vary widely depending upon the discipline. The starting salary for high school science teacher is about $30,000 per year. A physician may earn well over $100,000 per year.

  • What financial aid options do I have?

    Financial aid in the form of grants and loans may be available to assist students with the costs of this program.

    Financial Aid advisors are available on each campus to work with students individually to assist students through the application process.