STEM Pathway

Academic Focus Plans are a suggested semester-by-semester course schedule with classes designed to help you transfer into your desired major at your chosen 4-year college. Focus plans do not substitute for academic advising. Contact an advisor for further information regarding placement based on Placement exam scores, scheduling, degree requirements, and graduation requirements. Your official degree that you will be pursuing at St. Louis Community College with this focus plan is the Associate in Arts - General Transfer Studies.

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on the STLCC website.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Spring 2023, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3Placement score or ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079Meet with Academic Success Advisor/Career Development Advisor
MTH 160 Precalculus Algebra (MOTR MATH 130)
or Precalculus (MOTR MATH 150)
3-5MTH 140 (or MTH 140S) with a grade of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test, and Reading Proficiency
Humanities and Fine Arts Requirement4 ARA 101, CHI 101, DCS 104, FRE 101, GER 101, ITL 103, JPN 101, SPA 101
PSY 200 General Psychology (MOTR PSYC 100)
or Communication Between Cultures (MOTR SBSC 101)
or Introduction to Sociology (MOTR SOCI 101)
or Introduction to Economics (MOTR ECON 100)
3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
Credit Hours13-15
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 102 College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)
or Report Writing (MOTR ENGL 110)
3ENG 101 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading ProficiencyMeet with Academic Success Advisor/Career Development Advisor
Social and Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement3 Declare major
COM 101 Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)
or Public Speaking (MOTR COMM 110)
3Concurrent enrollment in ENG 070 or Reading Proficiency
Humanities and Fine Arts Requirement3 ARA 101, CHI 101, DCS 104, FRE 101, GER 101, ITL 103, JPN 101, SPA 101, CHI 102, DCS 105, FRE 102, GER 102, ITL 104, JPN 102, SPA 102, ART 100, MCM 130, MUS 114, THT 101
Elective3 See elective options listed below. Please note that only 18 credit hours of electives are required for the Associate in Arts - General Transfer Studies.
Credit Hours15
Summer Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
PSY 200 General Psychology (MOTR PSYC 100)
or Communication Between Cultures (MOTR SBSC 101)
or Introduction to Sociology (MOTR SOCI 101)
or Introduction to Economics (MOTR ECON 100)
3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079Explore transfer institutions and contact transfer advisors.
Elective3 See elective options listed below. Please note that only 18 credit hours of electives are required for the Associate in Arts - General Transfer Studies.
Credit Hours6
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy (MOTR PHIL 100)
or Introduction to Logic (MOTR PHIL 101)
or World Religions (MOTR RELG 100)
or Ethics (MOTR PHIL 102)
or Introduction to Fiction (MOTR LITR 100F)
or World Literature (MOTR LITR 200)
3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079Ensure preparation for spring graduation. Meet with transfer institution advisor.
Elective3 See elective options listed below. Please note that only 18 credit hours of electives are required for the Associate in Arts - General Transfer Studies.
Elective3 See elective options listed below. Please note that only 18 credit hours of electives are required for the Associate in Arts - General Transfer Studies.
Natural Science with Lab4 CHM 105 is recommended.
Credit Hours13
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Natural Science Elective3 BIO 111, CHM 101, CHM 105, PHY 111, PHY 122, PSI 111
CORE 42 Elective5 See elective options with a MOTR number listed below to reach 42 credit hours of general education courses.
Elective3 See elective options listed below. Please note that only 18 credit hours of electives are required for the Associate in Arts - General Transfer Studies.
Elective3 See elective options listed below. Please note that only 18 credit hours of electives are required for the Associate in Arts - General Transfer Studies.
Credit Hours14
Total Credit Hours61-63

Recommended Electives for STEM Pathway

BIO 111Introductory Biology I (MOTR BIOL 100L)4
CHM 101Fundamentals of Chemistry I (MOTR CHEM 100L)5
CHM 105General Chemistry I (MOTR CHEM 150L)5
ECO 140Introduction to Economics (MOTR ECON 100)3
ECO 151Principles of Macroeconomics (MOTR ECON 101)3
ECO 152Principles of Microeconomics (MOTR ECON 102)3
FIN 201Fundamentals of Finance3
IS 167C++ Programming I4
IS 225Database Management4
PHY 111College Physics I (MOTR PHYS 150L)4
PHY 122Engineering Physics I (MOTR PHYS 200L)5
PSI 111Introduction to Astronomy I (MOTR ASTR 100)3
MTH 170Precalculus Trigonometry3
MTH 210Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5

*Click on the hyperlinked course number to view additional information about the course.

**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.