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General Science
(option in Allied Health/

Associate of Science

The General Science degree program provides students wishing to pursue careers in allied health fields,
including nursing, radiology, and dental hygiene, with a structured program of pre-clinical course work.
Students may use the foundation provided by this degree to pursue a four-year degree or many enter the

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Associate of Science in General Science will have demonstrated

  1. effective verbal and written communication to accurately convey scientific information;
  2. the ability to critically analyze and interpret data collected in the scientific laboratory and to critically read and interpret scientific literature;
  3. academic preparedness in life sciences and physical sciences enabling graduates to apply foundational knowledge to continued education in science and/or allied health and to critically analyze developments in science;
  4. utilization of mathematics to collect, analyze and interpret scientific data collected through laboratory investigation and experimentation; and
  5. utilization of computer and other technologies in the collection and recording of scientific data.

Required courses for Associate of Science in General Science:

Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I 3
MATH 102: College Algebra 3
ZLGY 124: Human Anatomy 3
ZLGY 124L: Human Anatomy Lab 1
CHEM 107: Introductory Chemistry 3
CHEM 107L: Introductory Chemistry Lab 1
Second Semester Hours
ENGL 102: Composition and Rhetoric II 3
MATH elective 3
ZLGY 125: Human Physiology 3
ZLGY 125L: Human Physiology Lab 1
CHEM 108: Intro. Organic and Biochemistry 3
SPCH 110: Principles of Speech 3
Sophomore Year
First Semester Hours
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
HMAN elective 3
*Approved science elective 3
*Approved science elective 3
Approved elective 3
Second Semester Hours
Social Science elective 3
Fine Arts elective 3
*Approved science elective 3
*Approved science elective 3
Approved elective 3
Total credit hours for the Associate of Science in General Science 60

*Approved science electives include ALHT 105, 115; BLGY 101/101L, 102/102L, 203; HLPE 221; MICR 110/110L and 206/206L; BIOT 201, 202, 201, 202; PHSC 105 and 106; PHYS 201/201L and 202/202L; ZLGY 110, 124, 125, 205/205L; and other electives as approved by the advisor.

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