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2009 - 2010 General Catalog



Associate of Science: General Science
(option in Allied Health/Pre-nursing)

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 be able to demonstrate:

  1. effective verbal, written, and graphic communication to accurately and appropriately persuade, inform, and convey scientific information;
  2. research, critically read, synthesize and interpret scientific literature to analyze physical, biological, and other related scientific processes for increased understanding and application to personal, professional, and world issues;
  3. critical analysis and interpretation of data collected in the laboratory based on scientific methodology, principles, and sound and logical reasoning;
  4. continuous academic preparedness, growth and knowledge of the developments in the life and physical sciences that leads to potential career and professional pathways;
  5. application of basic math operations, graphic data and algebraic formula necessary to collect, analyze, and interpret scientific data through laboratory investigation and experimentation; and
  6. utilization of current and emerging computer and related 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
BLGY 224: Human Anatomy 3
BLGY 224L: 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
  or BIOT 104   Technical Computations
BLGY 225: Human Physiology 3
BLGY 225L: Human Physiology Lab 1
CHEM 108: Intro. Organic and Biochemistry 3
  or ALHT 115   Pharmacology for Allied Health Students
  or BLGY 244   Introduction to Human Genetics
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 and ALHT 115; BLGY 101/101L, BLGY 102/102L, BLGY 105, BLGY 106, BLGY 110, BLGY 120, BLGY 113, BLGY 201, BLGY 203, BLGY 205/205L; DMTP 120/121; HLPE 221; MICR 110/110L and MICR 206/206L; BIOT 103, BIOT 201, BIOT 202, BIOT 204, BIOT 205; PHSC 105 and PHSC 106; PHYS 201/201L and PHYS 202/202L; and other courses as approved by the advisor.

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