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2009 - 2010 General Catalog



Associate of Science: General Science
(option in Natural Sciences)

The General Science degree (option in Natural Science) program provides students wishing to pursue a
career in a scientific field with a structured program of course work. Students may use the foundation
provided by this degree to pursue a four-year degree in disciplines including biology, chemistry, physics,
biotechnology, physical therapy, medical technology, and occupational therapy or may enter the workplace.

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 lead 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 101/101L: General Biology 4
CHEM 101: General Chemistry 3
CHEM 101L: General Chemistry Lab 1 1
Second Semester Hours
ENGL 102: Composition and Rhetoric II 3
MATH elective 3
  or BIOT 104   Technical Computations
BLGY 102/102L: General Biology II/Lab 4
or ZLGY 201/201L:   General Zoology/Lab
or BLGY 201/201L:   General Botany/Lab
CHEM 102: General Chemistry II 3
SPCH 110: Principles of Speech 3
Sophomore Year
First Semester Hours
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
HMAN elective 3
PHYS 201: General Physics I 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 113, BLGY 120, 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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