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Associate of Science in 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 read, inform, and convey scientific information;
  2. critical analysis and interpretation of information collected through research or laboratory experiences, based on scientific methodology, principles, and sound and logical reasoning;
  3. continuous academic preparedness in the life and physical sciences that leads to potential career and professional pathways;
  4. application of math operations, graphic data and algebraic formula necessary to collect, analyze, and interpret scientific data through laboratory investigation and experimentation; and
  5. utilization of current and emerging instrumentation and related technologies in the collection and recording of scientific data.

Required courses for Associate of Science in General Science (Natural Sciences)

Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I 3
MATH 102: College Algebra 3
BLGY 101: General Biology I  4
BLGY 101L: General Biology I Lab   
CHEM 101: General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 101L: General Chemistry I Lab 1
Second Semester Hours
ENGL 102: Composition and Rhetoric II 3
  MATH elective  3
BLGY 102 General Biology II 3
BLGY 102L General Biology II Lab 1
CHEM 102: General Chemistry II 3
SPCH 110: Public Speaking 3
Sophomore Year
First Semester Hours
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
  Humanities elective 3
  Approved Physical Science Elective * 3
  Approved Science ** 3
    or Humanities elective
  Approved elective *** 3
Second Semester Hours
  Social Science elective 3
  Fine Arts elective 3
  Approved Science elective ** 3
  Approved Science ** 3
  or Social Science elective*
  Approved elective *** 3
Total Credit Hours 60
* Approved physical science electives include any course with a PHSC prefix and any course with a PHYS prefix.
** Approved science electives include ALHT 105, ALHT 115, and ALHT 206; any course with a BLGY prefix; any course with a PHSC prefix; any course with a PHYS prefix; and other courses as approved by the advisor
.*** Any non-remedial course, approved by the advisor

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