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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: Math elective  3
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: Public Speaking 3
Sophomore Year
Third Semester Hours
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
  Humanities elective 3
PHYS 201: General Physics I 3
  Approved Science elective * 3
    or Humanities elective
  Approved elective  3
Fourth Semester Hours
  Social Science elective 3
  Fine Arts elective 3
  Approved Science elective * 3
  Approved Science elective * 3
  Approved elective  3
Total Credit Hours 60
*Approved science electives include ALHT 105 and ALHT 115; BLGY 102/102L, BLGY 105, BLGY 106, BLGY 107, BLGY 110,BLGY 113, BLGY 120, BLGY 201/201L, BLGY 203, BLGY 230/230L, BLGY 231/231L; CHEM 102, CHEM 107, CHEM 108, and CHEM 250; HLPE 221; MICR 201/201L and MICR 206/206L; PHSC 105 and PHSC 106; PHYS 201/201L and PHYS 202/202L, PHYS 211, and PHYS 212; ZLGY 201/201L and other courses as approved by the advisor.

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