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General Science
(option in Natural Sciences)
Associate of Science

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 have demonstrated

  1. effective verbal and written communication to accurately convey scientific information;
  2. 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
BLGY 101/101L: General Biology 4
CHEM 101: General Chemistry 3
CHEM 101L: General Chemistry Lab 1
Second Semester Hours
ENGL 102: Composition and Rhetoric II 3
MATH elective 3
BLGY 102/102L: General Biology II/Lab
  ZLGY 201/201L:   General Zoology/Lab
  BLGY 201/201L:   General Botany/Lab 4
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
PHYS 201L: General Physics I Lab 1
*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 61


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

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