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

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 have demonstrated

  1. effective verbal and written communication to accurately convey scientific information and to critically read and interpret scientific literature;
  2. the ability to critically analyze and interpret data collected in the scientific laboratory;
  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. application 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
ZLGY 124: Human Anatomy 3
ZLGY 124L: 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
ZLGY 125: Human Physiology 3
ZLGY 125L: Human Physiology Lab 1
CHEM 108: Intro. Organic and Biochemistry 3
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 113, BLGY 201, BLGY 203; 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; ZLGY 110, ZLGY 120, ZLGY 205/205L; and other courses as approved by the advisor.

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