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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:

Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I 3
MATH 102: College Algebra 3
BLGY 101: General Biology I 3
BLGY 101L: General Biology I Lab 1
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 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
Humanities 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 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; BIOT 103, BIOT 201, BIOT 202, BIOT 204, BIOT 205; 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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