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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 Chemisty I Lab 1
Second Semester Hours
ENGL 102 Composition and Rhetoric II 3
MATH Math elective  3
BLGY 102/102L  General Biology II/ Lab  or 4
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
Third Semester Hours
CIS 105 Computer Concepts 3
  Humanities elective 3
PHYS 201 General Physics I 3
  approved science or humanities elective 2 3
  approved elective 1 3
Fourth Semester Hours
  Social Science elective 3
  Fine Arts elective 3
  approved science elective or social science elective 2 3
  approved science elective 2 3
  approved elective 1 3
Total Credit Hours 60
1 Any course, with advisor approval, except OIS 103, OIS 104, or remedial courses

2 Approved science electives include ALHT 105, ALHT 115, and ALHT 206; Any course with a BLGY prefix; any course with a MICR prefix; any course with a BIOT prefix; any course with a PHSC prefix; any course with a PHYS prefix; and other courses as approved by the advisor.

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