Apr 23, 2024  
2022-2023 General Catalog 
2022-2023 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Science, Option in Natural Sciences, AS

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. 

This program articulates with one or more institutions or agencies. Refer to the Articulation Agreements  section of the catalog for further detail.

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 Option:

Freshman Year

First Semester: 16 Hours

Second Semester: 14 Hours

Sophomore Year

First Semester: 15 Hours

Second Semester: 15 Hours

  • Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Fine Arts Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Approved Science Elective Credit Hours: 3or
  • Approved Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Approved Elective Credit Hours: 3**
  • Approved Elective Credit Hours: 3**

Total Credit Hours required for the Associate of Science in General Science: 60

* Approved science electives include ALHT 105 , ALHT 115 , and ALHT 206 ; any course with a BLGY, CHEM, PHSC, PHYS, or SCI prefix; and other courses as approved by the advisor.

** Any non-remedial course, approved by the advisor.