Life Sciences AS

The Life Sciences (AS) program is designed to prepare students for transfer to a variety of programs at a four-year college or university. The curriculum prepares the student for future study in a variety of fields on the Traditional Life Science Concentration, such as general biology, microbiology, organismal biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, environmental science, agriculture, biology education, etc., and on the Biomedical Science Concentration such as cytotechnology, medical laboratory science, nuclear medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • explain basic biological and chemical concepts.
  • evaluate issues in the life sciences that are of importance to organisms and/or the biosphere.
  • apply the scientific method to a range of life sciences.
  • utilize appropriate scientific techniques and technology for experimentation and data collection.
  • collect, analyze, and report scientific data in an ethical manne.

Curriculum

Traditional Life Science Concentration

First Semester

ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MAT 131 Intro to Statistics I 3
CHE 151 Principles of Chemistry I 4
BIO 151 Principles of Biology I 4
Elective


(17 Credit Hours)
Core Goal 9: Behavioral and Social Sciences,
Core Goal 12: Global Perspectives, and
Core Goal 13: Ethical Reasoning
3

Second Semester

ENG 102 or ENG 115 English Composition II or Writing for Technical Communication 3
MAT 190 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4
CHE 152 Principles of Chemistry II 4
BIO 152
(15 Credit Hours)
Principles of Biology II 4

Third Semester

SPC 120 Public Speaking 3
Elective Biology Lab Science (BIO 131, 140, 256, or 260) 4
Elective Lab Science (CHE 261, PHY 151, GLG 151, or BIT) 4
Elective Core Goal 4: Computer Fluency 3
Elective
(16-17 Credit Hours)
Core Goal 10: Exercise and Health Sciences 2-3

Fourth Semester

Elective Biology Lab Science (BIO 131, 132, 140, 256, or 260) 4
Elective Lab Science (CHE 261,262,PHY 151,152,GLG 151, or BIT) 4
Elective General Elective or Science Elective 3-4
Elective

(14-15 Credit Hours)
Core Goal 6: Intellectual Heritage, and
Core Goal 7: Aesthetic Sensibility and the Arts
3

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 62-64

Biomedical Science Concentration

First Semester

ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MAT 131 Intro to Statistics I 3
CHE 151 or CHE 121 Principles of Chemistry I or General Chemistry Inorganic 4
BIO 151 or BIO 121 Principles of Biology I or General Biology I 4
Elective


(17 Credit Hours)
Core Goal 9: Behavioral and Social Sciences,
Core Goal 12: Global Perspectives and Diversity, and
Core Goal 13: Ethical Reasoning and Behavior
3

Second Semester

ENG 102 or ENG 115 English Composition II or Writing for Technical Communication 3
BIO 140 Microbiology and Immunology 4
CHE 152 or CHE 122 Principles of Chemistry II or General Chemistry II 4
Elective
(14 Credit Hours)
Core Goal 4: Computer Fluency 3

Third Semester

BIO 131 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
SPC 120 Public Speaking 3
Elective Lab Science (CHE 261, PHY 151, BIO 152, or BIT) 4
Elective General Elective or Science Elective 3-4
Elective
(16-18 Credit Hours)
Core Goal 10: Exercise and Health Sciences 2-3

Fourth Semester

BIO 132 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
Elective General Elective or Science Elective 3-4
Elective General Elective or Science Elective 3-4
Elective
(13-15 Credit Hours)
Core Goal 6: Intellectual Heritage, and
Core Goal 7: Aesthetic Sensibility and the Arts
3

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 60-64

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