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2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Natural Sciences, A.S.


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Natural science is a branch of science concerned with the description, prediction, and understanding of natural phenomena, based on empirical evidence from observation and experimentation (i.e. the Scientific Method). The A.S. in Natural Sciences encompasses the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, and geology, as well as several of the pre-professional scientific fields (pre-medicine, pre-veterinary, pre-dentistry, and pre-pharmacy). The design of our curriculum allows for flexibility not only with regard to general education courses, but provides maximum flexibility for students to tailor their major area within the wider umbrella of the natural sciences. Students are strongly encouraged to discuss their academic program with their faculty advisor.

Degree Requirements


Subtotal: 15


Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • In addition to ENGL 1010 , students may be required to also take ENGL 1011  due to placement, adding 2 additional credits to their graduation total.
  • MATH 1400  or higher.
  • Please see Interstate Passport  for courses within all areas represented; Western Experience et al.

Freshman Year - Spring Semester


Subtotal: 15


Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes: 

  • Natural Sciences elective courses must be 1000-level or higher and taken from the following groups: BIOL (above 1010), CHEM (above 1030), MATH (above 1400, no more than 16 credits), PHYS (up to 8 credits). Consult a Natural Sciences advisor to select courses that will best prepare you for transfer.
  • Physical Activity courses are any with a PEAC code.

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester


Subtotal: 15


Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • See Natural Sciences notes under Freshman Year - Spring Semester.

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester


Subtotal: 15


Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • See Natural Sciences notes under Freshman Year - Spring Semester.

Total Credit Hours: 60


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