Frequently Asked Questions

Why do some Natural Sciences courses have 4 credits instead of 3?

Natural Sciences courses with a lab component earn an extra credit from the 2.25 extra hours per week spent in hands-on lab learning.

How do I pursue a Natural Sciences Concentration?

The Natural Sciences Department welcomes students who are interested in the sciences to concentrate in NS. In order to concentrate in Natural Sciences, meet with your advisor to work out your course plan so that you can meet the department's criteria. Any of the Natural Sciences Faculty are happy to answer your questions. Learn more about the Natural Sciences Concentration.

How can I learn more about the new Associate of Science in Life Sciences degree?

As with the Natural Sciences Concentration, you can talk with your advisor about how to prepare yourself for an A.S. in Life Sciences. Also, Natural Sciences Department Chair Abigail Littlefield would be happy to answer your questions. Learn more now on the A.S. in Life Sciences page.

What is the main difference between the Natural Science Concentration and the A.S. in Life Sciences degree program?

It's a matter of degree:

  • The Life Sciences A.S. program results in a Life Sciences associate degree, and therefore it requires far more natural science courses than does the Natural Science Concentration.
  • The Natural Sciences Concentration requires only 4 to 5 courses in the natural sciences. The concentration can be a good fit for students who might want to major in the natural sciences after graduating from Landmark, but who are uncertain about pursuing a full life-sciences degree. Students with a Natural Science Concentration can pursue either the A.A. in General Studies degree or the A.A. in Liberal Studies degree.Finn in Science Class


Questions! Ask for me for more information.

Abigail Littlefield
Chair, Natural Science Dept.
802-387-1629
alittlefield@landmark.edu