The Curriculum

The rigor of the scientific method in the context of Landmark’s adaptive teaching processes.

The curriculum for the 61-credit Life Sciences major incorporates the same General Education Core taken by all Landmark students as part of their degree requirements, plus specific classes and labs focusing on the life sciences. A tentative listing of Life Sciences program courses is provided below.

General Education Core – 15 credits

  • EN1011 Composition and Rhetoric (3 credits)
  • EN1021 Research and Analysis (3 credits)
  • FY 1011 First Year Experience (3 credits)
  • SS1011 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • Humanities Core (3 credits)

Lab Science Courses – 24 credits

  • NS1701 Principles in Biology I (4 credits)
  • NS1702 Principles in Biology II (4 credits)
  • NS1801 Principles in Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • NS1802 Principles in Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • NS2701 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
  • TBA Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)

Non-Lab Science Courses – 7 credits

  • NS1601 Life Science Career Seminar (1 credit)
  • NS2601 Bioethics (3 credits)
  • NS2901 Capstone Project (3 credits)

Mathematics – 6 credits

  • MA1601 College Algebra (3 credits)
  • MA2621 Business Statistics (3 credits)
    or
  • MA2701 Calculus (3 credits)

Recommended Electives – 9 credits (At least 6 credits from this list need to be at the 2000 level)

1000 level

  • NS1211 – Introduction to Physical Science (4 credits)
  • NS1311 – Introduction to Geology (4 credits)
  • CO1011 – Introduction to Communication (3 credits)
  • Physical Education course (1 credit)

2000 level

  • NS2001 – Perspectives in Evolution (4 credits)
  • NS2041 – Field Biology of Northern New England (4 credits)
  • NS2051 – Aquatic Ecology (4 credits)
  • NS2061 – Biological Psychology (3 credits)
  • NS2012 – Health & Nutrition (3 credits)
  • NS2221 – Environmental Science (4 credits)
  • NS2232 – Introduction to Forensic Science (3 credits)

Questions? Contact us for more information!

Abigail Littlefield
Chair, Natural Sciences
alittlefield@landmark.edu
802.387.1629

Dr. Adrienne Major
Academic Dean
amajor@landmark.edu
802.387.7143