Hands-on scientific inquiry is one of the most exciting and meaningful ways to learn, and that is particularly true for students who learn differently. The principles of scientific investigation form the foundation of the Life Sciences program—and, as with all our other academic programs, the Life Sciences program is integrated with the College’s proven program to develop effective learning strategies and assistive technology skills.
Graduates of the Associate of Science in Life Sciences program will be able to:
1. Acquire essential knowledge in the life sciences.
2. Conduct and analyze research based on principles of scientific inquiry.
3. Apply scientific knowledge to analyze real-world problems and issues.
4. Develop useful skills for working within a life sciences field.
5. Communicate scientific content clearly and effectively.
Choose Your Focus: Health Science or Environmental Science
Landmark College Life Sciences majors choose from one of two strands, health science or environmental science, so they can begin to focus on a career while gaining a solid foundation in the sciences.
The curriculum for the 61-credit Life Sciences major incorporates the same General Education Core taken by all Landmark College students as part of their degree requirements, plus specific classes and labs focusing on the life sciences. A listing of Life Sciences 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 of Biology I (4 credits)
- NS1702 Principles of Biology II (4 credits)
- NS1801 Principles of Chemistry I (4 credits)
- NS1802 Principles of Chemistry II (4 credits)
- NS2052 Field Ecology (4 credits)
- NS2221 Environmental Science (4 credits)
- NS2701 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
- NS2702 Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)
*Students in the Environmental Science strand take Field Ecology and Environmental Science, while students in the Health Sciences strand take Anatomy and Physiology I and II.
Non-Lab Science Courses – 4 credits
- NS1600 Life Science Career Seminar (1 credit)
- NS2601 Bioethics (3 credits)
Mathematics – 6 credits
- Two classes level six or above
Recommended Electives – 12 credits (At least 9 credits from this list need to be at the 2000 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)
- 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)
- NS2232 Introduction to Forensic Science (3 credits)
Apply now to be part of this exciting degree program.
Dr. Adrienne Major