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 Science program—and, as with all our other academic programs, the Life Science 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 Science program will be able to:
- Acquire essential knowledge in life science.
- Conduct and analyze research based on principles of scientific inquiry.
- Apply scientific knowledge to analyze real-world problems and issues.
- Develop useful skills for working within a life science field.
- Communicate scientific content clearly and effectively.
Choose Your Focus: Life Science or Environmental Science
Landmark College Life Science majors choose from one of two strands, life science or environmental science, so they can begin to focus on a career while gaining a solid foundation in the sciences.
To earn the A.S. Life Science students must complete 61 credits which includes the general education core (18 credits not met by major requirements), 34 credits of additional major requirements, and 9 credits of open electives
General Education Requirements: 31 credits
18 credits plus 13 credits of major requirements that also fulfill general education requirements:
- WRT1011 Composition and Rhetoric: 3 credits
- WRT1012 Research and Analysis: 3 credits
- EDU1011 Perspectives in Learning or EDU1001 Foundations in Learning: 3 credits
- COM1011 Introduction to Communication: 3 credits
- Social Science: 3 credits
- Interpersonal Communication/Creative Expression: 3 credits
Major Requirements: 34 credits
11 credits of Biology:
- BIO1521 Principles of Biology I (also fulfills general education Natural Science requirement): 4 credits
- BIO1522 Principles of Biology II: 4 credits
- BIO2041 Bioethics (also fulfills general education Humanities requirement): 3 credits
8 credits of Chemistry:
- CHE1521 Principles of Chemistry I: 4 credits
- CHE1522 Principles of Chemistry II: 4 credits
6 credits of Mathematics:
- MAT1641 College Algebra (Also fulfills Gen Ed math requirement): 3 credits
- MAT2621 Applied Statistics or higher MAT course (Math Level 6 or higher. Also fulfills the gen ed Quantitative Reasoning requirement): 3 credits
1 credit Career Seminar:
- NSC1100 Life Sciences Career Seminar: 1 credit
8 credits—Focus Area Choice:
Must complete BOTH courses in either Environmental Science or Life Sciences
- ECO2521 Field Ecology: 4 credits and
- ENV2511 Environmental Science: 4 credits
- BIO2521 Anatomy & Physiology I: 4 credits and
- BIO2522 Anatomy and Physiology II: 4 credits
Open Electives: 9 credits
9 credits any level
Only six 1-credit courses allowed
Apply now to be part of this exciting degree program.
Brian Young, Chair, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Department