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:
- Acquire essential knowledge in the life sciences.
- 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 sciences field.
- 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. Once students determine their focus (Health Science or Environmental Science) they will be required to take the following strand of courses which will be part of the 24 credits required in the Lab Science section.
- Health Science students take Anatomy and Physiology I and II (BIO2521 & BIO2522).
- Environmental Science students take Field Ecology and Environmental Science (ECO2521 & ENV2511).
General Education Core—15 credits
- WRT1011 Composition and Rhetoric (3 credits)
- WRT1012 Research and Analysis (3 credits)
- EDU1011 Perspectives in Learning (3 credits)
- PSY1011 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
- Humanities Core (3 credits)
Lab Science Courses—24 credits
- BIO1521 Principles of Biology I (4 credits)
- BIO1522 Principles of Biology II (4 credits)
- CHE1521 Principles of Chemistry I (4 credits)
- CHE1522 Principles of Chemistry II (4 credits)
- ECO2521 Field Ecology (4 credits)
- ENV2511 Environmental Science (4 credits)
- BIO2521 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
- BIO2522 Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)
Non-Lab Science Courses—4 credits
- NSC1100 Life Science Career Seminar (1 credit)
- BIO2041 Bioethics (3 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)
- NSC1511 Introduction to Physical Science (4 credits)
- GEO1511 Introduction to Geology (4 credits)
- COM1011 Introduction to Communication (3 credits)
- Physical Education course (1 credit)
- BIO2511 Perspectives in Evolution (4 credits)
- NSC2511 Field Biology of Northern New England (4 credits)
- ECO2511 Aquatic Ecology (4 credits)
- BIO2091 Biological Psychology (3 credits)
- BIO2031 Health & Nutrition (3 credits)
- NSC2031 Introduction to Forensic Science (3 credits)
Apply now to be part of this exciting degree program.
Dr. John Russo, Dean
Professional Studies and Science