Science (Associate of Science)

Ancilla College’s Associate of Science degree prepares students for a variety of entry-level positions in industrial, research and medical laboratories.

The curriculum, which is composed of courses in biological science, physical science and math, is complemented by Ancilla’s core of liberal arts courses. In addition to classroom coursework, much of the curriculum is based around hands on laboratory experiences. Ancilla College strives to produce graduates who are broadly educated with the ability to make logical decisions, manage groups effectively and communicate well.

Why Science?

The Associate of Science degree is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college in pursuit of a Baccalaureate degree in biology, chemistry, physics or who wish to continue on to a medical, veterinary or graduate school.

Suggested Schedule of Classes

Concentration requirements in bold type

First Semester

CHEM 120 General Chemistry I –  4 credit hours
BIOL 122 Principles of Biology I  -  4 cr. hrs.
ENGL 110 Writing I –  3 cr. hrs.
CS 135 Computer Literacy I -  3 cr. hrs.
HUM 101 Freshman Seminar -  1 cr. hr.

Second Semester

CHEM 121 General Chemistry II  -  4 credit hours
BIOL 124 Principles of Biology II  -  4 cr. hrs.
ENGL 212 Writing II -  3 cr. hrs.
COMM 115 Public Speaking 3

Third Semester

Religion or Philosophy Course* -  3 cr. hrs.
an Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology Course*** -  3 cr. hrs.
an Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology Course*** -  3 cr. hrs.
Literature Course* -  3 cr. hrs.
Laboratory Science Course -  4 cr. hrs.

Fourth Semester

MT 215 Statistics -  3 cr. hrs.
Concentration Elective**  -  3 to 5cr. hrs.
Humanties Course* -  3 cr. hrs.
Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology Course*** -  3 cr. hrs.

Concentration Total: 18-20 credit hours
General Education Requirements: 44 credit hours
ASSOCIATE DEGREE TOTAL:  62-64 credit hours

*  Three areas must be represented from Humanities, Fine Arts, Modern Language, Religion or Philosophy.

**  Concentration Electives: AGRI 101 Fundamentals of Horticulture, AGRI 105 Crop Production, BIOL 252 Anatomy & Physiology I, BIOL 254 Anatomy & Physiology II, BIOL 270 Microbiology, BIOL 275 Genetics, BIOL 286 Ecology,
BIOL 295 Topics in Environmental Science, CHEM 250 Organic Chemistry I, CHEM 251 Organic Chemistry II,
CHEM 295 Topics in Chemistry, PHYS 201 Physics I, PHYS 202 Physics II
***  Three areas must be represented from Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.