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Why study 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.

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.


What are your career options?

  • Biochemical Technician
  • Energy Diagnostic Officer
  • Food Process Agent
  • Lab Analyst
  • Medical Writer
  • Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • And More!  

At A Glance

Program Credit Hours

60 -62 credit hours

  • General Education: 42-44
  • Major/Concentration: 18

Standard Completion Time

2 years



Usual first semester courses

  • General Chemistry I
  • Principles of Biology I
  • Writing I
  • Computer Literacy I
  • Freshman Seminar


Usual third semester courses

  • Religion or Philosophy Course
  • Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology Course
  • Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology Course
  • Literature Course
  • Laboratory Science Course


Usual second semester courses

  • General Chemistry II
  • Principles of Biology II
  • Writing II
  • Public Speaking


Usual fourth semester courses

  • Statistics
  • Concentration Elective
  • Humanities Course
  • Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology Course


Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

P.O. Box 1, 9601 Union Road, Donaldson, IN, 46513.

Call toll-free: 1.866.ANCILLA (866) 262-4552 or (574) 936-8898.

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