Science, Associate of Science

Make logical decisions, manage groups effectively and communicate well

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

Usual first semester courses

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

Usual second semester courses

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

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 Cours

Usual fourth semester courses

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

Concentration Total: 18-20 credit hours

General Education Requirements: 44 credit hours

ASSOCIATE DEGREE TOTAL:  60 credit hours

What are my career options with this program?

Pharmaceutical researcher

Biochemical technician

Lab analyst

Medical writer

Food process agent

Energy diagnostic officer