Associate of Science (AS)
OverviewThe two-year degree program at the Institute in Biological Sciences is a good foundation for entry-level technician jobs in private industry and government. It should be noted that the majority of higher paying jobs in biology require a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
What Will I Learn?This course provides an overview of basic knowledge related to biology's relevance to industry and the natural world around us.
What can I do with this DegreeGraduates of this program are suited for entry-level technician or laboratory positions in companies. While some jobs allow a person to begin working with an AS-BS in an entry-level position, many jobs in the field of biology require a four year degree (or higher). Thus, this degree can serve as an excellent stepping stone toward work in the biological sciences. This degree prepares you for: pre-nursing, pre-med, pre-vet, pre-pharmacy, wildlife biology and laboratory sciences.
Degree RequirementsStudents are required to complete 60 SCH of coursework, including the 42 SCH core curriculum which transfers to four-year institutions.
Lecture Hours: 94
Lab Hours: 19