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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Life Science, A.S.

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The Associate of Science in Life Science (AS-LS) degree at Landmark College focuses on hands-on scientific inquiry to give students the ability 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, and to communicate scientific content clearly and effectively. Landmark College Life Science majors choose from one or two strands, health science or environmental science, so they can begin to focus on a career while gaining a solid foundation in the sciences.

To earn the AS-LS students must complete 60 credits which includes the general education core (21 credits not met by major requirements), 25 credits of major requirements, 7-8 credits of major distribution credits in a focus area and 6-7 credits of open electives. 

General Education Requirements: 31 credits

21 credits plus 10 credits of major requirements that also fulfill general education requirements:

Major Requirements: 32-33 credits

8 credits of Biology:  

8 credits of Chemistry:  

6 credits of Mathematics: 

3 credit Career/Major Exploration

7-8 credits - Focus Area Choice:

  • Student choose to focus in Environmental Biology or Life Science and take two additional courses in one of these areas. 
Environmental Biology Life Science
ENV 2511 Environmental Science  (4 credits) BIO 2031 Nutrition and Health  (3 credits)
ECO 2511 Aquatic Ecology and Pollution  (4 credits) BIO 2521 Anatomy & Physiology I * (4 credits)
BIO 2711 Field Studies in Wildlife Conservation  (4 credits) BIO 2522 Anatomy and Physiology II * (4 credits)
ECO 2521 Field Ecology  (4 credits) Microbology (4 credits)
Plant Biology (4 credits) Developmental Biology (4 credits)
Zoology (4 credits)  

*Changing to Comparitive Vertbrate Anatomy and Vertebrate Physiology

Open Electives: 6-7 credits

6-7 credits any level


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