The Associate of Science in Life Science (AS-LS) degree at Landmark College promotes scientific literacy, stimulates intellectual curiosity, and fosters an understanding of the role and relevance of science in the modern world. We encourage students to critically evaluate concepts and ideas using scientific evidence that will prepare them to become informed and productive members of society.
Faculty members bring diverse academic backgrounds to the classroom, including specializations in human physiology, environmental studies, human ecology, biology, biology education, chemistry, and biochemistry.
The requirements for the A.S. in Life Science are the same as the foundation requirements for the B.S. in Life Science. Both degrees offer two tracks of study:
- Life Science
- Environmental Biology
Graduates of the Associate of Science in Life Science program should be able to:
- Describe essential knowledge in life science
- Conduct and analyze research based on principles of scientific inquiry
- Apply scientific knowledge to analyze real-world problems and issues
- Demonstrate useful skills for working within a life science field
- Communicate scientific content clearly and effectively
To earn the Associate of Science in Life Science degree, students must complete 60 credits.
- 25 credits of major required courses
- 15 major required credits
- 10 major required credits that also count toward general education
- 7-8 credits of Selected Track (Life Science or Environmental Biology) requirements
- 21 additional credits to complete the general education requirements
- 6-7 credits of open electives