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SCIENCE

STUDY THE PHYSICAL AND NATURAL WORLD.

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SCIENCE

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE

Science is the systematic study of the physical and natural world through observation, experimentation, and the application of predictive models. The interdisciplinary nature of science requires the student to have a broad exposure to biological sciences, chemistry, and physics in order to connect the concepts learned in a chosen discipline to the greater whole of science.

This program provides the opportunity for knowledge and skill development in preparatory coursework necessary for the student considering a career in biology, chemistry, physics, other physical sciences, or health sciences, including medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, and pharmacy.

Course Number Course

Credits

BIOL 1010 General Biology I

4 credits

CHEM 1020 General Chemistry I

4 credits

COMM 2010 Public Speaking

3 credits

PHYS 1110 OR
PHYS 1310
General Physics I OR College Physics I

4 credits

A student must choose twenty-nine (29) credits from the following courses:
Course Number Course

Credits

ASTR 1050 Survey of Astronomy

4 credits

ATSC 2000 Introduction to Meteorology

4 credits

ATSC 2110 Introduction to Climatology

4 credits

BIOL 1080 Intro to Environmental Science

4 credits

BIOL 2020 General Biology II

4 credits

CHEM 1021 Chemical Problem Solving I

1 credit

CHEM 1030 General Chemistry II

4 credits

CHEM 1031 Chemical Problem Solving II

1 credits

CHEM 2230 Quantitative Analysis

4 credits

CHEM 2300 OR
CHEM 2420
Intro to Organic Chemistry OR Organic Chemistry I

4 credits

CHEM 2440 Organic Chemistry II

4 credits

COSC 1010 OR 
ES 1060
Intro to Computer Science I OR 
Intro to Engineering Problem Solving

3-4 credits

GEOL 1100 Physical Geology

4 credits

GEOL 1470 Environmental Geology

4 credits

HLTK 1200 Medical Terminology

3 credits

MATH 1400 College Algebra

4 credits

MATH 1405 Trigonometry

3 credits

MATH 2200 Calculus I

5 credits

MATH 2205 Calculus II

5 credits

MATH 2210 Calculus III

5 credits

MATH 2250 Elementary Linear Algebra

3 credits

MATH 2310 Applied Differential Equations

3 credits

MOLB 2210 General Microbiology

4 credits

PHYS 1120 OR 
PHYS 1320
General Physics II OR College Physics II

4 credits

PSYC 1000 General Psychology

4 credits

SOC 1000 Sociological Principles

3 credits

STAT 2050 Fundamentals of Statistics

4 credits

ZOO 2015 Human Anatomy

4 credits

ZOO 2025 Human Physiology

4 credits

ZOO 2140 Cadaver Anatomy

2 credits

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

CourseCredits
Writing Level I3
Writing Level II3
American & Wyoming Government3
Student must complete six (6) credits of General Education courses distributed over two (2) different general education areas, ARTS/HUM/SOC6
University Studies1

Total Credit Hours: 60

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UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

First and second-year students have the opportunity to participate in research projects that usually only upperclassmen get to participate in. Students teams are currently conducting studies on:

  • Cellular signaling pathways
  • Impact of microplastics on freshwater environments

Career Options

  • Biological Technicians
  • Science Teachers
  • Zoologists & Wildlife Biologists
  • Teachers
  • Forestry and Conservation
  • Molecular and Cellular Biologists
  • Bionformatics Scientist
  • Biophysicist¬†
  • Ecologist
  • Physician
  • Dentist
  • Pharmacist
  • Optometrist

MEET YOUR PROFESSORS

INSTRUCTOR OF BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Lucy Graham is from Aurora, Nebraska. Prior to earning her master’s degree, Graham spent a year doing an internship at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services where she worked in the epidemiology department focusing on chronic disease prevention, particularly cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY

Tara Womack lets her students be their own subject by drawing their own blood to determine blood type, counts and more!

PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS

Bill Finney engages his students by creating an interactive learning environment