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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.

Upon successful completion of the program the student will be able to:

  1. Transfer to a four-year institution of their choice to continue their studies in the life or physical sciences, or continue preparation for a professional program in the health sciences.
  2. Demonstrate the interdisciplinary nature of Science by integrating knowledge of chemistry, Physics, biology, and other disciplines to solve a wide variety of problems.
  3. Apply the process of science by demonstrating laboratory skills that allow for the safe planning and performance of experiments and the interpretation of results
  4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate Scientific information effectively in both oral and written formats to diverse audiences
  5. Demonstrate the ability to use quantitative reasoning through the application of technological and computational skills to locate, process, and communicate scientific information
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical and societal dimensions of the sciences, and put into practice the expectations for appropriate conduct both as professional and as a member of society at large.
Course Number Course Credits
BIOL 1010General Biology I4
CHEM 1020General Chemistry I4
COMM 2010Public Speaking3
Student must choose twenty-nine (29) credits from the following courses:
Course Number Course Credits
ASTR 1050Survey of Astronomy4
ATSC 2000Introduction to Meteorology4
ATSC 2110Introduction to Climatology4
BIOL 1080Intro to Environmental Science4
BIOL 2020General Biology II4
CHEM 1045Chemical Problem Solving I1
CHEM 1030General Chemistry II4
CHEM 1055Chemical Problem Solving II1
CHEM 2230Quantitative Analysis4
CHEM 2300Intro to Organic Chemistry4
CHEM 2420Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 2440Organic Chemistry II4
COSC 1010Intro to Computer Science I4
ES 1060Intro to Engineering Problem Solving3
GEOL 1100Physical Geology4
GEOL 1470Environmental Geology4
HLTK 1200Medical Terminology3
MATH 1400College Algebra4
MATH 1405Trigonometry3
MATH 2200Calculus I5
MATH 2205Calculus II5
MATH 2210Calculus III5
MATH 2250Elementary Linear Algebra3
MATH 2310Applied Differential Equations3
MOLB 2210General Microbiology4
PSYC 1000General Psychology4
SOC 1000Sociological Principles3
STAT 2050Fundamentals of Statistics4
ZOO 2015Human Anatomy4
ZOO 2025Human Physiology4
ZOO 2140Cadaver Anatomy2
Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

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