Sep 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Catalog

General Science/Pre-Health Professional, Associate of Science


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The General Science/Pre-Health Professional Associate of Science degree provides an introduction to basic sciences and is best suited for students who are exploring their scientific interests.  Students who intend to transfer into a traditional four-year degree program are encouraged to complete an Associate of Science degree in a specific discipline such as Biology or Chemistry.  Students interested in pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, physician assistant or physical therapy programs should consider the Pre-Medicine and Pre-Pharmacy Associate of Science degree program.  All students are advised to select their courses in consultation with a faculty member or academic advisor and the prospective transfer institution.

Graduates are able to:

  • observe, make inferences, classify, organize, and analyze information, and draw evidence- based conclusions consistent with the process of science/scientific method. 
  • collect and analyze data using laboratory equipment
  • analyze and solve scientific problems using fundamental principles
  • search for, analyze, and evaluate scientific literature

 

Raritan Valley Community College Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degree programs are designed to comply with the New Jersey Community Colleges General Education Foundation which supports transfer of courses to NJ Public four-year colleges and universities.  Students who intend to transfer to a NJ college or university can further improve the transfer of courses by using the Recommended Transfer Program (RTP) feature in NJTransfer.org.

 

 

Curriculum – A.S. Degree


First Semester


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


Total Credits 60


1 Mathematics by official placement. Students who place directly into MATH 151 Calculus I  should take 6 credits of Mathemtics or Science in place of MATH 112 Precalculus I  and MATH 113 Precalculus II .  MATH 111 Statistics II  and MATH 152 Calculus II  are recommended.

2 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education  list.

3 Select from the following: BIOL 124 Human Anatomy & Physiology I  and BIOL 125 Human Anatomy & Physiology II CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry I  and CHEM 212 Organic Chemistry II , or any two 200-level Biology courses.

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