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Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2016-17 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2016-17 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Life Science Transfer

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Associate in Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences

Bedford and Lowell Campus - Day

Program Description:

Students in the Life Science Concentration Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences degree program pursue interests in the biological sciences, while exploring other academic disciplines through the general education requirements of a liberal arts education. The program qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state universities and the University of Massachusetts.

Career and Transfer Outlook:

Most students in the Life Science Concentration continue their studies toward a bachelor’s degree. Students should check the requirements of the transfer institution and meet with career and academic/transfer counselors at MCC for specific program planning. Students may pursue various careers in biology, biomedical, environmental sciences, teaching or health-related professions.

Helpful Hints:

Students should begin their Middlesex experience by taking the foundation-level courses (English and mathematics) prior to, or along with, their science courses. Writing and mathematics are fundamental to every subsequent course that students experience in a Liberal Arts and Sciences program.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the Life Science Concentration program will achieve the learning outcomes of the Liberal Arts and Sciences degree.  Additionally, graduates are prepared to:

  • Use their scientific educational experiences to provide a solid foundation for further study of the sciences;
  • Convey scientific information through written, oral, numerical or visual communication;
  • Demonstrate investigative skills that underlie the scientific method;
  • Gather and interpret information about the natural world;
  • Evaluate and discuss societal issues impacted by science.

Total Credits: 62-66

* The following courses are considered STEM electives: BIO 100, BIO 105, BIO 108, BIO 112, BIO 140, BIO 145, BIO 231, BIO 232, BIO 235, BIO 250, BIO 255, CHE 160, CSC 151, CSC 201, CSC 252, CSC 253, CSC 257, ENV 105, ENV 108, ENV 110, ENV 115,ENV 121,  ENV 131, ENV 917, SCI 130, MAT 291, PHY 151/152, PHY 171/172, SCI 201-204.
♦ Fulfills the Core Curriculum 

Note: Additional coursework may be required based on college placement testing. Students are urged to meet with their academic advisor for proper course sequencing.

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