General Science

AA/AS Degree – Concentration in General Science

This curriculum is designed for students interested in a liberal education with a special interest in the field of science. This program is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Career Cluster.

The listed sequence of courses provides guidance for students so that they can complete this program of study in the most efficient manner. This sequence assumes that students have met college academic placement and/or other program requirements. Students are strongly urged to contact a college advisor for assistance in developing their plan for enrolling in courses to meet the program of study.

Faculty

For information about the Concentration in General Science, call an advisor at (309)647-4645.

General Science: 64 Credit Hours
Fall Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
Please choose one course sequence (BIO 102/103 or BIO 105/106):4
BIO102General Botany OR(4)
BIO105Principles of Biology I(4)
ENG101Composition I3
 Humanities & Fine Arts3
 Mathematics*3
 Social & Behavioral Sciences3
  16
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
Choose one:4
BIO103General Zoology OR(4)
BIO106Principles of Biology II(4)
COM103Speech Communication3
CHE160General Organic Bio Chemistry I4
 Mathematics*3
ENG102Composition II3
  17
Fall Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
PSC100Physical Science for Non-Science Majors4
 Social & Behavioral Sciences3
 Humanities & Fine Arts3
 Electives **6
  16
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
 Health Science3
 Humanities & Fine Arts3
 Social & Behavioral Sciences3
 Electives **6
  15
*One math course must be MAT 132.
**Suggested course electives: PSC102, BIO206, BIO140, BIO145.
Students must complete at least one IAI approved math course. Science requirements include at least one IAI life science and one IAI physical science, and one of those must be a lab science. Additional math and/or science courses are needed to complete general education requirements for the AA/AS degrees.