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Compare Associates of Science in Natural Sciences in USA 2019/2020

Studying for an Associate of Science degree involves more than just general education. Whether it's offered by a community college or vocational school, the program requires students to take classes that focus on specific scientific fields.

The natural sciences deal with the understanding of natural phenomena through observations and predictions. The scientific method and the laws of nature may be covered. Natural science branches include areas such as physics and biology, and there are many more.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

Top Associate of Science Programs in Natural Sciences in USA 2019/2020

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Richard Bland College of William & Mary Global Student Success Program

The Richard Bland College of William & Mary Global Student Success Program (GSSP) is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. The GSSP consis ... [+]

The Richard Bland College of William & Mary Global Student Success Program (GSSP) is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. The GSSP consists of for-credit coursework and provides an academic and cultural bridge from your high school experience to studying at a U.S. university.

Upon successful completion of the GSSP, you will receive your associate degree and will be eligible to transfer to one of 40+ well-ranked colleges and universities in Virginia, such as William & Mary, University of Virginia or Virginia Tech.

Program benefits: RBC student from day one No SAT or ACT required for admission Receive academic credits toward your undergraduate degree Small class sizes and additional student support provided Upon successful completion, you will be eligible to transfer to one of 40+ universities in Virginia GSSP: Associate of Science degree - 4 semesters Sample program ... [-]
USA Petersburg
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Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Glendale Community College

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to explain the difference between evidence and theory in science and cite an example in their explanation. ... [+]

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to explain the difference between evidence and theory in science and cite an example in their explanation; use instruments and computers to accurately measure, graph, and analyze physical properties (these instruments will include calipers, micrometers, mass balances, spectrometers, interferometers, and digital oscilloscopes depending upon which courses the student had taken); interface computers and sensors using digital conversion technology and the Data Studio Software package to perform experiments in mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, and chemistry.

A minimum of 18 units from courses chosen from at least 2 of the following 3 categories are required. ... [-]

USA Glendale
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Delaware County Community College

The Mathematics and Natural Science Program provides a strong foundation for students who plan to attend a four-year institution and major in mathematics or one of the na ... [+]

The Mathematics and Natural Science Program provides a strong foundation for students who plan to attend a four-year institution and major in mathematics or one of the natural sciences.

Students who complete the program requirements will be prepared to continue their education in order to pursue academic, research, or industrial careers in such diverse areas as biology, biotechnology, ecology, wildlife biology, chemistry, biochemistry, astronomy, geology, physics, mathematics, and applied mathematics.

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with a mathematics or natural science faculty advisor and consult with the DCCC Transfer Office prior to course selection to determine the appropriate sequence and level of courses.... [-]

USA Philadelphia
September 2020
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Henry Ford College

The Pre-Engineering program covers the courses in the first two years of an engineering degree (Bachelor of Science). Students take basic physics and math courses as well ... [+]

Description

The Pre-Engineering program covers the courses in the first two years of an engineering degree (Bachelor of Science). Students take basic physics and math courses as well as general education courses required by most engineering schools. Upon completion of the program, successful students can transfer to a 4-year institution to complete their final two years of engineering. The articulation agreements with some schools in Michigan make the transfer of our graduates easier.

NOTE: Because the elective courses required for the various fields of engineering may vary slightly, students should meet with the Engineering Faculty Advisor for assistance with registering for the correct series of courses.... [-]

USA Detroit
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Parkland College

Take an Earth Science class and explore the dynamic processes that shape planet Earth and its atmosphere. You will have the opportunity to engage in interactive courses t ... [+]

Take an Earth Science class and explore the dynamic processes that shape planet Earth and its atmosphere. You will have the opportunity to engage in interactive courses through hands-on activities and field trips in an on-campus or online environment. Whether you're satisfying your general education requirements or considering a career in science, we invite you to choose the Earth Science course that interests you.

Why study Earth Science?

Exciting and fulfilling careers await those who study earth science. Students interested in the atmospheric sciences can choose from specialties within the disciplines of meteorology and climatology, such as agricultural meteorology, forecasting for a governmental agency or private company, or climatological research. Students interested in the geological sciences can look forward to careers in a wide-variety of disciplines related to geology and the environment, including seismology, hydrogeology, environmental geology, or oil and gas exploration.... [-]

USA Champaign
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Lorain County Community College

The associate of science degree program provides students with a broad academic education to prepare them for the workplace and for upper-level university study. The degr ... [+]

Associate of Science

The associate of science degree program provides students with a broad academic education to prepare them for the workplace and for upper-level university study. The degree requirements for the associate of science may be met through LCCC’s university transfer courses or by taking university transfer courses at other recognized colleges and/or universities. Since requirements at transfer institutions vary widely, students should consult the catalog of the transfer institution and plan their program with an advisor.

Other programs can be pursued, as advisors can help students customize their associate of science programs to meet the transfer college/university’s requirements for math and/or science-related majors. Select from the general education/transfer module.... [-]

USA Elyria
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
North Iowa Area Community College

Biology Associate of Science - with transfer to 4-year university ... [+]

First Semester ENG-105 Composition I BIO-202 Biology I CHM-166 General Chemistry I SDV-199 College Essentials MAT-210 Calculus I * ^ Second Semester ENG-106 Composition II BIO-203 Biology II CHM-176 General Chemistry II MAT-156 Intro to Statistics Third Semester SPC-112 Public Speaking CHM-263 Organic Chemistry I PHY-162 College Physics I Humanities/Social Science Fourth Semester CHM-273 Organic Chemistry II PHY-172 College Physics II Humanities/Social Science BIO-186 Microbiology

*Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. See NIACC catalog for list of Humanities/Social Science courses.... [-]

USA Mason City
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Currently, enrolled students should check their Degree Works audit for specific course and program information. Students should also consult with a counselor or advisor f ... [+]

Currently, enrolled students should check their Degree Works audit for specific course and program information. Students should also consult with a counselor or advisor for program specific information.

Required Classes

Cellular Biology Organismal Biology Microbiology Genetics General Chemistry I General Chemistry II Organic Chemistry I College Writing I College Writing & Research College Writing II: Literature Interpersonal Communication Calculus 1 & Analytic Geometry Probability & Statistics College Physics I American Government Fine Arts Humanities Other Cultures Social Science Wellness/Physical Education Elective Courses [-]
USA Kalamazoo
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Sierra College

If you’re interested in any kind of field in biology, this is the degree program you need. We provide you with coursework to meet the transfer requirements for over twent ... [+]

Biology is a diverse subject that can cover many specialized fields. We offer courses in many biological sciences, from Anatomy to Zoology. We also provide useful courses for those who plan to go into medical or nursing careers. Our Biological Sciences degree programs meet the transfer requirements for many different kinds of fields.

TRANSFER AND MAJOR REQUIREMENTS in Biological Sciences are available in the Counseling Center. Transfer students planning to major in Biology, Botany, Zoology, Ecology, Microbiology, Anatomy, Physiology, Forestry, Wildlife Management, Natural Resources, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Optometry and Pharmacy should consult with a counselor for specific transfer requirements.... [-]

USA Rocklin
September 2020
Full-time
18 months
Campus
Independence Community College

Physical science is the study of non-living systems and phenomena, in a variety of fields such as geology, inorganic chemistry, and physics. An associate's degree in phy ... [+]

Physical Science

Physical science is the study of non-living systems and phenomena, in a variety of fields such as geology, inorganic chemistry, and physics. An associate's degree in physical science is excellent preparation for taking on a four-year degree focused more heavily in one of the specific fields.

At Independence Community College the Physical Science program offers an introduction to life science while providing students with a firm grasp of mathematics, chemistry, biology, and astronomy.

The two-year Associate of Science Degree is designed as a transfer program for completion at a four-year college or university. Students gain theoretical knowledge and laboratory skills beneficial for an entry-level career in the physical sciences and leave the program well prepared for continued study. ICC’s small class sizes offer students more instructor contact, individualized attention, and result in higher rates of success. ... [-]

USA Independence
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Southwestern Oregon Community College

The Associate of Science Degree in Chemistry at Southwestern Oregon Community College prepares students for transfer to a 4-year school as juniors in either chemistry or ... [+]

Associate of Science in Chemistry The Associate of Science Degree in Chemistry at Southwestern Oregon Community College prepares students for transfer to a 4-year school as juniors in either chemistry or biochemistry majors. The curriculum provides fundamental knowledge of the major fields of chemistry, covering a full year of both general and organic chemistry. Students will gain laboratory experience in organic synthesis, analytical methods, and spectroscopy. Chemistry is called the central science and as such, it serves as a foundation for careers in many fields, such as medicine, environmental science, and materials science.

Southwestern Oregon Community College is one of the few 2-year colleges in the US to offer such a program. Enjoy the comfort of welcoming campus famous for its natural beauty, small class size and first-class faculty, all while completing your Associate degree in Chemistry.... [-]

USA Coos Bay
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Citrus College

Courses in the Biological and Physical Sciences and Mathematics examine the physical universe, its life forms, and its natural phenomena. ... [+]

Courses in the Biological and Physical Sciences and Mathematics examine the physical universe, its life forms, and its natural phenomena. They assist in developing an appreciation and understanding of the scientific method and encourage an understanding of the relationships between science and other human activities.

This category includes introductory or integrative courses in astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, physics, physical geography, and other scientific disciplines

This degree requires meeting the Citrus College General Education and proficiency requirements combined with successful completion (grades of "C" and above) of the major requirements.

A.S. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes ... [-]
USA Los Angeles
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Community College of Philadelphia

The Associate of Science (A.S.) in Biology degree program is for students who wish to pursue baccalaureate studies in the biological sciences or plan to fulfill prerequis ... [+]

Description:

The Associate of Science (A.S.) in Biology degree program is for students who wish to pursue baccalaureate studies in the biological sciences or plan to fulfill prerequisite courses for pre-pharmacy school or for programs such as pre-veterinary, pre-medical, and pre-dental. To enable seamless transfer, this curriculum is designed to parallel the first two years of study offered in biology programs at other colleges and universities.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

Summarize the major physical and chemical concepts and processes essential to living things including the maintenance of homeostasis, the energy transformations occurring within and between organisms, and the interactions among living organisms and their environment. Describe the mechanisms of reproduction and heredity, from both classical (Mendelian) and molecular perspectives, and link genetic influences to evolutionary processes and adaptation. Appropriately use current scientific terminology and evaluate the merit of scientific data using critical thought. Explain the levels of organization in biology, including the chemical, cellular, histological, and organismal levels, and explain the dynamics of populations, ecosystems and the biosphere. Utilize the Scientific Method for the development of hypotheses, the proper design of experiments, the competent use of equipment, the collection and analysis of data, and the integration of scientific literature. Compare and contrast the major groups of microbes, protists, plants, and animals. Program Entry Requirements: ... [-]
USA Philadelphia
September 2020
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Windward Community College

The Associate in Science in Natural Science will be a transfer degree designed for students pursuing STEM-related educational and career goals. The courses are designed t ... [+]

The Associate in Science in Natural Science will be a transfer degree designed for students pursuing STEM-related educational and career goals. The courses are designed to prepare students to transfer into science programs at UH-Manoa, UH-Hilo, and UH-West O‘ahu.

Program Outcomes

After completing the program, students will be able to:

Analyze data effectively using the most currently available technology Communicate scientific ideas and principles clearly and effectively Analyze and apply fundamental mathematical, physical, and chemical concepts and techniques to scientific issues Apply fundamental concepts and techniques in their chosen field of study, such as biology, chemistry, geology, engineering, etc. You are eligible to apply if you: Are 18 years of age or older, or Have earned a U.S. high school diploma, GED or equivalency International Student requirements and information ... [-]
USA Honolulu
September 2020
Full-time
Campus
Saddleback College

The curriculum in the Geology Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate o ... [+]

The curriculum in the Geology Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers related to this field, earning the Associate degree would demonstrate achievement and may support attempts to gain entry-level employment and promotion.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

Recognize and explain the role of fundamental geologic principles, such as plate tectonic theory and deep time, in the interpretation of observed geologic phenomena. Research, evaluate, and cite scie... [-]
USA Mission Viejo
September 2020
Full-time
2 find your juris doctor
Campus