Associate of Science in Biology
The courses taken for an Associate of Science in Biology provide the basic foundation in the study of biology. Students pursuing the Associate of Science in Biology will complete the required 64 credit hours in both general education and core courses, which focus on natural and biological sciences. The Associate of Science program may be completed within four trimesters, or one year and four months, and upon successful completion of the program requirements, students are awarded an Associate of Science in Biology.
Students following this track may receive this degree as their terminal degree and seek employment after graduation or students may pursue NWSC’s Pre-Medicine Concentration. The Pre-Medicine Concentration requires an additional 26 credits, whereby students will accumulate 90 credit hours. This additional study will prepare students for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and qualify students for admission to NWSC’s affiliated medical school programs.
Students interested in pursuing continuing education at unaffiliated institutions will be prepared for medical school exams through the program’s emphasis on key concepts, including biology & biochemistry, social & behavioral sciences, and critical analysis.
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Pre-Medicine Concentration: Students will be evaluated for MD Program acceptance upon completion of 50 credit hours. Students who have maintained the minimum cumulative GPA in NWSC’s degree oriented program will qualify for recommendation to the cooperative graduate program.
Requirements for Graduation:
Complete at least 64 credit hours.
Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0/4.0.