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Laboratory Science, AA

Degree Requirements

AA in Laboratory Science

In addition to the university requirements common to all Associate degrees, at least 19 hours in the department are required, including the following courses and their prerequisites: 

Required Courses
CH 342Organic Chemistry Lab I2
Select one of the following:4-5
Analytical Chemistry
and Analytical Chemistry Lab
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Lab II
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry Lab
Cognate Course Requirements
BI 301General Microbiology4
Select one laboratory course:3-5
General Organismal Biology
Human Physiology
Human Anatomy
Microbiology of Human Disease
General Genetics
Molecular Biology Laboratory
Total Hours13-16


Students who are preparing for admission to a pharmacy school would complete 68 credits including the AA in Laboratory Science typically encompassing the following recommended courses:

Recommended Courses
CH 151Fundamentals of Chemistry I5
CH 152Fundamentals of Chemistry II5
CH 340Organic Chemistry I3
CH 341Organic Chemistry II3
CH 342Organic Chemistry Lab I2
CH 343Organic Chemistry Lab II2
BI 102General Cellular Biology5
BI 250Introduction to Human Anatomy3
BI 255Human Physiology4
BI 301General Microbiology4
MA 140Statistics3
MA 141Applied Calculus I3-5
or MA 151 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I
AN 112Cultural Anthropology3
CN 150Public Speaking3
SO 100Introduction to Sociology3
One of the following:5
College Physics I 1
General Physics I 2
One literature course in English3
Total Hours59-61

Contact the Pre-Pharmacy Advisor for variations in requirements that are pharmacy school dependent.