Laboratory Sciences (AS)
College: College of Natural & Health Sciences
The associate of science degree with a major in laboratory sciences consists of 66-69 credits that includes university skills requirements, general education requirements, an ethnic diversity requirement and the program specific-requirements. To complete this degree program students must complete all required courses and earn a minimum cumulative degree grade point average of 2.00.
Requirements for the A.S. in Laboratory Sciences
|New entering students, and transfer students with less than 30 college credits, choosing a major in the College of Natural and Health Sciences are required to take this course.|
|UWP 101||First Year Seminar: Natural and Health Sciences||1|
|General Science Courses|
|Core Biological Sciences|
|BIOS 101||Bioscience 1||4|
|BIOS 102||Organismal Biology||4|
|Core Chemistry Courses|
|CHEM 101||General Chemistry I 1||4|
|CHEM 102||General Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 103||General Chemistry Lab I 1||1|
|CHEM 104||General Chemistry Lab II||1|
|Biological Sciences/Chemistry Elective Course|
|BIOS 260||General Genetics||4|
|or CHEM 206||Quantitative Chemical Analysis|
|MATH 111||College Algebra I 2||5|
|MATH 112||College Algebra II||4|
|Computer Science Course|
|CSCI 105||Introduction to Computers 1||3|
|General Science Courses Subtotal||39|
|General Education/Degree Requirements|
|English/Writing Skills Course|
|ENGL 101||Composition and Reading 3||3|
|Mathematics/Computational Skills Course|
|College Algebra I (Fulfilled through Mathematics requirement above)|
|Humanities and the Arts Courses|
|Select four courses from three different departments 1,4||12|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences Courses|
|Select four courses from three different departments 1,5||12|
|Natural Sciences Courses|
|Completed through required general science courses above|
|Ethnic Diversity Course|
|Select one course that carries “DV” credit 1,6||0-3|
|General Education/Degree Requirements Subtotal||27-30|
These courses count toward general education requirements for UW-Parkside.
Check the course schedule and work with your advisor to find courses that fulfill your general education and/or ethnic diversity requirements.
This course fulfills the university computational skills requirements.
This course fulfills the university writing skills requirements.
COMM 105 Public Speaking for the 21st Century is highly recommended
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychological Science is highly recommended
A general education course may also be used to satisfy this requirement.
How credits count:
Courses can count for multiple requirements such as a program requirement and a general education requirement but, the credits only count once. Therefore, depending on how many courses are chosen that fulfill both program and general education requirements, students may be required to take additional elective courses (from those not already taken in areas above) to reach the required minimum of 60 credits for an associate degree.
Depth, two-course sequence requirement:
The University of Wisconsin system has a requirement that each associate degree program must contain at least one two-course sequence in which the first course provides the foundation for the second course. Both the required biological sciences and chemistry sequence of courses fulfill this requirement.