Dec 10, 2023
Division of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
This program provides a solid foundation in biological sciences and liberal arts, which can translate into a number of exciting career opportunities. The program is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year bachelor’s degree program in biology or pre-med.
Upon successful completion, the Associate in Science Degree in Life Sciences is awarded.
Program learning outcomes available by clicking here.
Second Year: Semester 1
- CH 201 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I w/LAB 4 Credits.
Physics Elective 4 Credits
Social Science Elective 3 Credits
Program Elective 3/4 Credits
Advanced Laboratory Science Elective 4 Credits
Computer Science Elective 3/4 Credits
*In order to fulfill the Critical Thinking graduation competency, students must pass the Critical Thinking Challenge Exam or complete CT 100 Critical Thinking.
This program qualifies as an Alternative Transfer Agreement (MassTransfer) with select public institutions in Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.mass.edu/masstransfer.
Advanced Lab Science Electives:
Computer Science Requirement
Art, Communications, English (EN 103 or higher), Film, Foreign Language, Humanities, Literature, Music, Oral Communication, Philosophy, Photography, Sign Language, Theater Arts
MA 104 Pre-Calculus is the minimum standard for meeting the math requirement of the program. Students considering a career in medical sciences should take MA 200 Calculus I and MA 201 Calculus II.
Social Science Electives:
Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Government, History, Law, Psychology, Sociology
Quantitative skills is a MassBay graduation competency for associate degree programs. Prior to graduation, students must demonstrate this competency by completing a 100-level math course (not MAC); or placing into a 200-level mathematics course.