2020-2021 College Catalog 
    Jul 23, 2024  
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Natural Sciences, A.S.

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Program Chairperson - Dr. J. Michael Engle

The Associate of Science provides a broad foundation in natural sciences, including biology, chemistry, and physics.  For highly motivated students, this program can provide a fast-track to a career in pharmacy.  Specifically, through an articulation with Duquesne University (link directly provided to articulation), a student can earn an Associate of Science at Mount Aloysius College, then transition to Duquesne to complete the requirements for a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree.  No bachelor degree is required or earned through this agreement. Students who prefer a three or four year pre-pharmacy option at Mount Aloysius College should consider majoring in Biology.

Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Natural Sciences, the graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of biology, chemistry, and physics.
  2. Be able to use the terminology of a life science and a physical science to demonstrate cognition, interpretation, and communication of information in the natural sciences.
  3. Employ the methods used by scientists use to explore natural phenomena including observation, hypothesis development, measurement, data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and quantitative analysis.

Core Course Requirements


Art/English/Music/Theatre/Social Science

History/Political Science

  • HIST or PLSC 3 Credits

Information Communication Technologies

Religious Studies

  • RLST 3 Credits

Cultural Diversity

  • Cultural Diversity: 3 Credits

Total Credits in Core: 25 Credits

Major Course Requirements

Total Credits in Major: 28 Credits

Other Required Coursework

Total Credits in Other Required Coursework: 10 Credits

Total Credits for Free Electives: 2 Credits

Total Credits for Degree: 65 Credits

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