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:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of biology, chemistry, and physics.
- 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.
- 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.