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Study the physical and natural world.


Associate of Science Degree

Science is the systematic study of the physical and natural world through observation, experimentation, and the application of predictive models. The interdisciplinary nature of science requires the student to have a broad exposure to biological sciences, chemistry, and physics in order to connect the concepts learned in a chosen discipline to the greater whole of science.

This program provides the opportunity for knowledge and skill development in preparatory coursework necessary for the student considering a career in biology, chemistry, physics, other physical sciences, or health sciences, including medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, and pharmacy.


Course Credits
General Biology I 4
General Chemistry I 4
Public Speaking 3
General Physics I or College Physics 4

Student must choose twenty-nine (29) credits from the following courses:

Course Credits
Survey of Astronomy 4
Intro to Meteorology  4
Intro to Climatology 4
Introduction to Environmental Science 4
General Biology II 4
Chemical Problem Solving I 1
Chemical Problem Solving II 1
General Chemistry II 4
Quantitative Analysis 4
Introduction to Organic Chemistry or Organic Chemistry I 4
Organic Chemistry II 4
Introduction to Computer Science or Intro to Engineering Problem Solving 4
Physical Geology 4
Environmental Geology 4
College Algebra 4
Trigonometry 3
Calculus I 5
Calculus II 5
Calculus III 5
Elementary Differential Equations  3
Applied Differential Equations 3
General Microbiology 4
Medical Terminology 3
General Physics II or College Physics II 4
General Psychology 4
Sociological Principles 3
Fundamentals of Statistics 4
Human Anatomy 4
Human Physiology 4
Cadaver Anatomy 2

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

Course Credits
Writing Level I 3
Writing Level II 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Student must complete six (6) credits of General Education courses distributed over two (2) different general education areas, ARTS/HUM/SOC 6
University Studies 1


More Information


First and second year students have the opportunity to participate in research projects that usually only upperclassmen get to participate in. Students teams are currently conducting studies on:

  • Cellular signaling pathways
  • Impact of microplastics on freshwater environments

Career Options

  • Biological Technicians
  • Science Teachers
  • Zoologists & Wildlife Biologists
  • Teachers
  • Forestry and Conservation
  • Molecular and Cellular Biologists
  • Bionformatics Scientist
  • Biophysicist