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Natural Science

The Associate of Science degree in Natural Science allows a student to explore basic studies in general and environmental biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. Students also have the opportunity to prepare for more advanced study toward a baccalaureate degree by completing the broad general education requirements of the core curriculum.

Science is one of the fastest-growing components of the LSCO curriculum. Students graduating with the Natural Science degree are ready to pursue further study leading to careers in research, environmental science, pharmacy, health care, engineering, energy exploration, education, and a wide range of other exciting and challenging fields.

Program Description

The Associate of Science Degree in Natural Science program encompasses between 65 and 70 credit hours offering students the option of in-depth study in one area of concentration or a two-course emphasis in one area with exposure to introductory courses in up to three other different concentrations. The LSCO science faculty members bring a wealth of university and community college experience to their classrooms and continue to pursue ongoing, meaningful research in their specialties. Admission to the program requires no special testing outside the normal requirements for admission and matriculation at LSCO—but a passion for exploring the unsolved mysteries of nature is a definite plus.

Degree Plan

Natural Science Associate of Science (AS)


Dr. Matthew McClure

Phone: (409) 882- 3304
Academic Center, Rm. 242
naturalscience@lsco.edu