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Prairie State College    
 
    
 
  Jan 18, 2018
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Area D: Physical and Life Sciences


  • A.A., A.S., A.F.A., A.A.T.: 7-8 semester hours

The study of science helps students learn how the scientific method is used to discover new truths and re-assess old ones. In science courses, students learn how scientists formulate and test hypotheses to investigate and understand phenomena in the natural world. By participating in laboratory sessions where they use the scientific method themselves, students get first hand experience in how scientists think. Students also become familiar with the physical and biological concepts developed through scientific study. Familiarity with these scientific principles promotes understanding of the natural world and enhances the ability to make informed decisions about environmental, health, and technological problems.

Select two courses (7-8 credit hours), with one course selected from the life sciences and one course from the physical sciences and including at least one laboratory course from:

Life Science Courses


(The “L” at the end of the IAI code indicates a “lab science” course.)

Note:


*These courses are recommended for science majors to meet general education science requirements. Students cannot receive credit for both BIOL 100  and BIOL 112 . BIOL 111  may be used to fulfill the general education life science requirement per IAI guideline that “Students with appropriate preparation may substitute an initial course designed for science majors for a more general course,” per itransfer.org.

Physical Science Courses


(The “L” at the end of the IAI code indicates a “lab science” course.)