Cisco College offers abundant opportunities to pursue an exciting career in the field of science! Pursue an Associate of Science Degree with an emphasis in: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-Dental, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Medical, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physician's Assistant, or Pre-Veterinary. Learn more about the courses and career paths for each of these areas below!
Completion of an Associate of Science Degree with an emphasis in one of these areas will provide a core foundation that corresponds with the requirements for a Bachelor's Degree from a four-year institution. Please see the Cisco College Course Catalog for detailed course information.
What Can This Program Do For You
The field of biology explores the vast spectrum of life. The Biology department at Cisco College equips students with a cohesive understanding of biosciences, preparing them for further study in a number of scientific and health science disciplines.
Completion of the Associate of Science Degree with an emphasis in Biology is a great first step toward a career in fields such as education, medicine, research, or journalism. Many biology courses at Cisco College meet the prerequisites for health science programs and may fulfill the requirements for a Bachelor's Degree from a four-year institution.
Potential Career Paths:
- Laboratory Assistant or Technician
- Research Assistant
- Speciment Technician
- High School Biology Teacher
- Quality Control Technician
- Soil Scientist
- Public Health Laboratory Director
- Quality Control Microbiology Supervisor
Find out about research opportunities available to students on both campuses and at McMurry University!
Chemistry is an excellent pathway to a career in many different professional sectors. Employers such as healthcare organizations, the food and drink industry, government, environmental consultancies, and colleges and universities all offer opportunities in the field of chemistry.
An Associate of Science Degree with an emphasis in Chemistry supports study in allied fields and provides a gateway for you to continue your chemistry education. Chemistry courses at Cisco College also correspond with the requirements for a Bachelor's Degree from a four-year institution.
Potential Career Paths:
- Chemical technician
- Laboratory Technician
- Associate Chemist
- Research and Development Technician
An education in physics prepares students to pursue a variety of scientific occupations including engineering, geophysics, biophysics, astronomy, medical physics, nuclear physics, molecular physics, or elementary particle physics.
An Associate of Science Degree with an emphasis in Physics provides a broad education in physical sciences. Completion of the coursework will prepare students for transfer to a Bachelor's Degree program at a four-year institution.
Potential Career Paths:
- Research Scientist
- Aerospace Engineer
- Airline Pilot or Train Engineer
- Airplane Navigator
- Ballistics expert
- Electrical or Mechanical Engineer
- Electrical, Laser, Mechanical, or Optics Physicist
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Associate of Science, General Studies Courses
First Semester Second Semester ENGL 1301 Composition I 3 ENGL 1302 Composition II 3 HIST 1301 United States History I 3 HIST 1302 United States History II 3 MATH Elective ** 3 MATH Elective ** 3 Life & Physical Science *** 4 Life & Physical Science *** 4 Creative Arts * 3 Elective * 3 TOTAL 16 TOTAL 16
First Semester Second Semester GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3 GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3 Life & Physical Science * 4 SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3 Social & Behavioral Science * 3 Electives * 9 Language, Philosophy & Culture * 3 TOTAL 13 TOTAL 15 TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 60
*See core curriculum course options. Courses should be chosen to fulfill transfer requirements for a particular STEM major. Students should consult with their intended transfer institution's program requirements before choosing courses.
**Math Electives include MATH 1314, 1316, 1324, 1325, 1342, 2412, 2413, 2414, 2415
***Life & Physical Science Electives include BIOL 1406, 1407, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402, 2421, CHEM 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425, GEOL 1403, 1404, PHYS 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 2425, 2426
****Electives should be chosen to fulfill transfer requirements for a particular STEM major. Students should consult with their intended transfer institution’s program requirements before choosing courses.
Being a non-traditional student is so hard, but I can’t imagine it going any better than it did with the faculty in the Science Department at Cisco College. I formed great relationships with Mrs. Barton and Mr. Ceniceros. They both truly believed in me and pushed me when I didn’t think I could make it through each semester. Since Cisco College is a small campus I really don’t think I would have gotten that kind of support and education from a larger university. I never felt like just another number.
– Ashlyn Orms