Associate of Science

Biomedical Science

The Associate of Science Degree (AS) in Biomedical Science is a degree program designed to prepare students for careers in science and medicine. Science offers students a wide variety of careers: science writing, governmental policy, research, education, health fields, and technology. This program is designed for students interested in the environment and its natural resources, medicine and research or science education. All of these programs of study give students a solid background that will provide them with confidence and the skills to continue their career goals. Within this degree program students have a choice of two options: Biomedical Science, and Environmental Science. Biomedical Science prepares the student for a career in medicine or research related to medicine. Environmental Science prepares students for careers related to the environment and natural resources.

Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the biological sciences and be able to apply that knowledge

  • In advanced courses in their chosen field
  • In their personal health
  • In health and environmental issues of the community, state, nation and world

Students will be able to critically analyze

  • Articles in periodicals, internet resources and other journals both scholarly and general for their scientific rigor
  • Problems and possible solutions using the scientific method
  • Data presented in articles, presentations and electronic media

Students will

  • Be able to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Demonstrate a professional ethical behavior
  • Be able to discuss issues using critical thinking skills
  • Value their cultural heritage as well as those of others as a result of the appreciation of the rich diversity of life
General Education Requirements
Core I Communications 9
SP 101 Public Speaking 3
WRIT 101 College Writing I (EN 105) 3
WRIT 201 College Writing II (EN 201) 3
Core II Mathematics and Science 12
M 121 College Algebra 3
BIOB 160 Principles of Living Systems 3
BIOB 161 Principles Living Systems Lab 1
CHMY 141 College Chemistry I 3
CHMY142 College chemistry Lab I 1
Core III Arts and Humanities 6
Core IV Social Sciences 6
Core V Native American Studies 3
Core VI Technology 3
Core VII Health 3
Total General Education credits required for degree 42
General Science e Program of Study
BIOB 170 Principles of Biological Diversity 3
BIOB 171 Principles of Biological Diversity Lab 1
BIOH 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOH 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1
BIOH 211 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOH 212 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1
BIOM 250 Microbiology for Health Sciences 3
BIOM 251 Microbiology for Health Science Lab 1
CHMY 143 General Chemistry II 3
CHMY 144 General Chemistry II Lab 1
STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics 3
Total Program of Study credits required for degree 23
Total credits for degree requirement 65

*Due to the small number of students in FPCC programs, numbers have been withheld to preserve Fort Peck Community College students’ confidentiality.