General Science

Associate of Science in General Science

The General Science AS degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to baccalaureate degree granting institutions and wish to customize their general science degree program. In addition to the General Education Requirements, students may select 21 credit hours of appropriate coursework in mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, environmental sciences, natural resources, and other approved sciences to complete the degree.

To maximize possible transfer of courses to senior institutions, students should select a college/university as soon as possible and obtain a catalog from that institution. Students planning to transfer should discuss their plans with an advisor at BRCC and at the receiving institution to ensure maximum portability of credit hours. Students can also access the Board of Regents master course articulation matrix online ( to determine which courses are accepted between Louisiana institutions of higher education.

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To receive this degree, the student must:


First Semester Credit Hours
Second Semester Credit Hours
Third Semester Credit Hours
Fourth Semester Credit Hours

Total Program Hours 60

Both biological and physical sciences must be taken to meet the requirements for this degree program. If the two-course sequence is taken in the biological sciences, the remaining lecture credit hours must be from the physical sciences, and vice versa. The completion of sequences with laboratories is strongly recommended. Students may select approved mathematics and natural science courses. For more information, contact the Division of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at (225) 216-8226.