BSAST Degree in Laboratory Animal Science

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology (BSAST) degree in Laboratory Animal Science is designed for technologists employed in animal research, industrial or veterinary hospital settings.  The program enables mid-career adults in a wide range of applied fields meet their educational and professional needs while completing a baccalaureate degree.  The BSAST degree in Laboratory Animal Science is a 120-credit program.

Subject Area/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
  • College Algebra (MAT-121) or above
  • Higher Level Mathematics above College Algebra
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 23
  • Psychology or Sociology
  • Statistics (STA-201)
  • Technical Writing (ENG-201)
  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • General Biology I
  • General Biology II
C. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
  • Ethics or Diversity Elective
D. General Education Electives 13
II. Area of Study: Laboratory Animal Science 42
A. Anatomy and Physiology 6
B. Microbiology or Bacteriology 3
C. Pharmacology 3
D. Pathology 3
E. Animal Procedures
  • Laboratory Animal Science
  • Radiology
  • Clinical Laboratory and Hospital Procedures
  • Laboratory Animal Management
  • Veterinary Clinical Laboratory Techniques
  • Small and Large Animal Diseases and Management
  • Veterinary Nursing and Surgery
F. Animal Biology
  • Embryology or Developmental Biology
  • Vertebrate Zoology
  • Cell Physiology or Histology
  • Genetics
  • Parasitology/Pathogenic Microbiology
  • Pathology or Pathophysiology
  • Toxicology
  • Entomology
  • Organic or Biochemistry
G. Animal Electives
  • Diagnostic Histopathology
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Breeding
  • Electron Microscopy
H. Current Trends and Applications 3
III. Free Electives 15
Total 120

*Must include at least two subject areas.

  • Required Courses: Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology, Animal Procedures (five courses), Animal Biology (two courses), Current Trends and Applications
  • Corollary Requirements: Biology I and II, Chemistry I and II, Computer Requirement, Statistics, College Algebra
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: Students whose areas of study are not complete at the time of enrollment either use Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) or classroom work to complete their areas of study.

Note: Courses listed in the Area of Study are offered as a guide. Other courses may also be considered appropriate for the program. The inclusion of similar courses must be reviewed by the Evaluation team. Students must submit their program plan for review to ensure that course selection is appropriate for the degree.

Leverage Your Training

Have you earned a professional license or certification, or acquired college-level technical expertise on the job? If so, it may be worth college credit. The College also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit, including transferring previous college credits, all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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