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Associate of Science Transfer Degree in Life Sciences

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Associate of Science Transfer Degree in Life Sciences

This program of study provides core courses in science and mathematics in the context of a Native American Studies curriculum for students interested in pursuing careers in marine biology, health sciences or natural resources.

The Life Sciences degree is designed to meet most of the prerequisites for entrance into a four-year college or university science program in Washington State. The number of required non-science courses is reduced therefore transfer students must complete additional General University Requirements (GUR/GER) after transfer. Students completing the Life Sciences degree will be given priority status for admission by most Washington State baccalaureate granting institutions and will be given junior status. Students need to consult with their advisor before selecting courses to ensure that they meet the requirements of the college or university to which they plan to transfer.

Department Chair & Faculty

Emma Norman

Native Environmental Science,
Department Chair
Work Phone:(360) 392-4309

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Communicate scientific concepts orally and in writing, using scientific terminology.
  • Present scientific data with written reports, tables and figures, and oral presentations.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Perform biological laboratory techniques.
  • Utilize library, Internet, and other resources to research scientific topics.

QUANTITATIVE SKILLS

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Collect, organize, and interpret data.
  • Calculate answers to problems using algebra and calculus.
  • Apply methods of mathematics to analyze, understand, and explore life sciences problems.

READING SKILLS

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate comprehension of literature in the life sciences.
  • Extend knowledge of scientific concepts and vocabulary through readings in the life sciences.

Student Life

NWIC students are encouraged to engage and integrate into the life of the institution. Students are offered opportunities to participate in enrichment activities through Student Affairs, student government, and residence life.

Financial Aid

Northwest Indian College administers a broad range of financial aid, scholarships, and work-study programs for students who can demonstrate financial need.

NWIC Extended Campus Locations

Northwest Indian College‘s main campus is located at the Lummi Nation. The College also has six full service extended campus sites located at Muckleshoot, Nez Perce, Nisqually, Port Gamble S’Klallam, Swinomish, and Tulalip. Please use the location links to view details for each extended campus site.

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