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Degrees and Programs

Associate of Science in Biological Sciences

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Why Choose Biological Sciences?

The associate program in biological sciences is a broad, versatile program designed to prepare you for a seamless entry to a four-year science program or for work as an entry-level technical or lab assistant. You'll gain a substantial foundation in the biological and physical sciences, while electives allow you to meet your individual educational objectives. Designed as a 2+2 program, this program follows the first two years of the biological sciences bachelor's program offered at the Dayton Campus. You can move seamlessly into the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at the Dayton Campus or continue in the Bachelor of Science in Integrated Science Studies at the Lake Campus. Interested in another science program at the Dayton or Lake Campus? This program gives you a broad base to move easily into programs focused on chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, biochemistry and molecular biology, or laboratory science.

Careers

This associate degree prepares you for entry-level jobs as lab and research assistants, as well as creating a good foundation for a career in biological research, medical laboratories, or ecological research. Lab techs and assistants are in high demand in the region and require employees with the general skills taught in this program. This program also prepares you for further education in a bachelor's program and even a graduate program in the science or education fields.

View the biological sciences program profile for sample occupations, average salary, and employment projections. 

Real-World Experience

We arm our students with the knowledge and experiences they need to transition from student to professional. Students gain hands-on experience through a variety of community-based programs, service-learning opportunities, internships, and research projects. Classes are experimental and hands-on—you will get experience in lab work immediately while learning the core concepts required to help you advance.

Success Stories

After earning a bachelor's degree from the Wright State Lake Campus, Esteban Benitez is now pursuing a master's degree in instructional design while also teaching two courses.
After working at an education camp in Spain, Wright State senior Katelyn Umstead hopes to teach in Spain following graduation in May.

Academics and Curriculum

View Associate of Science in Biological Sciences program information, all degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog. View the graduation planning strategy for an example of how you can complete the program in two years.

Admission

Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify whether you will be majoring in biological sciences.

If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major.  If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in biological sciences.

Contact Information

Stephen Jacquemin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
419-586-0384
stephen.jacquemin@wright.edu

 


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