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Lab Science

What to get out of the course

The Lab Sciences are two part courses offered at both Community Colleges and Four Year Universities. They offer a sample of not only the theory of the science but also how that science’s experimental work is done. If you are unsure of your degree path trying out the part one of the Lab Science’s at Community College is worth a shot. The courses are taught with a class and lab simultaneously. Ideally the involves the material taught that week in the class. For various reasons this is not always the case.

What are the requirements

Most Lab Science’s are intro level courses. For the majority of them only have Precalculus II as a prerequisite. The only exception is Physics which requires a corequisite of Calculus I. In order for the Lab Science to count towards the degree or transfer from Community College to the University both parts need to be completed. Most Community Colleges offer two versions of these courses. Be sure to take the correct version to have it transfer or count. It is usually the higher numbered one.

What are the course options

There are three main lab Science’s offered at all Community Colleges and Universities. Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. If your school allows Programming to be counted as a Lab Science it may be worth doing. Chemistry is the one Lab Science that just about everyone needs to take. It is usually a requirement for STEM degrees.