General Science Studies

The Associate of Science degree provides opportunities for personal enhancement and career enrichment, primarily designed to allow students to transfer their work to a four-year college. Students should work closely with their academic advisor and/or transfer counselor to select the courses which are most appropriate and most beneficial. Area of emphasis can be designed by the faculty and student. Program selections towards emphasis in the following sciences are: life sciences, horticulture (BIOS), environment/natural resources, earth sciences/geology (NATR), chemistry (CHEM), and physical sciences (PHYS).

Degrees and Certificates Offered

  • Associate of Science in General Science Studies - PDF or Excel
  • Certificate in Pre-Nursing Level I- PDF
  • Certificate in Pre-Nursing Level II- PDF

Sample Program of Study

Full-Time (12+ credits per semester)     
Year 1- Fall Semester Credits Gen Ed/ Core
EDUC 1010 Student Success Strategies 2 ILO 5
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3 ILO 2
Native Language Level I 4 ILO 1
BIOS 1010/1014 General Biology 4 ILO 3
HLTH 1020 First Aid/CPR 1 ILO 5
Total Credits by Term 14  
     
Year 1- Spring Semester Credits Gen Ed/ Core
ENGL 1020 English Composition II 3 ILO 2
CHEM 1090/1094 Chemistry I 4 ILO 3
NASP 1040 Nat Am History since 1890 3 ILO 1
General Science 4 credit with Lab 4 Core Electives
Total Credits by Term 14  
     
Year 1- Summer Term Credits Gen Ed/ Core
INFO 1010 Intro to Computers 3 ILO 4
Total Credits by Term   3  
     
Year 2- Fall Semester Credits Gen Ed/ Core
MATH 1110 Intermediate Algebra 4 Core Electives
HLTH 2310 Health Ed. & Wellness 3 ILO 5
SPCH 1110 Public Speaking 3 ILO 2
General Science 4 credit with Lab 4 Core Elective
Total Credits by Term 14  
     
Year 2- Spring Semester Credits Gen Ed/ Core
MATH 1050 Colege Algebra 3 ILO 3
BIOS 1200/1204 Ecology 4 ILO 4
General Science 4 credit with Lab 4 Core Elective
SOCI 1010 Sociology 3 ILO 3
EDUC 1020 Career Survival 1 ILO 5
Total Credits by Term 15  
     
Total Credits for Degree 60  

Year 1- Fall Semester Credits Gen Ed/ Core
● EDUC 1010 Student Success Strategies 2 ILO 5
● ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3 ILO 2
● EDUC 1110 Intro to Professional Ed 3 Core
Total Credits by Term 8  
     
Year 1- Spring Semester Credits Gen Ed/ Core
● NASP 1040 Nat Am History since 1890 3 ILO 1
● INFO 1010 Intro to Computers 3 ILO 4
● HLTH 1020 First Aid/CPR 1 ILO 5
Total Credits by Term 7  
     
Year 1- Summer Term Credits Gen Ed/ Core
● EDUC 2030 Multicultural Education 3 Core
Total Credits by Term 3  
     
Year 2- Fall Semester Credits Gen Ed/ Core
● EDUC 1111 Project Para 1 Core
● ENGL 1020 English Composition II 3 ILO 2
● EDUC 1711 Praxis Core 1 Core
● MATH 1110 Intermediate Algebra 4 ILO 3
Total Credits by Term 9  
     
Year 2- Spring Semester Credits Gen Ed/ Core
● HLTH 2310 Health Education and Wellness 3 ILO 5
● Native Language Level I 4 ILO 1
Total Credits by Term 7  
     
Year 2- Summer Term Credits Gen Ed/ Core
● EDUC 2030 Additional Language Acquisition & Development 3 Core
Total Credits by Term 3  
     
Year 3- Fall Semester Credits Gen Ed/ Core
● PSYC 1810 Intro to Psychology 3 ILO 3, Pre-req
● PHYS 1100/1104 Physical Science 4 ILO 3
Total Credits by Term 7  
     
Year 3- Spring Semester Credits Gen Ed/ Core
● PSYC 2030 Developmental Psychology 3 Core
●NASP 1080 Native American Education 3 Core
Total Credits by Term 6  
     
Year 3- Summer Term Credits Gen Ed/ Core
● SPCH 1110 Public Speaking 3 ILO 2
Total Credits by Term 3  
     
Year 4- Fall Semester Credits Gen Ed/ Core
EDUC 1700 Professional Practicum 2 Core
Choose course from Global Awareness 3 ILO 4
Total Credits by Term 5  
     
Year 4 - Spring Semester Credits Gen Ed/ Core
● EDUC 2050 Exceptional Learner 3 Core
● EDUC 1020 Career Survival 1 ILO 5
Total Credits by Term 4  
     
Total Credits for Degree 62  

 

Career Pathways Flowchart

GSS Career Ladder

For more information on career pathways in the health sciences, click here: Northern Nebraska Area Health Education Center (NNAHEC) 2022- Careers in Healthcare

Have you successfully passed the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services exam for Nurse Aide and Medication Aide? Verify if your status is current here: Nebraska DHHS: Division of Public Health

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“The natural way of life, how things are in nature—that’s something we’re taught as Natives. When you put it in science, it’s all  related. ” 

Suzi French (Umo n ho n ) - NICC Alumni

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“We garden to grow our own healthy food supply, regenerate our souls, create green space, create pollinator habitats, and provide much needed reclamation and renovation to Mother Earth’s soil”

Shelley Kosola - NICC Math & Science Teaching Assistant and NICC Alumni

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“The culture is implemented into the curriculum. This institution has brought out the beautiful things that are a part of me... This institution is for me, and I’m learning for my community.” “It’s important to give indigenous students and indigenous people a platform to spread the traditional knowledge... of the culture, of the land. I think it’s important if we are heard.”

Adrianna Duarte (Isanti/ Umonhon ) - General Science Major

Internships and Job Shadowing Opportunities

Articulation Agreements

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Online B.S. degree in Applied Science 

Faculty in the Division

 

Miller Hank

FT Math/Science Division Head

Murie-Mazariegos Maeghan

FT Health Science Faculty

Vacant  

PT Math Faculty

Hussani Qudsia Math & Science TA
Kosola Shelley Math & Science TA
Snake LaVonne Math & Science TA
Clayton Emily Adjunct Faculty
Hair Dawn Adjunct Faculty
Henry Stephanie Adjunct Faculty
Holmes Stevie Adjunct Faculty
Krogman Calvin Adjunct Faculty
Lingle Devin Adjunct Faculty
McKillip-Erixson Barb Adjunct Faculty
Nelson Dwight Adjunct Faculty
Norton-McDonald Stephanie Adjunct Faculty
Storm Dusti Adjunct Faculty/ Nursing Coordinator

 

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