General Science*

Science and chemistry students in lab

General Science*

  • General Science*

Sheridan College, Gillette College
To see program curriculum, click on a degree option below
Degree Options: AS 

*This program is also currently available online.

There are literally thousands of scientific fields, ranging from astronomy to biology, chemistry to geology. If you are interested in studying across multiple scientific disciplines, NWCCD’s Associate of Science in General Science degree program will give you the broad scientific knowledge and research skills to succeed in a number of scientific fields. The General Science degree program features a flexible curriculum, allowing you to tailor your course of study to your interests with a variety of elective courses. The General Science program is offered at Sheridan College and Gillette College.


Industry Outlook

A degree in General Science from NWCCD can lead to a myriad of job and career opportunities, providing the foundation for advanced degrees in science-related fields.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the U.S. Dept. of Labor, predicts new job growth in several science-related fields, including Geoscientists, Microbiologists, Hydrologists, Nuclear Technicians, Zoologists, Biological Technicians, Meteorologists and more.


Careers and Opportunities

Considering the nearly endless possibilities of a General Science degree, careers and jobs are wide-ranging, dynamic and everywhere. Earning NWCCD’s highly regarded Associate of Science degree in General Science will allow you to pursue higher education and professional interests in fields such as:


  • Medicine
  • Geology
  • Engineering science
  • Environmental sciences
  • Biology
  • Physical therapy
  • Astronomy
  • Computer science
  • Physics
  • Zoology
  • Statistics
  • Mathematics
  • Occupational therapy
  • Education
  • Science writing
  • Law
  • Business
  • Chemistry



Many NWCCD General Science graduates advance to higher education degrees in dozens of science-related fields.


Our Program

Our NWCCD Associate of Science degree program in General Science is flexible for students interested in pursuing higher education. The General Science program will give you the scientific background, research and lab skills you need to excel in a Bachelor’s degree program. As a student at NWCCD, you will have the opportunity to choose your course schedule based on your passions and interests, with course offerings such as Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Science, Geology, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Physics and Zoology.


NWCCD faculty members guide many students through research projects, competing and presenting in the National Science Foundation’s Community College Innovation Challenge, the University of Wyoming’s Undergraduate Day, and more. NWCCD also hosts Discovery Science Lectures throughout each academic year, bringing in regional and national experts to present on various science-related topics, from geology to landscape management. NWCCD also partners with the University of Wyoming to give students hands-on learning and researching opportunities on campus.


NWCCD’s General Science degree program gives you the flexibility to tailor your courses to your interests.


Faculty and Community

Our Science faculty at NWCCD are dedicated to helping you succeed. Our award-winning faculty members are knowledgeable about transfer options to colleges and universities across the nation as well as career opportunities for General Science students. They will teach you the broad principles and background of numerous scientific fields, allowing you to identify and pursue your scientific interests.


NWCCD partners with the University of Wyoming and several regional universities to give hands-on learning experiences to our students. Our faculty take advantage of our prime location in northeast Wyoming to take classrooms outside and guide students through research in the field.



Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) is a multi-campus community college serving Sheridan, Campbell, and Johnson Counties.

Sheridan College

1 Whitney Way
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307-675-0505
Phone: 888-675-0505

Gillette College

300 West Sinclair
Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-681-6000
Phone: 888-681-6070