Brief Description of Science Classes and Some Important Notes

Specific science courses can be used to fulfill an Associate’s degree requirement, or a certificate program requirement, or transfer to a 4-year college or university. In some programs, students only need one semester of a science but in most degree programs, a full-year sequence of a science is needed to meet graduation requirements. Please note that for the Associates in Science Degree at LFCC a full year sequence of either chemistry or physics is required as a portion of the degree requirements.

Biological Sciences

  • General Biology
    • BIO 101 / BIO 102. General Biology I & II is our most popular science course as it satisfies the two semesters of science requirements for most transfer degrees. BIO 101 topics include biology at the cellular level and biological processes. BIO 102 topics include plants, animals, ecological and environmental principles.
  • Anatomy & Physiology
    • BIO 145. Human Anatomy & Physiology for the Health Sciences is a one-semester course with lab that is an overview of the structure and function of the human body. It is required for students in areas such as Health Information Management, Transcription, Medical Coding and Billing, EMS, and Physical Training. This is also a course that is highly recommended to prepare students for the more challenging BIO 141 / BIO 142 Anatomy & Physiology classes.  This course usually does not qualify as a transfer course to 4-year institutions.
    • BIO 141 / BIO 142. Anatomy & Physiology I & II is a foundational course for students entering the health care field. As this is a keystone course for entry into many health fields it is highly recommended that students take courses such as chemistry, microbiology and BIO 145 (a great prep course) before enrolling in BIO 141 / BIO 142.
  • Microbiology
    • BIO 150. Introduction to Microbiology is a course typically taken by students entering biology or the health care fields. Practical hands on work in the lab is an integral part of this course that delves into the world of the unseen. If possible, it is advised that students take microbiology before taking A&P.
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
    • BIO 206. Topics included in this course include cell and molecular processes as well as basic biochemistry concepts. At this time, BIO 206 is currently offered only in the fall semester at the Middletown campus.


  • General Chemistry
    • CHM 110. Survey of Chemistry is a one-semester course without lab designed to introduce students to the field of chemistry. This course usually does not qualify as a transfer course to 4-year institutions.
    • CHM 101 / CHM 102. General Chemistry I & II topics introduce students to basic chemistry with practical applications. CHM 101 / CHM 102 will satisfy the requirement for a two-semester science sequence for most Associate degrees and transfer degrees. Students who are planning on transferring into a science degree program at a 4-year institution should take CHM 111 / CHM 112 instead.
    • CHM 111 / CHM 112. College Chemistry I & II is a two-semester sequence designed for students that are preparing to transfer into a science program at a 4-year college or university. Successful completion of high school chemistry or CHM 101 / CHM 102 is highly recommended before taking CHM 111 / CHM 112.
  • Organic Chemistry
    • CHM 251 / CHM 252. Organic chemistry offers students an advanced course in chemistry with or without lab. While most colleges and universities accept this course, students should check with their planned 4-year institution to confirm transferability of this course.
  • Biochemistry
    • CHM 270. Biochemistry is a one-semester advanced course that is currently only offered only in spring semesters at the Middletown campus.


  • PHY 101 / PHY 102. Introduction to Physics I & II is a general physics course that will meet the two semester requirements for many Associate degrees at LFCC.  This course typically does not meet the requirements for transfer to 4-year institutions for science degree students but may fulfill the requirements for many other transfer degrees.  Students planning on entering a radiology program are encouraged to take both PHY 101 and 102.
  • PHY 201 / PHY 202. General College Physics I & II is a transfer course designed for students entering the sciences, engineering and for prospective science teachers in middle and high school.
  • PHY 241 / PHY 242. University Physics I & II is an advanced physics transfer course for science students. Students pursuing an advanced degree in chemistry or physics should  take PHY 241 / PHY 242.


  • GOL 105 / GOL 106. Physical Geology/Historical Geology examines the historical and physical aspects of the geological world. GOL 105 / GOL 106 is a transferrable course but students planning on teaching science at the middle/high school level may need a different science so make sure to check with your advisor.

Health Professions


Please visit the Engineering, Construction and Industrial page.

Forensic Science/ADJ

Please visit the Administration of Justice page.

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