The Life Sciences comprise the scientific fields involved with the study of living organisms. The goal of a life sciences course is to provide students with an understanding and appreciation of the natural world from a scientific perspective. Salt Lake Community College’s Life Science requirement is meant to ensure, in accordance with the Board of Regents Policy R-470 that students are prepared for the 21st century having gained knowledge and proficiency about the natural world. The fundamental objective of this requirement is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for informed and responsible citizenship. Specifically, students shall demonstrate a reasonable understanding of the scientific process, the unifying principles of the life sciences and the human connection to the natural world.