Biology

Associate in Science

This degree can lead to a baccalaureate degree in biology at accredited colleges and universities.  It is appropriate for students interested in pre-professional programs, such as, biology, ecology, pharmacy, chiropractics, medical, dental, mortuary science, horticulture, veterinary and education.  It may also apply to technician-level job opportunities when two years of academic preparation in biology are required.  Electives should be selected based on the student’s interest, the requirements of the transfer institution or technical-level vocation opportunities.  It is strongly recommended that students entering the program have a minimum of one year of high school biology, chemistry and mathematics at an advanced level.  Some courses require prerequisites; check course descriptions.

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Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate safe and environmentally friendly practices in a laboratory setting;
  • Apply the scientific method in experimentation, collection and interpretation of data;
  • Demonstrate proper use of laboratory equipment to make observations and to obtain data;
  • Learn proper handling of living and preserved specimens;
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of biology through a combination of lectures and laboratories.

 

Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 30 credits
When a general education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
Communication (6 credits)  
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL102-Composition II
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (12 credits)  
    MATH155-Calculus I
4
    BIOL109-General Biology I
4
    CHEM110-General Chemistry I
4
Social Science (3 credits)  
    General Education Social Science course
3
Humanities (6 credits)  
    Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110
3
    General Education Humanities course
3
General Education Elective (3 credits)  
    General Education course
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
30
PROGRAM COURSES - 30 credits
 
    Program Requirements (12 credits)
    BIOL110-General Biology II
4
    CHEM111-General Chemistry II
4
    CHEM210-Organic Chemistry I
4
    Program Electives (18 credits)
18

    Choose 18 credits from the following:

    BIOL104-Bioethics: Realities of the New Millennium (3 cr.)

    BIOL205-Genetics

    BIOL250-Microbiology

    CHEM211-Organic Chemistry II

    ENVL205-Ecology

    MATH152-Linear Algebra

    MATH156-Calculus II

    MATH255-Calculus III

    PHIL101-Introduction to Logic (3 cr.)

    PHYS125 or PHYS225 (See advisor for best option. Offered in Fall only)

    PHYS126 or PHYS226 (See advisor for best option. Offered in Spring only)

 
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
30

Technological Competency: 0-3 credits

Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing out, or reviewed departmental portfolio.

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE:
60
(BIOG) EFFECTIVE FALL 2019  
RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES
First Semester (15 credits)
BIOL109 General Biology I 4
CHEM110 General Chemistry I 4
ENGL101 Composition I 3
MATH155 Calculus I 4
Second Semester (15 credits)
BIOL110 General Biology II 4
CHEM111 General Chemistry II 4
ENGL102 Composition II 3
Choose Program Elective 4
Third Semester (17 credits)
CHEM210 Organic Chemistry I 4
Gen Ed Humanities course 3
Gen Ed General Education elective 3
Choose Program Elective 3
Choose Program Elective 4
Fourth Semester (13 credits)
Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110 3
Gen Ed Social Science course 3
Choose Program Elective 3
Choose Program Elective 4