Biology

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.  

For additional information, please contact one of the following faculty advisors: 

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.

(BIOG-Fall 2020)

 

General Education Courses

When a course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.

Communication

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Mathematics-Science-Technology

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
12

Social Science

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3

Humanities

Choose: ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

General Education Elective

Course #
Title
Credits
General Education Course (3 credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
3

Program Requirements

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
12

*Technological Competency: 0-4 Credits

(Is fulfilled with CISM125 or CISM132, which may be taken as a General Education Elective, testing or reviewed departmental portfolio.)

Total credits:
60

Recommended sequence of courses:

Second Semester

Course #
Title
Credits
Program Elective Course (4 Credits)  +
4
Sub-Total Credits
15

Third Semester

Course #
Title
Credits
General Education Course (3 credits)  +
3
Program Elective Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Program Elective Course (4 Credits)  +
4
Sub-Total Credits
17

Fourth Semester

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Program Elective Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Program Elective Course (4 Credits)  +
4
Sub-Total Credits
13

Overview

Program

Biology

Type

Associate in Science