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.
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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.
General Education Courses
When a course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
Choose: ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110
General Education Elective
Choose 18 credits from the following:
*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.)