Biology - Associate in Science

Program Code: BIOL.AS/24.0101
Credits Required: 63
Division: Math, Science, Business and Technology

The Biology Department provides coursework that allows students substantial flexibility in biologically based career options while instilling an appreciation for the complexity and diversity of life. Our biology laboratory courses prepare students with the hands on skills necessary to pursue professional positions in the medical field, industry, and research. In biology lecture courses, students learn the mechanisms, theory, history, and philosophy of each biological science. The most fundamental goals of teaching and learning in biology are to develop an appreciation for the study of life, to enhance scientific literacy, and to foster a desire for continued acquisition of knowledge. 

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

All first time degree-seeking students are required to take BLUE-0101, Freshman Seminar.  See exemptions

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENG 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151 or
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking* or
Interpersonal Communication
MATH 0105 College Algebra** or higher 3
Humanities Electives (2 disciplines) 6
Social Science Electives (2 disciplines) 6
BIOL 0135 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology 4
CHEM 0111 College Chemistry I and Lab* 5
Total Hours for General Education Requirements 33

*See course syllabus for prerequisite.
**Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Biology Requirements*

Course Credit Hours
BIOL 0225 Diversity of Organisms 5
BIOL 0240 Introduction to Genetics 4
BIOL 0261 Microbiology 3
BIOL 0262 Microbiology Lab 2
CHEM 0112 College Chemistry II and Lab 5
CHEM 0211 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 0213 Organic Chemistry I Lab (recommended) 2
NASC 0231 General Physics I & Lab 5
Total Hours for Biology Requirements 29
*See course syllabi for Biology course prerequisites
Total Hours for an Associate in Science in Biology Degree 63

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