Award: Associate of Sciences Degree
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This program offers biology students courses in natural and physical sciences in preparation for a wide array of career opportunities. Biological scientists study the origin, development, characteristics, and life processes of plant, microbial, and animal life and their relationships to the environment. They may conduct basic research aimed at increasing our knowledge of living organisms or applied research in medical and industrial settings. A major in the biological sciences is recommended for students interested in pursuing further study in biology, biotechnology and related fields, botany, zoology, microbiology, forestry, molecular and cellular biology, genetics, marine biology, high school biology teaching, and more. This program provides an excellent foundation for studies in pre-professional fields such as pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and pre-veterinary sciences.
Upon completion of the Associate of Sciences Degree, Area of Concentration in Arts and Sciences, Biology, the student will be able to:
- Explain and apply the fundamental principles of biology.
- Perform laboratory experiments and projects (collect, report and analyze data) by applying theoretical concepts and the scientific method.
- Demonstrate safe laboratory skills.
- Recognize and discuss the ethical issues in the discipline.
- Locate, identify, evaluate and use scientific information effectively.
- Apply computational skills in reasoning, estimation, problem-solving, and analysis.
- Use appropriate grammatical forms in both oral and written formats to effectively communicate ideas and concepts.
Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or
university should check the requirements of that institution.
If they are significantly different from the courses listed,
students should consult with an advisor for academic
guidance. It may be that a curriculum in General Studies
should be followed.
This program provides the first two years of a Bachelorís
degree in biology. Employment for those with a Bachelorís or
Masterís degree in biology is expected to continue to increase
due to the increased opportunities in biotechnology research
and development and molecular biology research and use in medicine. In addition, more biological scientists will
be needed to conduct the ever expanding research related to
health and environmental issues.
Recommended Course Sequence
* Students may elect to take PHYS 200, PHYS 203, and PHYS 204 in place of PHYS 101/102 to meet transfer needs. If the student takes PHYS 204, Calculus II (MATH 204) must be taken as a program elective. It is recommended that students take PHYS 200 concurrent with PHYS 203.
Note: The following codes identify courses which satisfy the General Education Degree Requirements:|
TO SATISFY THE DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT:
Associate degree students must complete one 3-credit
. It is recommended that students
select one of the 3-credit
from those that also appear on the approved list of
diversity course graduation requirements.