Biological Sciences

Degree Offered: Associate in Science

Credits Required: 60/61 (2017-2018 Academic Year)

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As a Biological Sciences major, you will investigate and develop an understanding of the life processes of humans, animals and plants. Work in this field will contribute to the general flow of scientific progress.

After graduation, students are prepared to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete their studies in such majors as biology, forestry, forensic science, pre-medicine, pre-dental, and pre-veterinary.


Program Outcomes:  

Graduates will be able to

  1. Effectively utilize the scientific method and to critically analyze scientific literature to address a biological question.  
  2. Acquire a broad-based fundamental knowledge of biological principles spanning the hierarchy of biological systems--chemical, molecular, cellular, organismal, and population/community.  
  3. Develop a set of quantitative and technical skills that will enable them to be successful contributors to science and society.  

 Biological Sciences is a day only program.

Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 17/18 Credits

BIOL 101General Biology I 4.00
CHEM 101General Chemistry I 4.00
CIST 100Introduction to Information Tech 3.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00
 TAOC Category Three - 3/4 credits 

Second Semester - 15 Credits

BIOL 102General Biology II 4.00
CHEM 102General Chemistry II 4.00
LITR 210Concepts of Literature 3.00
 TAOC Category Three - 4 credits 

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 14 Credits

BIOL 215Microbiology 4.00
CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I Students will complete Organic Chemistry I and II at an accredited institution.4.00
COMM 201Public Speaking 3.00
PSYC 101General Psychology 3.00

Fourth Semester - 14 Credits

BIOL 205Ecology 4.00
CHEM 202Organic Chemistry II Students will complete Organic Chemistry I and II at an accredited institution.4.00
PHIL 110Introduction to Ethics 3.00
PHIL 101Introduction to Philosophy 3.00
SOCI 101Principles of Sociology 3.00