Environmental Sciences Biology Track

Degree Offered: Associate in Science

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

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Environmental Science unites a number of disciplines in order to understand the biologic, hydrologic, geologic, and atmospheric components of the Earth and the role of human beings on the Earth.

Graduates are able to transfer to a four-year institution where they can major in areas such as Ecology, Forestry, Horticulture and Agriculture, and Sustainable Resource Management.

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.  


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
 TAOC Category Three - 4 credits 
 TAOC Category Six (LITR) 

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 14 Credits

BIOL 215Microbiology 4.00
CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I 4.00
COMM 201Public Speaking 3.00
PSYC 101General Psychology 3.00

Fourth Semester - 14 Credits

BIOL 210Genetics 4.00
CHEM 202Organic Chemistry II 4.00
PHIL 101Introduction to Philosophy 3.00
PHIL 110Introduction to Ethics 3.00
SOCI 101Principles of Sociology 3.00