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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Associate in Science Degree, Biology Concentration

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This program is designed for those who expect to transfer to a college or university to study in biology. The curriculum gives students a broad background in liberal arts with a concentration in biology and physical sciences.   

In addition to General Education Outcomes, upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply the scientific method in designing, conducting and analyzing experiments.
  2. Interpret and apply information from credible scientific sources.
  3. Explain basic principles of biology, including the core concepts of structure and function, genetics, reproduction, and evolution.
  4. Integrate and apply knowledge across scientific disciplines.
  5. Demonstrate basic lab skills in biology and the physical sciences.

Training in biology provides a foundation a wide range of fields including:

  • Health Sciences
  • Dentistry
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Ecology
  • Organismal biology
  • Environmental science
  • Education

First Year

Fall Semester (15-16 Credits)

Spring Semester (14 credits)

Second Year

Fall Semester (17 credits)

  • 3 Credit(s)
  • Restricted Biology Elective (4 credits) **
  • Restricted Physical Science Elective (4 credits) ***
  • HUM - Humanities Core Requirement 3 Credit(s)
  • SS - Social Science Core Requirement 3 Credit(s)

Spring Semester (14-15 credits)

Total Credits (60-62)

Students must see their academic advisor to plan courses for a concentration in Science or Mathematics.

* Choose from: MATH 110  , MATH 279  , MATH 280  , MATH 281  

** Choose from: BIO 112  , BIO 113  , BIO 117  ,BIO 218  

*** Choose from: CHEM 204  ,CHEM 207  , CHEM 209  , PHYS 104  , PHYS 105  , PHYS 120  , PHYS 121  

Refer to General Education Core Requirements for the Associate in Science Program listed below.

IMPORTANT GRADUATION INFORMATION: ORNT 090 is a graduation requirement.  See your advisor to determine if you have met this requirement.

General Education Core Requirements


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