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Associate of Science Degree in Biology

Program Entrance Term

Fall, Spring, Summer

Minimum Length of Program

4 Term(s)

Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation

62

Program Description:

This degree program is intended for students who plan to continue their education beyond the associate degree. It provides a curriculum which is broad based in the biological sciences and helps students meet the requirements for a variety of other degree programs. If students choose to pursue a four-year degree, the core courses that they have taken in this program will give them a head start on a baccalaureate degree in biology. Students who graduate from this program will also have the skills necessary to work in the field as a biological science technician.

 

 

Admission Requirements

Minimum Required Age

16

High School Diploma or GED Required

Yes

Degree students must complete all core courses within the first three semesters

after admittance into the program.

 

 

Minimum Test Scores:

Test:

COMPASS

Reading:

79

English:

62

Mathematics:

n/a

Algebra:

39

 

FIRST SEMESTER

Hrs

SEMN 1000 - First Semester Seminar

1

BIOL 1111 - Biology I

3

BIOL 1111L - Biology I Lab

1

CHEM 1211 - Chemistry I

3

CHEM 1211L - Chemistry I Lab

1

COMP 1000 - Introduction to Computers

3

ENGL 1101 - Composition and Rhetoric

3

MATH 1111 - College Algebra

3

SECOND SEMESTER

Hrs

BIOL 1112 - Biology II

3

BIOL 1112L - Biology II Lab

1

CHEM 1212 - Chemistry II

3

CHEM 1212L - Chemistry II Lab

1

ENGL 1102 - Literature and Composition

3

MATH 1113 - Pre-calculus

3

THIRD SEMESTER

Hrs

BIOL 2117 - Microbiology

3

BIOL 2117L - Microbiology Lab

1

HIST 2111 - U. S. History I
or
HIST 2112 - U. S. History II

3

(3)

MATH 1127 - Introduction to Statistics

3

POLS 1101 - American Government

3

SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking

3

FOURTH SEMESTER

Hrs

ALHS 1112 - Wellness

 

 

2

BIOL 2110 - Special Topics in Biology

4

BIOL 2120 - Research Methods in Biology

3

XXXX xxxx - Area II Elective

3

XXXX xxxx - Area IV Elective

3

Remarks:
If needed, developmental courses should be completed during the first semester.

 

GENERAL CORE ELECTIVES OPTIONS*

 

Area II Elective Options

3

HIST 1111 - World History I

3

HIST 1112 - World History II

3

PSYC 1101 - Introduction to Psychology

3

SOCI 1101 - Introduction to Sociology

3

Area IV Elective Options

 

ARTS 1101 - Art Appreciation

3

ENGL 2130 - American Literature

3

HUMN 1101 - Introduction to Humanities

3

MUSC 1101 - Music Appreciation

3

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