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  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Biology - Arts and Sciences Transfer (A.S.)


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Title of Major: Arts and Sciences - General Biology A.S.

Award: Associate of Science degree, A.S

Code: AS.ARTS-SCI.BIO

Total Credit Hours: 60

About Biology Department

Purpose:  This program provides preparation for entry into general biology, optometry, medical, dental, environmental, pharmaceutical and veterinary programs at four-year institutions.

Graduation Requirements


See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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General Education Requirements: 33-36 credits


An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3-6 credits


Arts and Humanities: 6 credits


Biological and Physical Sciences: 8 credits


Computer Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies or Mathematics: 4 credits


Health/Fitness/Wellness: 3 credits


See General Education Health/Fitness/Wellness Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Mathematics: 3 credits


Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits


Program Requirements: 9 credits


The Program Requirements for this degree are simultaneously satisfied by three of General Education Requirements listed above: (1) the Communications Arts and Humanities general education requirement, (2) the  Sophomore Literature Arts and Humanities general education requirement, and (3) one of  the History Social and Behavioral Sciences general education requirement courses (HIS 111 or HIS 112 or HIS 211 or HIS 212).

Area of Concentration Requirements: 24-27 credits


Computer Competency Requirement


See Computing and Information Technology Competency Requirement  for a list of approved courses.

Diversity Requirement


Satisfied by SOC 111  requirement.

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Analyze and solve problems by applying discipline-appropriate quantitative tools, concepts, and methods.
  • Investigate physical phenomena experimentally, using discipline-specific tools and methodology.
  • Apply discipline-specific lab safety rules.
  • Apply knowledge of discipline-specific fundamental concepts to explain experimental outcomes or real world phenomena.
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret information based on scientific reasoning and discipline-specific concepts.

This program aligns with all the college’s core competencies.

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