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2021-2022 Catalog

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


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

Award: Associate of Science degree, A.S

Code: AS.ARTS-SCI.BIO

Total Credit Hours: 60

About the 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 .

Honors Program Courses


If you qualify for the Honors Program, you may take honors versions  of some courses (such as ENG 101H , ENG 102H , etc.).

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General Education Requirements: 35 credits


An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education and Diversity, Technology and Wellness Requirements  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English Composition: 6 credits


Arts and Humanities: 6 credits


Biological and Physical Sciences: 8 credits


Mathematics: 3 credits


Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits


Additional General Education Requirements: 6 credits


Area of Concentration Requirements: 25 credits


Arts and Sciences Transfer Program Core Course Requirements


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 ).

Diversity Requirement


Satisfied by SOC 111 .

Technology Requirement


Satisfied by CTA 100 .

Wellness Requirement


Unless they are in a degree that is exempt, all students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Wellness Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.

Program Outcomes


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

  1. Analyze and solve problems by applying discipline-appropriate quantitative tools, concepts, and methods.
  2. Investigate physical phenomena experimentally, using discipline-specific tools and methodology.
  3. Apply discipline-specific lab safety rules.
  4. Apply knowledge of discipline-specific fundamental concepts to explain experimental outcomes or real world phenomena.
  5. 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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