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Associate in Science (Transfer Program) - 60 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:
Students identified as biological science majors take two years of basic work, followed by a major in a specific area of interest. Many occupations depend on an interest in and an aptitude for life science, including: forester, biochemist, biologist, fish and wildlife service, zoologist, botanist, ecologist, oceanographer, teacher, pharmacologist, etc. Biology majors are usually interested in the study of organisms and life functions, and have a great interest in the natural world. Topics pursued range from subcellular particles to vast populations. Since each living organism is part of a larger interacting system, biology is intertwined with other important fields of study. Knowledge of biology is centered on understanding much of the world and life around us. There is probably no more important work bearing upon the future of mankind than the work done by the biologist.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
BIOL 160; CHEM 130; MATH 165; ENGL 110

Spring Semester 1:
BIOL 161; CHEM 132; MATH 211; ENGL 111; Social Science

Fall Semester 2:
CHEM 220; PHYS 120 or Biology Elective; COMM 110; Humanities; Social Science

Spring Semester 2:
CHEM 230; PHYS 121 or Biology Elective; Social Science; Humanities/Fine Arts; Fine Arts


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
FINE ARTS *3
HUMANITIES *3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
BIOL 160BIOPRINCIPLES I 4
CHEM 130GENERAL CHEMISTRY 4
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE 3
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
MATH 165PRECALCULUS 5
MATH 211STATISTICAL ANALYSIS 4
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
BIOL 161BIOPRINCIPLES II 4
CHEM 132GENERAL CHEMISTRY 4
CHEM 220ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 5
CHEM 230ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 4
PHYS 120GENERAL PHYSICS 5
or
BIOLOGY ELECTIVE 4 to 5
PHYS 121GENERAL PHYSICS 5
or
BIOLOGY ELECTIVE 4 to 5

* See specific requirements for Associate in Science degree.

For Program Information Contact:
Math, Science and Engineering Department
Room 320B
(309) 694-5365