Feb 22, 2024  
2023-2024 
  
2023-2024

Biology, A.S.


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Biology students strive to understand the fundamental processes of life. Their studies cover everything from plants and animals to fungi and bacteria. Courses cover a wide variety of subjects including microbiology, botany, ecological systems, comparative vertebrate anatomy, zoology, genetics and physiology. Within the biology concentration, students can focus on specialized areas such as environmental science, botany and zoology. A science degree with a concentration in biology gives a student the thorough academic background needed to pursue additional education at a four-year college or university. Once the student graduates with a bachelors degree, career opportunities become available in areas such as ecology, education, pollution control, medical technology, medicine, research, forestry, wildlife management, dentistry and pharmacology.

Program Notes

Notes: This program is designed for students planning to continue their education at a four-year college or university. See the front general section for information and requirement about University Parallel/Transfer Programs.

Minimum of 61-68 Credit Hours


Course Grouping


*Course choice depends on the specific program for which the student is applying. See course list of the receiving institution.

Major Courses


(13 credit hours)
4-5 Credits Chosen From the Following Major Electives*

General Education Courses


(37 credit hours)
Political Science

Chemistry

Physics

Humanities

Six credit hours
Social Science*

Mathematics

Life Skills Courses


(1 credit hour)

Term 5


Term 6


  • BIO SUPP ELEC - Biology Support Electives 3 Credit Hours
  • HUM - Humanities Elective 3 Credit Hours

Term 7


Term 8


  • BIO SUPP ELEC - Biology Support Electives 3 Credit Hours
  • HUM - Humanities Elective 3 Credit Hours

Term 9


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