Award: Associate of Sciences Degree –
Option in Arts & Sciences
For more information: Contact Dean Deborah Wrobel,
443-412-2240, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Advising, Career, and
Transfer Services, 443-412-2301; or email@example.com.
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This program offers biology students courses in natural
and physical sciences in preparation for a wide array of
career opportunities. Biological scientists study the origin,
development, characteristics, and life processes of plant,
microbial, and animal life and their relationships to the
environment. They may conduct basic research aimed at
increasing our knowledge of living organisms or applied
research in medical and industrial settings. A major in the
biological sciences is recommended for students interested
in pursuing further study in biology, botany, zoology,
microbiology, forestry, molecular and cellular biology,
genetics, marine biology, high school biology teacher, and
more. This program provides an excellent foundation for
studies in pre-professional fields such as pre-medicine,
pre-dentistry and pre-veterinary sciences.
Upon completion of the Associate of Sciences Degree, Option in Arts and Sciences, Biology, the student will be able to:
- Explain and apply the fundamental principles of biology.
- Perform laboratory experiments and projects (collect, report and analyze data) by applying theoretical concepts and the scientific method.
- Demonstrate safe laboratory skills.
- Recognize and discuss the ethical issues in the discipline.
- Locate, identify, evaluate and use scientific information effectively.
- Apply computational skills in reasoning, estimation, problem-solving, and analysis.
- Use appropriate grammatical forms in both oral and written formats to effectively communicate ideas and concepts.
Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or
university should check the requirements of that institution.
If they are significantly different from the courses listed,
students should consult with an advisor for academic
guidance. It may be that a curriculum in General Studies
should be followed.
This program provides the first two years of a Bachelor’s
degree in biology. Employment for those with a Bachelor’s or
Master’s degree in biology is expected to continue to increase
due to the increased opportunities in biotechnology research
and development. In addition, more biological scientists will
be needed to conduct the ever expanding research related to
health and environmental issues.
Recommended Course Sequence
* A biology elective may be selected only if MATH 203
(Calculus I) has been completed.
** MATH 101 (College Algebra) and MATH 103
(Trigonometry) may be taken instead of MATH 109
*** Biology electives should be chosen according to the
requirements of the institution to which transfer is
planned. The following classes do not satisfy the
biology elective requirement: BIO 100, BIO 108,
BIO 109, BIO 116, BIO 119.