Biological Sciences

Curriculum SCI.BIS.AS (U230A26)

Biological Science majors may find careers available in biological research, teaching, state and federal government departments, such as environmental protection agencies, park services, departments of natural resources or in private industries, such as forest products, agriculture and food products.

Students planning to major in Biological Sciences must be ready to take RHT 101◊, MAT 111◊ and have had at least one unit of high school Biology and one unit of high school Chemistry. Students meeting these qualifications may then take the following sequence of Science and Mathematics courses along with the appropriate general education courses.

Semester One

Credit Hours

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CHM 140

General Chemistry I

5

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MAT 131

Calculus & Analytic Geometry or

 

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MAT 170

Elementary Statistics

4-5

 

 

General education

6

 

 

 

14-16

Semester Two

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BIS 150

Principles of Biology I

4

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CHM 141

General Chemistry II

5

 

 

General education

7

 

 

 

16

Semester Three

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CHM 234

Organic Chemistry I2

5

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PHY 101

General Physics (Mechanics, Heat & Sound)

5

 

 

General education

6

 

 

 

16

Semester Four

#

PHY 102

General Physics (Elect., Magnetism, Optics & Modern Physics)

5

 

 

General education and/or electives

11

 

 

 

16

Suggested additional electives:

#

BIS 151

Principles of Biology II1 or

 

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BIS 205

Field Ecology1

4

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CHM 235

Organic Chemistry II2

5

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer college.)

General education requirements: AS degree

40-41

Biological Sciences courses or other electives for AS degree

23-24

See BIS course descriptions and IAI codes.

NOTE: MAT 111◊ is strongly recommended and cannot be used to fulfill the general education requirement. MAT 110◊ and MAT 114◊ can be taken in place of MAT 111◊.

1Course selection should be coordinated with major area of interest.

2Recommend completion of CHM 234◊ and CHM 235◊ sequence at Triton.

Chairperson: Elizabeth Brindise, Ext. 3312