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.

Last Update Effective: 8/21/16

Semester One

Credit Hours

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BIS 150

Principles of Biology I

4

#

CHM 140

General Chemistry I

5

#

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I1

3

 

 

General education2

3

 

 

 

15

Semester Two

#

BIS 151

Principles of Biology II

4

#

CHM 141

General Chemistry II

5

#

RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II1

3

 

 

General education2

3

 

 

 

15

Semester Three

#

MAT 131

Calculus & Analytic Geometry

5

#

PHY 101

General Physics (Mechanics, Heat & Sound)

5

#

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

 

 

General education2

3

 

 

 

16

Semester Four

#

MAT 170

Elementary Statistics

4

#

PHY 102

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

5

 

 

General education2

3

 

 

Program Electives

3-5

 

 

 

15-17

Suggested additional electives:

 

BIS 101

Human Biology

4

 

BIS 102

Human Heredity and Society

4

 

BIS 105

Environmental Biology

4

#

BIS 222

Principles of Microbiology

4

#

BIS 240

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

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

General education requirements: AS degree

37-41

Biological Sciences courses or other electives for AS degree

19-23

See BIS course descriptions

1Grade of 'C' or better is an IAI requirement.

2See U230A, Associate in Science degree requirements for a list of applicable general education courses. The Social and Behavioral Science courses must be selected from two different disciplines. For Humanities and Fine Arts requirements, one course must be selected from Fine Arts and one course must be selected from Humanities. One course from Social and Behavioral Science or Humanities and Fine Arts needs to meet the human diversity requirement. The courses meeting this requirement have an (*) in the general education lists.

Note: This is a generic outline of courses for this program of study. Requirements may vary based on specialty and/or chosen transfer school. Meet with a curriculum counselor for specific transfer recommendations.

Chairperson: Gabriel Guzman, Ext. 3312