Biology AS Degree
The Biology Program provides students with the opportunity to earn an associate degree in the student’s area of specialization and prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution. Students completing the baccalaureate program or graduate school may be hired in the major or in a related field such as biochemistry, bioengineering, botany, clinical lab technology, environmental biology, forestry, oceanography, range management, wildlife/fisheries biology, or zoology.
Program student learning outcomes
- Students will be able to label and identify prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell parts and describe their function.
- Students should be able to describe the processes of nutrient catabolism in human body cells.
- Students should be able to differentiate between human tissue types and their respective functions.
- Students should be able to describe the transcription and translation of a human gene
Students must fulfill the following requirements to qualify for an associate degree:
- Complete the Associate Degree requirements
- Complete major course requirements as specified in the catalog with a C or better
- Complete electives to reach a total of 60 degree applicable units
- Maintain a grade point average of 2.00 overall
- Complete the English and math competency requirements with a C or better
|Required Core Courses
|Plus at least 8 units from the courses listed below:
|* CHEM 001A
|General Chemistry I
|* CHEM 001B
|General Chemistry II
|* CHEM 002A
|Introduction to Calculus
|* MATH 001B
|Calculus With Applications
*This course is offerred infrequently.