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
Course # Title Units
Required Core Courses
BIO 032 Human Anatomy 4
BIO 035 Human Physiology 4
BIO 038 Microbiology 4
Plus at least 8 units from the courses listed below:
CHEM 001A General Chemistry I 5
CHEM 001B General Chemistry II 5
CHEM 002A Introductory Chemistry 4
MATH 001A Introduction to Calculus 5
MATH 001B Calculus With Applications 5
Total 20