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Associate in Science: Biology

The Biological Sciences Major is designed for students who plan to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. The program includes courses that explore life at the molecular, cellular, organismal and ecological levels, providing a foundation for further study in the life sciences and related fields of study (e.g. medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, agriculture, botany, microbiology, zoology, entomology, ecology).

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon the successful completion of this degree, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate skill in scientific thinking, communication, problem solving and experimental methodology

  2. Discuss current scientific hypotheses of the evolutionary origins of organismal diversity.

  3. Apply evolutionary theory and structure-function relationships, relative to interactions between biological entities and their environments, as unifying ideas across all levels of biological organization.

Major requirements for the Associate in Science Degree  
[S065/04755/0401.00/26.0101] Units
BIOL 61 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology 5
BIOL 62 Biology of Organisms 5
BIOL 63 Evolutionary Ecology 4
CHEM 24A General Chemistry I 5
CHEM 24B General Chemistry II 5
MATH 65A Calculus I 4
Plus 1 course from the following:
BIOL 23 General Microbiology 3
CHEM 75A Organic Chemistry I 5
MATH 65B Calculus II 4
PHYS 20A Algebra/Trigonometry College Physics I 4
PHYS 30A Physics for the Medical and Life Sciences I 4
PHYS 45 Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4
Total units for the major 31-33

Rev. 1/14/16

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