Associate of Science with a Concentration in Biology

Associate of Science with a Concentration in Biology

GEN-1070First Year Success Seminar1
Select one of the following:3-7
Elementary Probability and Statistics I 1
Precalculus 1
College Algebra
and Trigonometry 1
Select one of the following:4
Principles of Biology I
Honors Principles of Biology I
Select one of the following:5
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I 2
Honors General Chemistry I
BIO-1510Principles of Biology II4
Select one of the following:3
College Composition I
Honors College Composition I
Select one of the following:5
Calculus I
Honors Calculus I
Select one of the following:
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
Honors General Chemistry II
CHEM-2300Organic Chemistry I5
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Honors Speech Communication
Select one of the following:3
College Composition II
Honors College Composition II
Select one of the following:3
General Psychology
Honors General Psychology
Select one of the following Arts and Humanities/Civic Responsibility courses:
The Individual in Society
Honors Individual in Society
The Individual in Cosmos
Critical Thinking
Select two of the following:7-8
DEGR-XXXXBiology Elective (see below list)
Organic Chemistry II 3
College Physics I 4
General Physics I 4
Elective (See below list)
Select one of the following:3
Introductory Sociology
Honors Introductory Sociology
DEGR-XXXXArts and Humanities Requirement 53

Students who place into MATH-1610 Calculus I should take MATH-1410 Elementary Probability and Statistics I or MATH-1620 Calculus II to meet this requirement. Students who place lower than MATH-1610 Calculus I should take either MATH-1580 Precalculus or MATH-1530 College Algebra and MATH-1540 Trigonometry, based on Math Placement Score, as a prerequisite to MATH-1610 Calculus I.


Students who do not achieve sufficient score on Chemistry Placement Test will need to take CHEM-1010 as a prerequisite to CHEM-1300.  CHEM-1010 can be applied towards elective requirements if students need to take it as a prerequisite to CHEM-1300.


Students pursuing a Biology degree as Pre-medicine, Pre-dentistry,Pre-veterinary medicine, or a Clinical Laboratory track are required to take CHEM-2310 Organic Chemistry II


The Physics requirement for four-year Biology programs varies from institution to institution. Check with your planned transfer institution and program to determine whether or not to select a Physics course towards elective requirements.


Must be taken from a different discipline than course chosen to fulfill Arts and Humanities/Civic Responsibility Requirement.

Recommended Electives

Students can select from a combination of courses to fulfill the 10 elective credits.  For example, these could be made up of two 5 credit courses, one 5 credit course and two 3 credit courses, two 3 credit courses and a 4 credit course, two 4 credit courses and a 3 credit course, etc.  The below courses are recommended to fulfill elective credits.  You should select elective courses based on your planned program of study at the four-year institution.

Biology Electives
BIO-2060Principles of Genetics3
BIO-2150Environmental Science3
Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, or Medical Laboratory Track
CHEM-2310Organic Chemistry II5
Education/Integrated Science (Seeking 7-12 Teaching Licensure)
BIO-2150Environmental Science3
Physical Geology
and Lab in Physical Geology
or ESCI-141H Honors Physical Geology
EDUC-1011Introduction to Education3
EDUC-1411Individuals with Exceptionalities3
PSY-2110Educational Psychology *3