• Biology (031.3)
    Associate of Science

    Allegheny, Boyce, North, South

    This is a program that prepares students with a broad college background and skills in biology for transfer to a four-year institution.
    Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

    1. Describe the fundamental principles in the biological sciences.
    2. Apply the principles of the scientific method.
    3. Communicate effectively using scientific terminology.
    4. Recognize contributions of science and scientists to humanity's present and future welfare.
    5. Critically analyze the implications and consequences of the field of biology

    Graduates may earn a bachelor’s degree in biology or a related field.

    See also programs in Chemistry, Mathematics and Sciences and Physics.


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    Degree Requirements

    First Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    BIO-151General Biology 14
    CHM-151General Chemistry 1 4
    ENG-101English Composition 13
    MAT-111College Algebra3
    -Computer Information Technology Elective3–4
    Total Credits: 17–18
    For MAT-111, see note below.

    Second Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    BIO-152General Biology 24
    CHM-152General Chemistry 24
    ENG-102English Composition 23
    Total Credits: 15
    For MAT-142 see note beow .

    Third Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    CHM-201Organic Chemistry I4
    SPH-101Oral Communication3
    -Humanities Elective3
    -Social Science Elective3
     Restricted Elective (TAOC)3–4
    Total Credits: 16–17
    See Restricted Electives note below.

    Fourth Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    CHM-202Organic Chemistry 24
    -Humanities Elective3
    -Social Science Elective3
     Restricted Elective (TAOC)
    See list of TAOC Restricted Electives above.s
    Total Credits: 16–18

    MAT-111 and MAT-142 are required as part of TAOC (Transfer and Articulation Oversight Committee). If you are not intending to transfer to an institution that is participating in the state-wide articulation agreement, students may substitute MAT-108, Intermediate Algebra or any higher level mathematics course.

    Restricted Electives (3-4 credits)
    For students transferring to a TAOC participating institution, students are required to choose three (3) restricted Biology electives from among the following: BIO-121, BIO-201, BIO-207 and BIO-230

    For students who are not intending to transfer to a TAOC participating-institution, students are required to meet with a transfer counselor to select three (3) restricted Biology electives based upon the four-year institution where the bachelor's degree will be earned.

    Minimum Credits to Graduate: 64–68