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Biology - Associate in General Studies


Curriculum pathway leading to an Associate in General Studies for students transferring into the following 4-year program.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

Contact

Dr. Edward Kremer - Dean of Mathematics, Science and Business Technology Division  

Ernie May - Program Coordinator

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. See exemptions

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement:
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
Basic Skill Requirements:
ENGL0101 Composition I
3
ENGL0102 Composition II*
3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or
SPCH0201 Interpersonal Communication
3
MATH0105 College Algebra or Above**
3-5
Total
12-14
Humanities Requirements:
  Humanities Core Elective
3
Humanities Core Elective
3
Total
6
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements
  Social Science Core Elective
3
Total
3
Natural and Physical Science Requirements
BIOL0135 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology
4
CHEM0111 College Chemistry I and Lab*
5
Total
9
Total General Education Requirements
31-34
Biology Electives
BIOL0131 Environmental Science
3
BIOL0145 Nutrition
3
BIOL0225 Diversity of Organisms*
5
BIOL0251 Ecology
3
BIOL0221 Plant Biology* and
3
BIOL0222 Plant Biology Laboratory* or
2
BIOL0261 Microbiology*
3
BIOL0262 Microbiology Lab*
2
BIOL0240 Introduction to Genetics*
4
CHEM0112 College Chemistry II and Lab*
5
CHEM0211 Organic Chemistry I*
3
CHEM0213 Organic Chemistry I Lab* (recommended)
2
NASC0231 General Physics I*
5
BIOL0231 Animal Biology* and
3
BIOL0232 Animal Biology Laboratory*
2
Total
29
Total for an Associate in General Studies in Liberal Arts & Sciences in Biology:
60-63

*See course description for prerequisite.
**Mathematics sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an adviser to determine correct placement

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