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Biology - Associate in General Studies

Program Code - CIP Code: BIOL.AGS/24.0101
Credits Required: 63
Academic Division: Arts, Communications and Humanities

The Biology Department provides coursework that allows students substantial flexibility in biologically based career options while instilling an appreciation for the complexity and diversity of life. Our biology laboratory courses prepare students with the hands on skills necessary to pursue professional positions in the medical field, industry, and research. In biology lecture courses, students learn the mechanisms, theory, history, and philosophy of each biological science. The most fundamental goals of teaching and learning in biology are to develop an appreciation for the study of life, to enhance scientific literacy, and to foster a desire for continued acquisition of knowledge.

Requirements for admission to the program:                                 

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151 OR SPCH 0201 Interpersonal OR Communication Public Speaking 3
MATH 0105 College Algebra** or higher 3
Humanities Electives (2 disciplines) 6
Social Science Electives ( 2 disciplines) 6
BIOL 0135 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology 4
Total General Education Hours 28
* See course syllabus for prerequisite. ** Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Biology Requirements*

Course Credit Hours
BIOL 0225 Diversity of Organisms 5
BIOL 0240 Introduction to Genetics 4
BIOL 0261 Microbiology 3
BIOL 0262 Microbiology Lab 2
CHEM 0111 College Chemistry I and Lab* 5
CHEM 0112 College Chemistry II and Lab 5
CHEM 0211 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 0213 Organic Chemistry I Lab (recommended) 2
NASC 0231 General Physics I & Lab 5
Total Hours for Biology Requirement 34
*See course syllabi for Biology course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total Hours for an Associate in General Studies in Biology Degree

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