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  Dec 15, 2017
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2017-2018

Biological Science, A.S.

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Biological Science (206)
Associate in Science Degree

This Associate in Science program provides the foundation for a concentration in the biological, medical, and agricultural sciences. This program is primarily  intended for the student transferring to a four-year institution to complete work for a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, Forestry,  Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Technology, Microbiology, Medical-related careers (Chiropractic, Dentistry, Mortuary Science, and Pre-med),  Nursing,  Paramedical, Animal Science and Agriculture, Horticulture and Botany, Entomology, Physical Therapy, and other related fields. See Specialization in Nanofabrication Technology  for a fifth semester. This is a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) program.

Program Competencies:

The student/graduate will be able to:

  • Define and explain the essential principles and concepts of the life sciences.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the techniques and instrumentation appropriate to the discipline.
  • Define a problem, propose reasonable solutions through library and web-based research, investigate the problem using experimental procedures, collect and analyze the data, and present the findings.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication in general and as applied specifically to the discipline of biology.
  • Students will be accepted into a four-year institution in a biological sciences program.

Minimum - 61 credits

First Semester (17)

Second Semester (17)

Third Semester (12)

Fourth Semester (15)


1 Minimum Mathematics requirements are College Algebra (MATH 101) and Trigonometry and Functions (MATH 102).  Calculus I & II (MATH 221 and MATH 222) are highly recommended.

Biology electives are restricted to Botony, Ecology, Genetics, and Microbiology.

  Students should consult program requirements at the intended transfer institution.

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