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BC3 Academic Catalog: 2014-2015 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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.

NOTE: Courses listed in the first/third semester will be scheduled for the fall; second/fourth semester courses will be scheduled for the spring. The student is encouraged to use the curriculum planner to keep track of courses taken and those still needed. In some cases, one or more courses may be taken in a different order than indicated on the planner. However, individual course prerequisites must be observed.

Prerequisites/Corequisites – Some courses require another course be taken beforehand or at the same time. To check if a course has a prerequisite or corequisite, see the course description.


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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