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Biological Sciences and Biology

An Associate of Science Degree with a concentration in Biology and Biological Sciences allows you to focus on a specific area of science which closely corresponds with bachelor's degrees. The degree prepares you for paraprofessional work and enables you to develop skills at an entry level. It will also allow you to pursue challenging careers in such areas as the food industry, public utilities, chemical sales, field biology, or data analysis.


Area F Requirements

Required Courses:  16 hours

BIOL 1107  (3-2-4) †
BIOL 1108  (3-2-4) †
CHEM 1211K  (3-3-4) †
CHEM 1212K  (3-3-4) †

Choose from the following courses:  0 - 9 hours

CHEM 2401K  (3-3-4)
CHEM 2402K  (3-3-4)
Any BIOL Course(s)
Any PHYS Course(s)
Any MATH Course(s)
Any CSCI Course(s)
**Any foreign language course(s)

Area A or D excess:  1 - 2 hours

Hours Applied to Area F............................................ 18 HOURS*


Biology Advising Notes

Note:  MATH 1001, MATH 1111, BIOL 1050, BIOL 1111,  BIOL 1112, and BIOL 1011 may not be used in Area F.

If MATH 2101 is taken in lieu of MATH 1501 for Area D, at least three elective courses must be taken in Area F for a total of 9 credit hours or more. Many institutions require MATH 1501; consult with the intended transfer institution.

Unless taken in Area D.

* Students may use one (1) excess Area F credit hour to satisfy Area B requirements.

**Students with credit for SPAN 1001 and/or SPAN 1002 cannot receive credit for SPAN 1060.

Students with credit for SPAN 1060 cannot receive credit for SPAN 1001 and/or SPAN 1002.

Courses may not be used to satisfy requirements in more than one Area.


Advisement Worksheet

For students beginning August 1, 2012 or later....


For students who entered before August 1, 2012....


Please download and print out the appropriate advisement worksheet (pdf) above before your initial meeting with your advisor. Fill it out with current information and take it to your advisement meeting. Hold on to this worksheet for future planning.


Minor in Biology

A student may earn a minor in biology by fulfilling, in addition to the general college requirements, the requirements below:

Required:  Choose two of the following

  • BIOL 1107/1107L  Principles of Biology I - 4 credit hours
  • BIOL 1108/1108L  Principles of Biology II - 4 credit hours
  • CHEM  1211K - Principles of Chemistry I - 4 credit hours
  • CHEM 1212K - Principles of Chemistry II - 4 credit hours


Course Rotation Schedule

Following are our planned offerings of required Biological Sciences and Biology Area F classes.

This two year schedule shows a list of planned courses and as such is subject to change. At its sole discretion, the college may revise this schedule and any information contained herein, without advance notice. No contract, either expressly or implied, is created by this schedule.

  Fall Spring Summer
BIOL 1107K offered offered x
BIOL 1108K offered offered x
CHEM 2401K offered x x
CHEM 2402K x offered


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