This program is designed for students interested in the various fields of biological sciences such as cell biology, environmental science, fish and wildlife management, forestry, genetics, and microbiology. Students majoring in biological sciences may also be interested in the following program areas: biochemistry, chemistry, pre-chiropractic, pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-medical technology, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, and pre-veterinary medicine. The program listed below should be used as a guide since required courses vary considerably among the four-year institutions. Students planning a degree in biological sciences or one of the above fields should contact the biology department and work with a counselor or adviser to identify transfer options. A visit to the intended transfer institution by the spring of the first year is highly recommended.
 
Course Outline
 
Required Courses
(6 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
BIOL 200 General Biology I
BIOL 201 General Biology II
CHEM 151 Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM 152 Principles of Chemistry II
CHEM 261 Introduction to Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 262 Introduction to Organic Chemistry II
Total Credits: 30  
 
Elective Courses
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Choose the math course appropriate for your transfer institution:
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
MATH 112 College Algebra
MATH 116 Trigonometry
MATH 120 Introduction to Calculus of One and Several Variables
MATH 121 Calculus I: Calculus and Analytic Geometry
MATH 122 Calculus II: Calculus and Analytic Geometry
MATH 201 Elementary Statistics
Total Credits: 3  
 
Goal Area 1: Communications
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 6  
 
Goal Area 5: History and the Social/Behavioral Sciences
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 3  
 
Goal Area 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 3  
 
Elective Courses
(select 19 credits from the courses below)
Listed below are recommended electives that will accent your chosen degree specialty, depending on the transfer institution. However, you may choose any courses to fulfill these electives.

Physics is required at most transfer institutions and is strongly recommended as an elective for your sophomore year. Choose the first two or last two physics courses based on the requirements of your transfer institution.

Course
Number
Course Title Credits
BIOL 131 Conservation of Natural Resources
BIOL 141 Environmental Science
BIOL 205 Applied Microbiology
BIOL 210 Human Anatomy
BIOL 211 Human Physiology
BIOL 215 Microbiology
BIOL 220 Field Biology
BIOL 247 International Study 1-3*
PHYS 101 College Physics
PHYS 102 College Physics II
PHYS 121 General Physics
PHYS 122 General Physics II
Total Credits: 19  
 
Total AS Degree Credits: 64  

*Credits for this course are variable. See your Advisor about this course.