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)
Students will complete 40 credits of required general education 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 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 15 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
BIOL 131 Conservation of Natural Resources
BIOL 141 Environmental Science
BIOL 151 People, Sustainability, and the Environment
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: 15  
 
Total AS Degree Credits: 60  

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