Biology - Associate in Arts
The purpose of the associate degree in Biology is to provide a lower division science foundation for those interested in pursuing biology as a major field of study. This major prepares students to transfer to any California State University or University of California campus. Students considering careers in research, teaching, medical fields, biotechnology, or other related fields require a foundation in biological sciences. The Biology major is an ideal academic preparation for entry into these professions. Students must complete each major course, major elective course, and general education course with a grade of ‘C’ or better to be awarded the degree.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Employ the scientific method in the design, implementation, data collection, and analysis of experiments or observational studies.
- Practice current or industry-standard laboratory techniques and lab safety procedures.
- Explain scientific concepts and processes from levels ranging from biochemical to ecological.
|BIOL 004A||General Principles and Cell Biology||5|
|BIOL 004B||Organismal Biology and Biodiversity||5|
|CHEM 001A||General Chemistry||5|
|CHEM 001B||General Chemistry||5|
|Select 8 units from the following:||8|
|Plants and Human Welfare|
|Field Biology - Coastal California|
|Field Biology - Death Valley National Park|
|Field Biology - Forest and River Ecology|
|Field Biology - Volcanic Northern California|
Recommended Chemistry/Math Preparation
|Calculus I With Analytic Geometry|
or MATH 066
|Calculus I Late Transcendentals for STEM|
|Calculus II With Analytic Geometry|
or MATH 067
|Calculus II Late Transcendentals for STEM|
|General Education Requirements 1||39|
Some GE courses may be double-counted within the major and reduce the total number of units.