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Biological Sciences, Associate in Science

Curriculum SCI.BIS.AS (U230A26)

Biological Science majors may find careers available in biological research, teaching, state and federal government departments, such as environmental protection agencies, park services, departments of natural resources or in private industries, such as forest products, agriculture and food products.

Students planning to major in Biological Sciences must be ready to take RHT 101◊, MAT 111◊ and have had at least one unit of high school Biology and one unit of high school Chemistry. Students meeting these qualifications may then take the following sequence of Science and Mathematics courses along with the appropriate general education courses.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the successful completion of the Associate in Science Degree (Biological Sciences) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

  • solve problems based on scientific inquiry via the scientific method;
  • present biological concepts with correct biological terms;
  • explain biological processes at the molecular, cellular and organismal level;
  • illustrate the relationship between structure and function in evolutionary biology;
  • discuss the ecological relationships between organisms and their environments; and
  • evaluate primary scientific literature to recognize quality research.

Semester One

BIS 150 #Principles of Biology I

4 credits

CHM 140 #General Chemistry I

5 credits

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

General education

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Two

BIS 151 #Principles of Biology II

4 credits

CHM 141 #General Chemistry II

5 credits

RHT 102 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3 credits

General education

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

RHT 101◊, RHT 102◊: Grade of 'C' or higher is an IAI requirement.

Semester Three

MAT 131 #Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5 credits

PHY 101 #General Physics (Mechanics, Heat & Sound)

5 credits

SPE 101 #Principles of Effective Speaking

3 credits

General education

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Four

MAT 170 #Elementary Statistics

4 credits

PHY 102 #General Physics (Electricity, Magnetism, Optics & Modern Physics)

5 credits

General education

3 credits

Program Electives

3-5 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-17

General Education: See U230A, Associate in Science degree requirements for a list of applicable general education courses. The Social and Behavioral Science courses must be selected from two different disciplines. For Humanities and Fine Arts requirements, one course must be selected from Fine Arts and one course must be selected from Humanities. One course from Social and Behavioral Science or Humanities and Fine Arts needs to meet the human diversity requirement. The courses meeting this requirement have an (*) in the general education lists.

Suggested additional electives:

BIS 101Human Biology

4 credits

BIS 102Human Heredity and Society

4 credits

BIS 105Environmental Biology

4 credits

BIS 222 #Principles of Microbiology

4 credits

BIS 240 #Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4 credits

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer college.)

General education requirements:

AS degree

Total Credit Hours:37-41

Biological Sciences courses or other electives for AS degree

Total Credit Hours:19-23

See BIS course descriptions

Note: This is a generic outline of courses for this program of study. Requirements may vary based on specialty and/or chosen transfer school. Meet with a curriculum counselor for specific transfer recommendations.

Chairperson: Gabriel Guzman, Ext. 3312; email: gabrielguzman@triton.edu