Biology Department

Biological Sciences Associate Degree Program

Units required for Major: 32


Biological Sciences covers all aspects of the scientific study of life and emphasizes both the unity and diversity of living things. The structure, function, and behavior of organisms are studied at the molecular, cellular, organismal and environmental levels. The biology program serves three areas of: a broad background of studies for the biology major preparing for transfer to a fouryear institution; support courses in human anatomy, human physiology, and general microbiology, which may be used to satisfy rerequisites for nursing programs and other allied-health fields; and courses in natural sciences to fulfill general education requirements. The Associate in Science Degree requires the completion of 32.0 units.

Courses required for the major:

8 units from the following:
BIOSCI 106 Organismal & Environmental Biology 4.0
BIOSCI 107 or BIOSCI 107H Molecular and Cellular Biology 4.0
As well as 8 units from the following:
BIOSCI 201 Introduction to Human Anatomy 4.0
BIOSCI 202 Introduction to Human Physiology 4.0
BIOSCI 204 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0
BIOSCI 205 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4.0
BIOSCI 221 Introduction to Microbiology 5.0
BIOSCI 230 Introduction to Biotechnology 4.0
BIOSCI 240 Molecular Genetics 4.0
BIOSCI 215 General Zoology 4.0
BIOSCI 216 General Botany 4.0
And 16 units from the following:
CHEM 201 General Chemistry I 6.0
CHEM 202 General Chemistry II 5.0
CHEM 255 Organic Chemistry I 5.0
CHEM 256 Organic Chemistry II 5.0
MATH 211 Calculus I 5.0
MATH 212 Calculus II 5.0
PHYSIC 110 General Physics I 4.0
PHYSIC 111 General Physics II 4.0
PHYSIC 220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers: Mechanics of Solids and Fluids 4.0
PHYSIC 221 Physics for Scientists and Engineers: Electricity and Magnetism 4.0
Reccomended Electives
BIOSCI 130 Contemporary Issues in Environmental Biology 3.0
BIOSCI 132 Concepts in Evolution 3.0
BIOSCI 140 Principles in Human Genetics 3.0
BIOSCI 180 Biology of Cancer 3.0

Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Biology Major requirements will be able to interpret,
analyze, and evaluate Biological knowledge using the scientific method.