Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Associate in Science, Biological Sciences
Major: 8602
First Term: 2019 Fall
Award Type: AS

CIP Code: 26.0101
Program Availability: CG, EM, GC, GW, MC, PC, PV, RS, SC, SM
Total Credits: 60-74
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Upon completion of a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career as:
19-4021.00 Biological Technicians

Upon completion of a graduate degree, students may pursue a career as:
19-1029.00 Bioinformatic Scientists, Molecular and Cellular Biologists, Geneticists
19-1020.00 Biologists
29-1069.00 Physicians
29-1051.00 Pharmacists
29-1021.00 Dentists
29-1041.00 Optometrists
29-1131.00 Veterinarians
29-1081.00 Podiatrists
29-1071.00 Physician Assistants


Description: The Associate in Science (AS), Biological Sciences provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to specialize in biological sciences and/or are preparing for application to professional graduate programs in various medical fields. With a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career as a biological research lab or field technician. With a graduate degree, students may pursue a number of careers, including but not limited to, bioinformatic scientists, molecular and cellular biologists, ecologists, wildlife conservationists and environmental scientists, marine biologists, secondary school (grades 7-12) teachers and university professors, pharmaceutical developer, food safety investigator, geneticists, physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, dentists, and optometrists and veterinarians.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the relationship between structure and function at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels. (BIO181, BIO182, BIO201, BIO202, BIO205, BIO220, CHM150, CHM150AA, CHM151, CHM151AA, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL)
2. Apply fundamental theories of physical and life sciences to explain the diversity of living things and modes of energy exchange. (BIO181, BIO182, BIO201, BIO202, BIO205, BIO220, CHM150, CHM150AA, CHM151, CHM151AA, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, PHY111, PHY112)
3. Apply the scientific method to investigate fundamental and novel questions regarding natural phenomena. (BIO181, BIO182, BIO201, BIO202, BIO205, BIO220, CHM150, CHM150AA, CHM151, CHM151AA, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, MAT206, MAT220, MAT221, PHY111, PHY112, PSY230)
4. Utilize technology to conduct experiments and collect, analyze and communicate data. (BIO181, BIO182, BIO201, BIO202, BIO205, BIO220, CHM150AA, CHM151AA, CHM151LL, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM230LL, CHM235LL, CHM236LL, MAT206, MAT220, MAT221, PHY111, PHY112, PSY230, [FYC], [HU], [L], [MAT], [SB], [C], [G/H], (COM), (CRE))
5. Adhere to standard safety protocols when performing experiments and collecting data. (BIO181, BIO182, BIO201, BIO202, BIO205, BIO220, CHM150AA, CHM151AA, CHM151LL, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM230LL, CHM235LL, CHM236LL, PHY111, PHY112)
6. Critically evaluate the internal and external validity of scientific studies to inform decisions. (BIO181, BIO182, BIO201, BIO202, BIO205, BIO220, CHM150, CHM150AA, CHM151, CHM151AA, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, MAT206, MAT220, MAT221, PHY111, PHY112, PSY230, [L], [C], [G/H])
7. Effectively communicate orally, visually and in writing in an articulate, respectful and culturally responsive manner. (BIO181, BIO182, BIO201, BIO202, BIO205, BIO220, CHM150, CHM150AA, CHM151, CHM151AA, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, MAT206, PHY111, PHY112, PSY230, [FYC], [HU], [L], [MAT], [SB], [C], [G/H], (COM), (CRE))
8. Collaborate with diverse individuals to solve problems. (BIO181, BIO182, BIO201, BIO202, BIO205, BIO220, CHM150, CHM150AA, CHM151, CHM151AA, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, PHY111, PHY112, [FYC], [HU], [L], [MAT], [SB], [C], [G/H], (COM), (CRE))
9. Demonstrate dependability, adaptability and persistence to set and achieve goals. (BIO181, BIO182, BIO201, BIO202, BIO205, BIO220, CHM150, CHM150AA, CHM151, CHM151AA, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, MAT206, MAT220, MAT221, PHY111, PHY112, PSY230, [FYC], [HU], [L], [MAT], [SB], [C], [G/H], (COM), (CRE))
10. Integrate social and ethical responsibility in decision making and actions. (BIO181, BIO182, BIO201, BIO202, BIO205, BIO220, CHM150, CHM150AA, CHM151, CHM151AA, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, MAT206, PHY111, PHY112, PSY230, [FYC], [HU], [L], [MAT], [SB], [C], [G/H], (COM), (CRE))
Required Courses
+ BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I 4
+ BIO182 General Biology (Majors) II 4

+ BIO205 Microbiology (4) OR
+ BIO220 Biology of Microorganisms (4) 4

+ CHM151 General Chemistry I (3) AND
+ CHM151LL General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
OR
+ CHM150 General Chemistry I (4) AND
+ CHM151LL General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
OR
+ CHM150AA General Chemistry (5) OR
+ CHM151AA General Chemistry (4) 4-5

+ CHM152 General Chemistry II (3) AND
+ CHM152LL General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
OR
+ CHM152AA General Chemistry II (4) 4

+ PHY111 General Physics I 4
Credits: 24-25

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 11, 2018

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