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BIOLOGY—ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE

 

The Biology program offers courses that are intended to create interest and enrichment through the study of living organisms and the basic biological principles. The major courses provide a strong background in the biological sciences for students transferring to four-year institutions who are interested in careers such as agriculture, health, research, and teaching. Prerequisite courses for nursing and other allied health programs are also offered.

 

A minimum of 60.0 semester units with a grade of “C” or better must be maintained in all degree-applicable units. Only courses numbered 1-199 may apply toward the Associate Degree. Courses listed below may have prerequisites that must be completed prior to enrolling. Consult a schedule of classes, college catalog, or a counselor for further information.

 

 

REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES

Course No.

Course Title

Units

 

Required Major Course

BIO-1

Fundamental Biological Concepts

5.0

 

Required Major Course

BIO-2

General Zoology

5.0

 

Required Major Course

BIO-3

General Botany

5.0

 

Required Major Course

CHM-1B

General Chemistry

5.0

 

Required Major Course

 

PHY-2A/2B or

PHY-4A/4B/4C

College Physics

General Physics

8.0

12.0

 

 

 

SUBTOTAL UNITS (≥28.0)

 

 

RECOMMENDED MAJOR ELECTIVES (Select from list; none required)

Course No.

Course Title

Units

 

Recommended Major Elective

BIO-7

General Microbiology

5.0

 

Recommended Major Elective

BIO-45

Special Projects

1.0-3.0

 

Recommended Major Elective

CHM-12A

Organic Chemistry I

5.0

 

Recommended Major Elective

CHM-12B

Organic Chemistry II

5.0

 

Recommended Major Elective

MAT-2

Calculus for Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences

4.0

 

Recommended Major Elective

MAT-3A

Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

4.0

 

Recommended Major Elective

MAT-3B

Analytic Geometry and Calculus II

4.0

 

Recommended Major Elective

MAT-3C

Analytic Geometry and Calculus III

4.0

 

 

 

SUBTOTAL UNITS (Count with Electives)

 

 

ELECTIVES (Courses Numbered 1–199)

Course No.

Course Title

Units

 

Elective

 

 

 

 

Elective

 

 

 

 

Elective

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBTOTAL UNITS (≥6.0)

 

 

REQUIRED GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

Course No.

Course Title

Units

 

Natural Sciences

CHM-1A

General Chemistry

5.0

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences (Select a minimum of 3 units from catalog GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS)

 

 

 

 

Humanities (Select a minimum of 3 units from catalog GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS)

 

 

 

 

Ethnic Groups in the United States (Select a minimum of 3 units from catalog GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS)

 

 

 

 

Language and Rationality (9 Units)

 

 

 

 

A.    Written Composition

ENG-1A

College Composition and Reading

3.0

 

B.    Communication and Analytical Thinking

MAT-13

Elementary Statistics

5.0

 

        Communication and Analytical Thinking

MAT-25

Pre-Calculus

4.0

 

 

 

SUBTOTAL UNITS (≥ 26.0)

 

 

 

 

TOTAL UNITS (≥ 60.0)

 

 

These courses are also Required Major Courses

SUMMARY OF UNITS REQUIRED FOR ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE

REQUIRED MAJOR UNITS

28.0

ELECTIVE UNITS

6.0

REQUIRED GENERAL EDUCATION UNITS

26.0

DEGREE TOTAL UNITS

60.0

 

TRANSFER STUDENTS

 

Completing the AS degree does not meet all the requirements for transfer. Students planning to transfer to a university should follow the requirements of the four-year university. Information on course equivalencies and major preparation requirements for the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems are available online at . Please consult with a Hartnell College counselor to review transfer requirements.

 

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