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2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science, Biology Track, AA&S-881-02


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Purpose: The Science program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree in a pre-professional or scientific program. It is appropriate for students who plan to major in one of the biological or physical sciences, pharmacy, agriculture, forestry, science education, pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-veterinary, nursing, or one of the many allied health professions. 

Admission Requirements: All students will be required to demonstrate college readiness through transcript review or informed self-placement. Based on this review students may request or be required to enroll in prerequisite or corequisite math and/or English courses. 

Science Curriculum Degree Requirements:


Student Development (1cr)


History (3cr)


Social Sciences (6cr)


  • One course from ECO1, PLS, PSY2, or SOC3 and
  • One course from ECO1, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY2, SOC3

Capstone (1cr)


  • Science Capstone Presentation4

Minimum Core Requirements: 23


Biology Track Requirements


Science Elective (4-5cr)


  • Any 200 level course from BIO or CHM3

Mathematics (7-8cr)


Transfer Elective(s) (8-10cr)


Minimum Track Credits: 37


Total Minimum Degree Credits: 60


Students graduating from this program must demonstrate proficiency in specific computer competencies by passing ITE 115  (transfer elective) or an equivalent competency test. Students are encouraged not to wait until the final semester to complete this requirement. 

1ECO 120 and ECO 201-202 contain similar course content. Students should take either ECO 120 or ECO 201-202 unless they plan to take all three courses. Students may not receive credit for ECO 120 if they have already completed both ECO 201 and 202. 

2PSY 200 and PSY 201-202 contain similar course content. Students who take PSY 200 cannot receive credit for either PSY 201 or PSY 202. Students who take either PSY 201 or PSY 202 cannot receive credit for PSY 200. Also, students cannot receive credit for both PSY 235 and PSY 230. 

3SOC 200 and SOC 201-202 contain similar course content. Students who take SOC 200 cannot receive credit for either SOC 201 or SOC 202. Students who take either SOC 201 or SOC 202 cannot receive credit for SOC 200. 

4Independent study and presentation is to be completed in collaboration with a 200-level science/math course or the specific course determined by each science track, if listed. 

Suggested Scheduling:


First Year


Second Year


Third Semester


Total Credits: 12-13

Fourth Semester


  • Science Elective
  • BIO 299  
  • Social Science Elective
  • MTH 167 : Precalculus with Trigonometry or MTH 161 and MTH 162 (Dual Enrollment or students who do not place in MTH 167 directly)/Transfer Elective
  • Humanities Elective
Total Credits: 15

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