Biology A.S. (BIOS)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

TThe Biology program is intended for students who plan to transfer in the following areas of study: Allied Health, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomechanical Engineering, Chiropractic, Dentistry, Ecology, Environmental Biology, Genetics, Marine Biology, Medical Technology, Medicine, Molecular Biology, Optometry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, or related areas.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

• understand concepts, laws, and principles of natural science and apply them to the solution of problems.
• demonstrate good experimental techniques, including making observations and measurements, constructing a hypothesis and designing an experiment to test it, and analyzing and interpreting experimental results.
• demonstrate effective communication skills, including the writing of laboratory reports based on experiments.
• demonstrate effective teamwork and work ethics through group laboratory projects.
• demonstrate competency in use of the international system of units.
• demonstrate effective library research skills.
• evaluate issues that impact biology, such as evaluating the developmental policies, legal or health policies.

Students should consult the catalog of the four-year college or university to which he or she plans to transfer to ensure that degree requirements are being properly met. Transfer information for this program is on file in the Transfer and University Center. For more information, contact an academic advisor or counselor.