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Biology, AS (S0652)

Program: S0652
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Suggested Sequence of CourseworkIndicates Courses Offered Online
Fall Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
CHEM 40 Introduction General Chemistry 5.0
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4.0
MATH 150 Trigonometry 3.0
MATH 160 (or) Precalculus Mathematics
MATH 180 (or) Calculus and Analytic Geometry
Total:   12.0
Biodiversity, or Cell/Mol. Biol., or Pre Health Meet with a counselor to plan additional CSU/UC Select one track-complete 3 courses from: required for transfer to 4-year college &
Winter Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4.0
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course 0.5
Total:   4.5
Spring Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
CHEM 50 General Chemistry I 5.0
BIOL 4 Biology for Majors 4.0
MATH 160 Precalculus Mathematics 4.0
MATH 180 (or) Calculus and Analytic Geometry
Total:   13.0
Summer Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S ARTS Area C-1 Arts Course 3.0
Total:   3.0
Fall Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
BIOL 2 Plant and Animal Biology 4.0
CHEM 51 General Chemistry II 5.0
MATH 180 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 4.0
Total:   13.0
Winter Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3.0
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 4.0
Total:   7.0
Spring Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S BEHAV Area D-2 Elective Course 3.0
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3.0
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3.0
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3.0
Total:   12.0
Summer Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S USHIS Area D-1 Hist/Pol Sc Course 3.0
Total:   3.0
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Program Notes

Degree requirements include reading competency. This requirement is met by attaining eligibility for READ 100 or by completing READ 90.  Complete the online Assessment Questionnaire (AQ) at https://www.mtsac.edu/assessment/aq/   

The A.S. Biology degree offers the student a flexible way to earn a Biology Associate degree. After completing a one-year general biology sequence, choose one of three tracks:

  1. Biodiversity track is for students interested in ecology, field biology, zoology, botany, and similar fields.
  2. Cell and molecular biology track is for students interested in molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, and biochemistry or
  3.  Pre-health professions track is for students interested in medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine.

This degree may facilitate transfer to baccalaureate majors in biology, and in many cases may facilitate transfer to more specialized majors such as Botany, Ecology, Environmental Science, Genetics, Molecular biology, Microbiology, or Zoology.

Biodiversity track electives:
BIOL 20 Marine Biology
BIOL 21 Marine Biology Laboratory
BIOL 25 Conservation Biology 
BTNY 3 Plant Structures, Functions, and Diversity
MICR 1 Principles of Microbiology
MICR 22 Microbiology
ZOOL 3 Fundamentals of Zoology
BIOL 3 Ecology and Field Biology
BIOL 34 Fundamentals of Genetics
BIOL 34L Fundamentals of Genetics Lab

Cell and Molecular Biology track electives:
MICR 1 Principles of Microbiology
MICR 22 Microbiology
MICR 26 Introduction to Immunology
CHEM 80 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 81 Organic Chemistry II
BIOL 34 Fundamentals of Genetics
BIOL 34L Fundamentals of Genetics Lab

Pre-Health Professions track electives:
ANAT 35 Human Anatomy
ANAT 36 Human Physiology
ANAT 38 Pathophysiology
BIOL 8 Cell and Molecular Biology
MICR 1 Principles of Microbiology
MICR 22 Microbiology
BIOL 34 Fundamentals of Genetics
BIOL 34L Fundamentals of Genetics Lab

 

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