Program Description

Science: Biology Option
A student interested in the Associate in Science (AS) degree in Science has to choose one of four options that includes Biology. The option prepares students for transfer to a complementary four-year degree program. Students in the Biology option transfer to four-year science programs (biochemistry, biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, etc.), teacher education programs, pharmacy schools, or engineering programs (biomedical, chemical, environmental). Enrichment programs are offered to encourage students to continue their education beyond the bachelor degree by attending graduate or other professional programs (e.g., medical school, physician assistant programs, physical therapy programs).

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Liberal Arts and Sciences program requirements, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and apply the fundamental concepts and methods of a life or physical science.
  2. Apply the scientific method to explore natural phenomena, including hypothesis development, observation, experimentation, measurement, data analysis, and data presentation.
  3. Interpret and draw appropriate inferences from quantitative representation such as formulas, graphs, or tables and represent quantitative problems expressed in natural language in a mathematical format.
  4. Use algebraic, numerical, graphical, or statistical methods to solve mathematical problems and to apply mathematical methods in a scientific field.

Upon successful completion of the Biology option requirements, students will be able to:

  1. Exhibit basic mastery of biological content such as the primary principles and processes underlying natural systems, such as atoms and molecules and cells and organisms.
  2. Demonstrate basic scientific skills, evaluate information scientifically, and distinguish between the scientific method and other human endeavors.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of theoretical principles across a broad range of sub-disciplines in the biological sciences and evaluate the quality/credibility of information from various kinds of sources (academic, journalistic, popular media).
  4. Apply the principles of math as they pertain to the study of biological sciences.

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Curriculum Coordinator: Dr. Charles Maliti

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