Biological Sciences

Associate of Science Course of Study

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Recommended basic skills standards are

The study of biological sciences prepares one for a variety of fields including the traditional ones–biology teacher, doctor, nurse, or conservationist. New fields have developed in several life science areas such as paramedicine, cellular biology, wildlife management, and forestry. Other fields, which may require a modified program, include agriculture, allied health, natural resources management, and home economics. It is strongly recommended that students consult with an advisor for the specific requirements in these fields.

Courses marked with an asterisk [*] are not currently offered at PPCC.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

GT-CO1: ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

and

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

 

 

 

OR

 

 

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

(3)

and

 

 

 

GT-CO3: ENG 201

English Composition III: CO3

(3)

Oral Communication

Three (3) credit hours

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

 

 

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

or

 

 

 

COM 220

Intercultural Communication: SS3

(3)

Mathematics

Three (3) credit hours minimum (credit hours over three (3) will be applied to the electives category). Full list of requirements.

Suggested Courses

MAT 121

College Algebra: MA1

4

History

Three (3) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

Art and Humanities

Six (6) credit hours. Two guaranteed transfer courses from two different areas (AH1, AH2, AH3 or AH4). Full list of requirements.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours. Two guaranteed transfer courses from two different areas (SS1, SS2, SS3, HI1). Full list of requirements.

Natural and Physical Sciences

Twelve (12) credit hours. One (2 course) lab sequence in any guaranteed transfer science discipline (SC1); additional guaranteed transfer lab science course (SC1). Additional credits over 12 will be included in the electives category. Full list of requirements.

Suggested Courses

BIO 111

General College Biology I w/Lab: SC1

5

BIO 112

General College Biology II w/Lab: SC1

5

Electives

Twenty-one (21) credit hours selected from the AS approved course list. Please see your advisor for help choosing your electives.

Suggested Courses

BIO 200-Level Science Elective

5

CHE 111

General College Chemistry I: SC1

5

CHE 112

General College Chemistry II: SC1

5

Total Credit Hours

60