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  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology Concentration, Arts and Sciences, A.S.


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The Biology program at HCC provides a broad general education in biology, chemistry, math, plus study options in a variety of more specific sciences such as physics, geology, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, environmental science, and biotechnology. Students who graduate from this program should be prepared to successfully continue their education at four year colleges and universities. Biology majors find jobs in the areas of health sciences and services, biotechnology and biomanufacturing, environmental protection, remediation and management.

Program Pathway

First Year Fall   First Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
ENG 101 English Composition 3   Gen Ed English 3
Gen Ed Mathematics (3-4 credits) 3   Gen Ed Arts/Humanities 3
CHM 103 General Chemistry I 4   Gen Ed Behavioral/Social Science 3
BIO 113 Principles of Biology I 4   CHM 104 General Chemistry II 4
        BIO 114 Principles of Biology II 4
TOTAL   14   TOTAL   17
Second Year Fall   Second Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
Gen Ed Diversity 3   Gen Ed Arts/Humanities  3
Gen Ed Behavioral/Social Sciences 3   CHM 204
or
PHY 202
Organic Chemistry II 
or 
General Physics II
4
CHM 203
or
PHY 201
Organic Chemistry I
or
General Physics I
4   BIO 201
or
BIO 205
Cell Biology
or
Microbiology
4
Elective If not completing both Organic Chemistry and Physics sequences 4   Elective If not completing both Organic Chemistry and Physics sequences 4
TOTAL   14   TOTAL   15

 

General Education Requirements (32-33 Credits)


Arts/Humanities


Behavioral/Social Sciences


Biological/Physical Science


Diversity


English


Mathematics


Program Requirements (20-24 Credits)


Free Electives (3-8 Credits)


Electives should be selected  in consultation with a transfer advisor and/or the transfer institution.  Some recommended courses are listed below:

Degree Requirement (60 Credits)


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