Biological Sciences Associate Degree

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Program Type
Est. Time to Complete
2 Years
Kinsley School of Engineering, Sciences and Technology
Delivery Mode
On Campus

The department's overall mission is to provide students with a solid and rigorous foundation in biology. While attempting to find order in life through comparisons and classifications, the biologist looks at the underlying principles involved in energy transformation, evolutionary mechanisms, and regulatory forces. How is each individual unique, and how does it function as part of a larger population in a community of different species? In the broadest sense, biologists take a worldview of living organisms and their roles in the global ecosystem.

Towards this end, it is imperative that students be subjected to scientific diversity and realize the far-reaching implications of this field of study.  It is equally critical for students to develop strong communication and presentation skills if they are to succeed.  Therefore, the Biology program provides students exposure to many specific areas of study that can subsequently enable them to pursue an unlimited number of vocational directions.  Moreover, the Biology curriculum is designed to cultivate effective communication and presentation skills.

Biological Sciences Courses

Your class schedule will include core courses for your program, Gen Next general education classes, and electives. 

Course NameCourse CodeCredits
Molecules, Genes and CellsBIO 1424 Credits
Evolution, Ecology and DiversityBIO 1524 Credits
GeneticsBIO 2404 Credits
General Chemistry ICHM 1344 Credits
Organic Chemistry ICHM 2344 Credits


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