2018-2019 Catalog 
    
    Dec 08, 2021  
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology Associate of Science


The curriculum in the Biology Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering majors related to this field, earning the Associate degree would demonstrate achievement and may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the scientific method.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make links among topics and sub-disciplines so that information can be used for deeper comprehension.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the attained knowledge foundation to illustrate concepts and compare examples.

Required Course Options (13-15 Units)


Pathway Option 1 - (15 Units)

Pathway Option 2 - (15 Units)

Pathway Option 3 - (13 Units)

  • CHEM 1A   GENERAL CHEMISTRY 5 Units *
    Or
  • CHEM 2   GENERAL CHEMISTRY PRINCIPLES 5 Units *
  • BIO 4A   PRINCIPLES OF CELLULAR BIOLOGY 4 Units *
  • BIO 4B   PRINCIPLES OF ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY 4 Units *

Restrictive Electives 10 Units

Total Units for the Major: 23-25


Associate of Science Degree


Completion of all the courses listed above and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate of Science degree.  A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees


Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.