2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Oct 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology Associate of Science


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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):

Course ID Title Units
Pathway Option 1 - (15 Units)  
CHEM 1A  * or General Chemistry 5
CHEM 2  * General Chemistry Principles 5
BIO 3AH  * Honors General Biology I 5
BIO 3BH * Honors General Biology II 5
Pathway Option 2 - (15 Units)  
CHEM 1A  * or General Chemistry 5
CHEM 2  * General Chemistry Principles 5
BIO 3AH  * Honors General Biology I 5
BIO 3C  * Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 5
Pathway Option 3 - (13 Units)  
CHEM 1A  * or General Chemistry 5
CHEM 2  * General Chemistry Principles 5
BIO 4A  * Principles of Cellular Biology 4
BIO 4B  * Principles of Organismal Biology 4
  Restrictive Electives 10

TOTAL UNITS FOR THE MAJOR:


23-25

Restricted Electives (10 Units)  
BIO 11  * Human Anatomy 4
BIO 12  * Human Physiology 4
BIO 15  * General Microbiology 5
BIO 19   Marine Biology 4
BIO 20   Introduction to Biology 4
BIO 22  * Human Genetics 3
BIO 28   Plants and Human Affairs 3
BIO 30   Human Biology 3
BIO 31  Biology of Plants 3
BIO 40   Evolution 3
BIO 43   Animal Behavior 3
BIO 45   Biology of Human Disease 3
BIO 112   Pathophysiology 3
MATH 3A  * or Analytic Geometry and Calculus 5
MATH 3AH  * Honors Analytic Geometry and Calculus 5
MS 20   Introduction to Oceanography 4
PHYS 1A  * or Physics with Calculus for Life Sciences and Chemistry I 4
PHYS 2A  * or Introduction to Physics 5
PHYS 4A  * General Physics 5

Suggested coursework not required for the major:  CHEM 1B, CHEM 12A, CHEM 12B, MATH 3B, PHYS 1B or PHYS 2B, or PHYS 4B, PHYS 4C.

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.

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