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This program is designed for students intending to transfer on to a four-year institution upon completion of this two-year degree. Many biological scientists work in research and development, conducting basic research to increase our knowledge of living organisms, including animals, plants, and bacteria. Other biologists work in applied research, where they are responsible for developing new medicines, increasing crop yields, and improving our environment. In general, a minimum of a bachelor’s degree is necessary to find employment. Advanced degrees such as a master’s degree or Ph.D are necessary to be considered for certain research positions.
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ENG 105 - Composition I
BIO 112 - General Biology I
MAT 121 - College Algebra
PHI 105 - Introduction to Ethics
ENG 106 - Composition II
BIO 113 - General Biology II
PSY 121 - Developmental Psychology
MAT 130 - Trigonometry
SPC 112 - Public Speaking
CHM 166 - General Chemistry I
ENV 111 - Environmental Science
MAT 211 - Calculus I
ANT 105 - Cultural Anthropology
BIO 186 - Microbiology
CHM 176 - General Chemistry II
PSY 241 - Abnormal Psychology
Total Semester Hours Required: 62.0
Upon the successful completion of the program students will:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of the periodic table of the elements to the functions of organic molecules.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of heredity and diversity of ecosystems.
- Demonstrate understanding of the relationship of kingdoms and phyla.
- Demonstrate competence in the scientific laboratory.
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