Associate in Science in Biological Sciences
The Associate in Science in Biological Sciences is designed for students interested in acquiring a solid foundation in basic biology, evolutionary theory, and the scientific method. This program is appropriate for students seeking entry-level positions in the life sciences.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will apply the scientific method to investigate biological questions by collecting and quantitatively analyzing data.
- Students will identify and apply the central concepts, hypotheses, and theories that comprise the major areas of the biological sciences, including cell and organism structure and function.
- Students will explain the genetic or evolutionary connections between biological structures and their function, and between organisms and their environment. .
To earn this degree, students must meet the following requirements:
a. Completion of 60 degree applicable units with an overall GPA of 2.0.
b. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in the major with a grade of C (or P) or better.
c. Completion of the Associate in Science graduation requirements.
Please note not all classes are offered each semester. For sections with honors courses, select either the honors version or the non-honors version
Complete one of the following two course sequences
Plus, select a minimum of 8.0 units from the following
|ANT 001||Physical Anthropology (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|BIO 004||Microbiology (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab)||5.0|
|BIO 010||Introduction to Biology (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|BIO 010L||Introduction to Biology Lab (1.0 Lab)||1.0|
|BIO 011||Human Biology (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab)||4.0|
|BIO 012||Emerging Infectious Diseases (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|BIO 014||Introductory Neuroscience (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|BIO 016||Marine Biology (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab)||4.0|
|BIO 017||Genetics and Society (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|BIO 017H||Genetics and Society - Honors (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|BIO 019||Oceans: Life in the Sea (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|BIO 025||Environmental Biology (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|BIO 030||Tropical Ecology (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|BIO 030L||Tropical Ecology Field Studies (1.0 Lab)||1.0|
|BIO 032||California Plants and Animals (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab)||4.0|
|BIO 047||Human Anatomy (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab)||5.0|
|BIO 048||Human Physiology (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab)||5.0|
|BIO 048H||Human Physiology - Honors (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab)||5.0|
|NTR 015||Human Nutrition (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
Required Units for the Major
|Required unts for the major||18.0-23.0|
|plus completion of general education requirements
and electives as needed to reach 60 units.
|Total required units||60.0|
A solid background in the life sciences is required for many careers, including work in the allied health professions, biotechnology, horticulture, land management, and education.