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BIOLOGY (Major Code 0401.10)

 

Associate in Arts Degree, Biology (General - Major Code 0401.10) Associate in Arts Degree, Biology (Health Science Option - Major Code 1260.00) BIOLOGY (GENERAL)

The Associate Degree in Biology is intended for those students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution and major in a biological science. This curriculum is generally required of pre-dental, pre-medical, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, and pre-veterinary students.

 

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Students who wish to obtain an associate degree in Biology may do so by completing the course requirements listed below plus all other WLAC requirements for an associate degree. Transfer students should consult the Counseling Office for major preparation and general education requirements of the particular transfer institution of their choice. Transfer students who want to also obtain an associate degree may do so by completing all WLAC general education requirements plus at least 18 units in the major as required by the transfer institution (a total of 60 units for an Associate Degree).

 

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE (40 UNITS, PLAN B)

REQUIRED COURSES

  • BIOLOGY 6 General Biology I (5 units)
  • BIOLOGY 7 General Biology II (5 units)

AND 30 UNITS FROM THE FOLLOWING THREE GROUPS:

GROUP 1 UNITS

  • CHEM 101 General Chemistry I (5 units) AND
  • CHEM 102 General Chemistry II (5 units)

GROUP 2

  • CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry for Science Majors I (5 units)
  • CHEM 212 Organic Chemistry for Science Majors II (5 units)

GROUP 3

  • MATH 260 Pre-Calculus (5 units)
  • MATH 261 Calculus I (5 units)

 

BIOLOGY [Major Code 1260.00 (HEALTH SCIENCE OPTION)]

The Health Science option of the Associate in Arts Degree in Biology provides an orientation to the health sciences while including the general background required for the fields of nursing, dental hygiene, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, and other health fields.

Students who wish to obtain an associate degree in Biology (Health Science Option) may do so by completing the course requirements listed below plus all other WLAC requirements for an associate degree. Transfer students should consult the Counseling Office for major preparation and general education requirements of the particular transfer institution of their choice. Transfer students who wish to also obtain an Associate Degree may do so by completing all WLAC general education requirements, plus at least 18 units in the major as required by the transfer institution (a total of 60 units for an Associate Degree).

 

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE (21 UNITS, PLAN A)

REQUIRED COURSES

  • ANATOMY 1 Introduction to Human Anatomy 4
  • BIOLOGY 3 Introduction to Biology (A&B) 4
  • CHEM 51 Fundamentals of Chemistry I 5 OR
  • CHEM 60 Introduction to General Chemistry 5
  • MICRO 20 General Microbiology 4
  • PHYSIOL 1 Introduction to Human Physiology 4

 

RECOMMENDED COURSES

  • CHEM 101 General Chemistry I 5
  • PSYCH 1 General Psychology I 3
  • SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology 3 OR
  • SOC 2 American Social Problems 3 OR
  • ANTHRO 102 Human Ways of Life: Cultural Anthropology 3

 

NOTE: Always review requirements of the institution to which you plan to transfer.

 

 
 
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