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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
AA Degree - Biological Sciences

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Biologists study the origin, development, anatomy, physiology, ecology, behavior, and other basic principles of plants, animals, and other living organisms. Various areas of specialization are available to biologists in research, manufacturing, teaching, natural resource management, consulting, and administration. Biologists are usually classified according to specialty, e.g., microbiologists, ecologists, physiologists, molecular biologists, zoologists, botanists, naturalists, and geneticists. Preparation for some entry-level jobs in these and other areas generally requires a bachelor's degree in biology.

This program is designed to prepare students for transfer; however, completion of this AA degree also provides entry-level opportunities for laboratory technicians in industry and the academic environment. This program fulfills typical lower-division requirements at four-year transfer institutions. Some variation in requirements may exist at a particular four-year college or university; therefore, it is essential that students also refer to the catalog of the prospective transfer institution and consult a counselor.

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FRESHMAN YEAR

  • Botany 1 (General Botany) -- 5 units
  • Zoology 1 (General Zoology) -- 5 units
  • Chemistry 1A (General College Chemistry) -- 5 units
  • Chemistry 1B (General College Chemistry) -- 5 units

General Education Courses:
(See General Education Requirements in the College Catalogue)

  • Physical Education
  • English Composition (Language and Rationality)
  • Mathematics
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Health Education
  • Electives

SOPHOMORE YEAR

  • Biology 1 (Introduction to Cell Biology) -- 5 units
  • Physics 2A (Introduction to Physics I) -- 4 units
  • Physics 2B (Introduction to Physics II) -- 4 units

General Education Courses:
(See General Education Requirements in the College Catalogue)

  • Physical Education
  • American Cultures
  • American Institutions
  • Humanities
  • Communications and Analytical Thinking
  • Electives

TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED: 60