Program Overview

A major in Biological Sciences is a preparation for advanced academic work, for careers in civil service, industry, or teaching; as a background for professional training in such fields as biological science education, biotechnology, nursing, public health, environmental health, pre-medicine and all related areas of biology. Natural resources are among the most important assets of man and the wise use of renewable resources is basic to development in the economic, social and political areas. The basic pre-professional requirements necessary to transfer are offered in the Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Mathematics Departments.


AS Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core Courses, 20 units Units
BIOL 225 Biology Of Organisms 5 units
BIOL 230 Cell and Molecular Biology 5 units
CHEM 210 General Chemistry I 5 units
CHEM 220 General Chemistry II 5 units
Selective Courses, choose a minimum of 16 units from the following: Units
BIOL 130 Human Biology 3 units
BIOL 132 Human Biology Laboratory 1 unit
BIOL 240 General Microbiology 4 units
BIOL 250 Human Anatomy 4 units
BIOL 260 Human Physiology 5 units
BIOL 310 Nutrition 3 units
CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I 5 units
CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry II 5 units
MATH 200 Elementary Probability and Statistics 4 units
MATH 251 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 5 units
MATH 252 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II 5 units
MATH 253 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III 5 units
PHYS 210 General Physics I 4 units
PHYS 220 General Physics II 4 units
PHYS 250 Physics with Calculus I 4 units
PHYS 260 Physics with Calculus II 4 units
PHYS 270 Physics with Calculus III 4 units
Total Required Major Units: 36

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.