This major introduces students to hypothesis-driven science and hands-on research through required coursework and supervised research laboratory internship. Students who complete the program are prepared for successful transfer to a four-year college and ultimately graduate or medical school.
Skills You Will Learn
What makes this major unique?
The biology major is based on the first two years of a 4-year college experience. The major provides a strong foundation in biology and chemistry for successful transfer to a 4-year college and can serve as a stepping stone for careers in nursing, health sciences, public health, and advanced biology.
A. REQUIRED CORE: 13 credits
B. FLEXIBLE CORE: 20 credits
Select one course from each of the five flexible core categories AND one additional course from any flexible core category. Note: Students can select only two courses from any one discipline.
Students are advised to take SCC201/SCC202 as the scientific world flexible core and the additional flexible core as the courses are prerequisites for SCC251 and SCB257. Note: The scientific world and additional flexible core courses are 4 credits each. To complete the 20 credits degree requirements from the Flexible Core, students are advised to select courses from the recommended course selections listed in the program handbook.
|NSF101 First Year Seminar for Natural Sciences||2|
|Science: 9 Credits|
|SCB202 General Biology II||4|
|SCC251 Organic Chemistry I||5|
|GENERAL BIOLOGY TRACK: 16 Credits|
|SCC252 Organic Chemistry II||5|
|SCB252 Fundamentals of Biotechniques||3|
|SCB255 Cell Biology [capstone]||4|
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