Liberal Arts and Science: Biology Option

This transfer program is designed for students who have a strong interest in biology and who plan to major in biology at a four-year college or university.   Apply & Register Program Details

This transfer program is designed for students who have a strong interest in biology and who plan to major in biology at a four-year college or university.


Area of Interest:
Sciences & Mathematics
Associate in Science
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
BIO-111 Biology I - Science 4
CHM-111 Chemistry I - Science 4
MTH-140 Calculus I 4
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
BIO-112 Biology II - Science 4
CHM-112 Chemistry II - Science 4
MTH-150 Calculus II or  
MTH-134 Biostatistics 4
...-... Social Science General Education Elective1 3
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
PHY-101 Physics I or  
PHY-201 Physics III 4
BIO-2.. 200 Level Biology Laboratory Science Course1,3 4
...-2.. 200 Level Lab Science Gen Ed Elective1,2,3,4 4
...-... Humanities General Education Elective1 3
Second Semester
BIO-255 Research Experience in Biology 3
HIS-101 World Civilization I 3
PHY-102 Physics II or  
PHY-202 Physics IV4 4
...-2.. 200 Level Lab Science Gen Ed Elective1,2,3, 4
HPE-... Health & Exercise Science Elective  
  Total Minimum Credits 63
1 Students should choose electives based on the requirements of the transfer institution.
2 Students who are planning to enter professional schools for degrees in Medicine, Chiropractic Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Physical Therapy or Physician’s Assistant programs should choose CHM-221 (Organic Chemistry I) and CHM-222 (Organic Chemistry II) as their 200 level Laboratory Science General Education Electives
3 All students should meet with an advisor from the Biology department to choose Laboratory Science General Education Electives
4 Biology majors can get credit for PHY-101 and PHY-102 or PHY-201 and PHY-202. Students who have taken PHY-101 and PHY-102 cannot use PHY-201 or PHY-202 to fulfill the 200 Level Laboratory Science Education Electives.

Program Goals

  • To provide students with a variety and concentration of
    coursework appropriate for the biological sciences.
  • To ensure the transferability of course work to a baccalaureate program in biology, a pre-professional
    program (for a career in medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine) or science education.
  • To provide students with a foundation in general education.
  • To prepare students for entry level positions in science related fields that require an associates in science degree such as: research assistant/laboratory technician in pharmaceutical, biomedical or academic laboratories.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Explain the principle of evolution as the major unifying theme of biology.
  2. Explain cellular structure and physiology.
  3. Explain the basic principles of molecular biology and genetics.
  4. Apply the scientific method to conduct experiments.
  5. Analyze cells and tissues using a microscope.
  6. Utilize primary and secondary sources in the scientific literature to obtain biological information.

Post-Baccalaureate Employment Opportunities

  • Researcher in pharmaceutical and biomedical laboratories
  • Laboratory technician
  • Preparation for pre-professional careers such as medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine

Transfer Opportunities

Students in this program transfer to many institutions including:

Contact Person

Professor Rita Connolly, Chair
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4462, or 4467

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