Program: Biological Sciences

Overview

Biological Sciences

The department has a multifold mission of preparing students for transfer to a four-year university, attain an Associate’s degree, and satisfying the biological science prerequisite for various programs at other colleges.

Students who have matriculated through the programs will be exposed to the scientific method, gain an appreciation for the environment, and become aware of the vital roles of science in our lives. The courses will also help students to better comprehend scientific information and increase awareness of personal health. 

Career Opportunities

This field of concentration provides the student with an introductory education to this field, not necessarily career related, ending with the associate degree or partial lower-division preparation for transfer to a baccalaureate degree in the biological sciences. 

This Associate Degree will provide the student with an introductory education to this field of study, not necessarily career related, but ending with the Associate Degree or a partial lower-division preparation for transfer to a Baccalaureate Degree in the biological sciences.

Associate in Science (AS), Biological Sciences

This Associate Degree will provide the student with an introductory education to this field of study, not necessarily career related, but ending with the Associate Degree or a partial lower division preparation for transfer to a Baccalaureate Degree in the biological sciences. 

Program Learning Outcomes: 
  • Assimilate information from various sources and apply critical thinking to form evidence-based conclusions (scientific method) to issues in the realm of biology, health, and as a consumer in society. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of all levels of organismal biology such as morphological, physiological, and developmental. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the importance of the diversity of organisms on earth and their ecological and evolutionary relationships including human impact on other organisms (or the reciprocal) and ecosystems.