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Overview

Biology

The Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer program provides students with a foundation in core principals of biological sciences, including scientific reasoning, cell/molecular biology, principles of genetics, evolution, organismal, and ecology in preparation for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program in biology at a university. Students at the four-year university have the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor’s degree specializing in areas such as anatomy and physiology, botany, cell and molecular biology, clinical science, ecology, environmental biology, field biology, marine biology, microbiology, organismal biology, or zoology. A bachelor’s degree in biology may lead to opportunities in graduate/professional school or careers in research, biotechnology, dentistry, pharmacy, medicine, and veterinary medicine among many other diverse fields.
 

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.
 

Potential Jobs:
Job Title Degree Median Salary

Natural Sciences Managers

Bachelor $149,739

Biologists

Bachelor $95,787

Soil & Water Conservationists

Bachelor $61,203

Park Naturalists

Bachelor $61,203

Environmental Scientists & Specialists

Bachelor $91,304

Environmental Restoration Planners

Bachelor $91,304

Degree Options

Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer Degree (A.S.-T.) 

The required courses shows all the courses you need to take in recommended sequences to complete your goal from start to finish. Plan your education by clicking on the Program Map for the degree or certificate you’re interested in. 

Note: The academic plans below will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan.

TERM 1
Course Number Course Title Units Prerequisites

MATH 60

First Calculus Course

5

MATH 50 or one year high school precalculus with a grade of B or better as refl ected by the second semester grade or qualifi cation through the LBCC assessment process for math.

CHEM 1A

General Chemistry

5.5

CHEM 2 or qualifying through the LBCC chemistry assessment process and MATH 130, 130B, 140, or qualifying through the LBCC math assessment process, or one year of high school intermediate algebra with a B or better in the 2nd semester.

TERM 2

Course Number Course Title Units Prerequisites

CHEM 1B

General Chemistry

5.5

CHEM 1A

PHYS 2A

General Physics

4.5

MATH 40

TERM 3

Course Number Course Title Units Prerequisites

BIO 1A

Biology for Science Major

5

CHEM 1A

PHYS 2B

General Physics

4.5

PHYS 2A

TERM 4

Course Number Course Title Units Prerequisites

BIO 1B

Biology for Science Major

5

BIO 1A

Course Offerings

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Course Number/Title Fall Winter Spring Summer

BIO 1A
Biology for Science Majors

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BIO 1B
Biology for Science Majors

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CHEM 1A
General Chemistry

     

CHEM 1B
General Chemistry

   

MATH 60
First Calculus Course

    Offer in  2020-2021  

PHYS 2A
General Physics

   

PHYS 2B
General Physics

Program 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.

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