Degree Name: Biology A.S.
Degree or Program: Biology
Degree Type: Associate of Science Degree
Description:
This Associate of Science in Biology degree program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university to major in biology. Because requirements vary at each four-year college or university, students should check with their advisor and the institution they plan to transfer to ensure they are enrolled in the correct courses.
General education Requirements 35-37
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
Mathematics MAT 180 or 210** Calculus and Analytic Geometry I or Survey Calculus** 4-5
Communication

ENG 101
ENG 102
SPE 101 or
SPE 110**

English Composition I
English Composition II
Oral Communications or
Interpersonal Communication**

3
3
3

Social Science

HIS 101 or 102 or 115 or 270 or POL 101 or 102

Elective

US History or American Government
See course descriptions in catalog**

3
3

Natural Science

BIO 150
CHM 115

General Biology I
General Chemistry I

5
5

Humanities Elective See course descriptions in catalog** 3
Elective Humanities or Social Sciences Elective or BIO course numbered 200 +or CHM 222** See course descriptions in catalog** 3-4
CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS MUST INCLUDE: 26-27
Biology BIO 151 General Biology II 5
Chemistry CHM 116
CHM 240
CHM 241
CHM 243
General Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry lab
5
3
3
2
Physics PHY 150/153
PHY 151/154
General Physics I with lab
General Physics II with lab
4
4
COLLEGE REQUIREMENT:
For first time college students. COL 101 College Success Seminar 1
TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS 61-64

+ Humanities/Social Science Electives - Typical social science courses include history, political science, sociology, psychology and economics. Humanities courses typically include literature, philosophy, and non-applied art, music and theater courses. Check transfer school's requirements before choosing these courses.

^ This elective includes the Humanities/Social Science Electives but can also be used for any other course required by the transfer institution. Check transfer school's requirements before choosing this course.

* The Academic Skills Assessment or appropriate ACT scores are required before enrolling in Math or English classes.

** Check with transfer institution to see which course is required for the desired biology degree.

- COL 101 is a SCC requirement for all first time college students.

Courses by Semester

FIRST SEMESTER 15-16
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
PHY 150/153 General Physics I and Lab (Fall only) 4
CHM 115 General Chemistry I 5
ENG 101 English Composition I* 3
HIS/POL U.S. History or American Government 3
COL 101 - College Success Seminar 1
SECOND SEMESTER 13-14
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
MAT 180 or 210 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I or 
Survey Calculus*
4-5
PHY 151/154 General Physics II and Lab (Spring only) 4
CHM 116 General Chemistry II 5
THIRD SEMESTER 17
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
CHM 240 Organic Chemistry I 3
SPE 101 or 110 Oral Communication or 
Interpersonal Communication **
3
BIO 150 General Biology I 5
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
Humanities elective+ 3
FOURTH SEMESTER 16-17
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
CHM 241 Organic Chemistry II (Spring only) 3
CHM 243 Organic Chemistry Lab (Spring only) 2
BIO 151 General Biology II 5
Social Science elective+ 3
Elective^ 200+ level biology course or CHM 222 3-4
Total Hours Required for Graduation 61-64

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Degree Info.

The Associate of Science degree is awarded to students completing the requirements of specifically identified programs with a minimum of 64 semester hours. The work parallels the work done in the first two years of a Bachelor of Science degree at four-year institutions. The programs leading to the Associate of Science degree at SCC include Biology, Chemistry, Health Information Technology, Nursing, Pre-Engineering and Pre-Pharmacy.