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Total Credit Hours: 61-64 credits
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.
SCC Institutional Requirements
- Complete specific program requirements as listed below.
- Complete a minimum of 15 credit hours at SCC.
- Earn a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.
|General Education Requirements (35-37 credits)|
|Mathematics||MAT 180 or 210**||Calculus and Analytic Geometry I or Survey Calculus**||4-5|
SPE 101 or
|English Composition I
English Composition II
Oral Communications or
|Social Science||HIS 101, 102, 115, 270, POL 101, or 102||US History or American Government||3|
|Natural Science||BIO 150
|General Biology I
General Chemistry I
|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 (26-27 credits)|
|Biology||BIO 151||General Biology II||5|
|General Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry lab
|General Physics I with lab
General Physics II with lab
|For first time college students.||COL 101||College Success Seminar||1|
|Total Required Hours: 61-64 credits|
+ 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.
Suggested Schedule Planning
|First Semester (15-16 credits)|
|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 credits)|
|MAT 180 or 210||Calculus and Analytic Geometry I or
|PHY 151/154||General Physics II and Lab (Spring only)||4|
|CHM 116||General Chemistry II||5|
|Third Semester (17 credits)|
|CHM 240||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|SPE 101 or 110||Oral Communication or
Interpersonal Communication **
|BIO 150||General Biology I||5|
|ENG 102||English Composition II||3|
|Fourth Semester (16-17 credits)|
|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 credits||61-64|