Biological Sciences, AS

Program Overview

Plan of Study in Biological Sciences

The following curriculum is designed to satisfy the basic lower division requirements for biological sciences majors at senior institutions. Potential majors at senior institutions for students who earn an Associate in Science degree and follow the recommendations below include botany, genetics and ecological, evolutionary, molecular, or general biology. If you have chosen a transfer institution, consult them to make course selections. Students enrolling in this curriculum are urged to meet with an academic advisor each semester to review course selections and transfer plans.

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Program Requirements

Laboratory Science

BIOL 1514General Biology I

4 Credits

CHEM 1614General Chemistry I

4 Credits

Total Credit Hours:8

Major Courses

BIOL 1524General Biology II

4 Credits

CHEM 1624General Chemistry II

4 Credits

CHEM 2714Organic Chemistry I

4 Credits

CHEM 2724Organic Chemistry II

4 Credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Supporting Course

PHYS 1514General Physics I

4 Credits

or

PHYS 2614Physics I

4 Credits

Total Credit Hours:4

Communications

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 1613 and ENGL 1623.

Mathematics

MATH 1774Statistics

4 Credits

and

MATH 2515Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5 Credits

 

or

 

MATH 2515Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5 Credits

and

MATH 2524Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

4 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9


Humanities

Humanities Courses

6 Credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Two courses, with one from general humanities and one one from the fine arts or interdisciplinary categories. View Humanities course options.

Social and Behavioral Science

Social and Behavioral Science Courses

6 Credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Choose two courses from two different prefixes. View Social and behavioral science course options.

Electives

Electives

6 Credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Choose from any transfer-level elective area. Appropriate electives have a second digit of 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 in the KCC course number. A maximum of four (4) credit hours can come from physical education activity courses. Recommended courses are PHYS 1524 or PHYS 2624; and MATH 1774 or MATH 2524. Courses such as BIOL 2714 and BIOL 2644 sometimes can be transferred to a four-year school for credit for health career majors, but seldom transfer as credit for biology majors.

Total Credit Hours: 64

Suggested Course Sequence

Fall semester

CHEM 1614General Chemistry I

4 Credits

BIOL 1514General Biology I

4 Credits

MATH 2515Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

Spring semester

BIOL 1524General Biology II

4 Credits

CHEM 1624General Chemistry II

4 Credits

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

MATH 2524Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

4 Credits

or

MATH 1774Statistics

4 Credits

Fall semester

CHEM 2714Organic Chemistry I

4 Credits

PHYS 1514General Physics I

4 Credits

or

PHYS 2614Physics I

4 Credits

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Humanities Course

3 Credits

Social and Behavioral Science Course

3 Credits

Spring semester

CHEM 2724Organic Chemistry II

4 Credits

Electives

6 Credits

Social and Behavioral Science Course

3 Credits

Humanities Course

3 Credits