Biological Science Associate in Arts

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The Biological Science Associate in Arts Degree serves students who are interested in Biological Sciences and intend to transfer to a 4-year institution, but are either unsure of the specific transfer program that interests them, are potentially interested in a Biology minor, or who are interested in programs such as Wildlife Conservation, Sustainable Agriculture, or Marine Biology that require a more varied set of major-related courses at the sophomore level. In comparison to the A.S. degree in Biological Science, students enrolled in the A.A. degree program in Biological Science will graduate with a greater number of general education credits completed, but with fewer credits in the sciences. When selected appropriately, all courses are transferrable to the University of New Hampshire, with the exception of College Algebra.

Requirements

Students enrolling in Biological Science degree programs must, in addition to meeting the specific pre-requisite requirements for each course, meet the following general, technical standards:

  • Students must be able to comprehend the English language, both oral and written, and must have sufficient manual dexterity to produce legible written documents in a timely manner.
  • Students must be able to sit or stand at a desk/ laboratory bench, and must possess the necessary focus to stay on task for extended periods of time.
  • Students must be able to comprehend and follow instructions in the classroom and laboratory in a timely manner.
  • Students must possess the necessary manual dexterity to carry out assigned laboratory tasks.

Students must be able to perform required classroom and laboratory operations, including mathematical operations, without reference to notes, as directed.

First Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
ENGL110G College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
BIOL108G General Biology I 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
MATH150G College Algebra 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Total Credits 15

First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
BIOL109G General Biology II 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
CHEM115G General Chemistry I 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
MATH210G Pre-Calculus 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
ENGL214G Introduction to Creative Nonfiction 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Social Science Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Total Credits 18

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
CHEM116G General Chemistry II 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
Math/Lab Science Elective 4
Classroom , Lab , Total 4
Social Science Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Total Credits 14

Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
Biology Elective 4
Classroom , Lab , Total 4
Math/Lab Science Elective 4
Classroom , Lab , Total 4
Social Science Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Total Credits 14

Total Overall Credits : 61

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