Liberal Arts/Biological Sciences Associate In Arts

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Concentration Options

University Transfer
General Biology

The Department of Life Sciences and Chemistry offers two options for students interested in biological sciences. The Liberal Arts/Biological Science - University Transfer Option is specifically designed to prepare students for transfer to a Bachelor of Science program in biological science at a four-year college or university. Developed in consultation with the College of Life Science and Agriculture (COLSA) at the University of New Hampshire, this degree is designed to allow students to complete eight of the nine core science classes required for COLSA majors as well as a wide variety of general education courses while they are students at Great Bay Community College. The Liberal Arts/Biological Science - General Biology Option is designed to provide students with more flexibility in course selection, and is recommended for students who have broader interests in the biological sciences. The science courses in both degree programs are common to most biological sciences programs.

Requirements

Students enrolling in Liberal Arts/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.

University Transfer Option - First Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
FYE101 First Year Seminar 1 0 1
Classroom 1, Lab 0, Total 1
ENGL110 College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
BIOL108 General Biology I 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
HUMA150 Critical Thinking 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
CIS110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
* Higher level CIS course may be substituted.
 
Total Credits 15

University Transfer Option - First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
BIOL109 General Biology II 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
CHEM115 General Chemistry I 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
MATH150 College Algebra 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
*Students with sufficient math skills may elect to take MATH 210 (Pre-calculus) and MATH 230 (Calculus I) or MATH 230 (Calculus I) and another 200-level MATH course.
 
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Social Science Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 18

University Transfer Option - Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
CHEM116 General Chemistry II 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
BIOL210 Microbiology 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
MATH210 Pre-Calculus 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
*Students with sufficient math skills may elect to take MATH 210 (Pre-calculus) and MATH 230 (Calculus I) or MATH 230 (Calculus I) and another 200-level MATH course.
 
ENGL214 College Composition II 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Social Science Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 18

University Transfer Option - Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
BIOL220 Principles of Genetics 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
BIOL230 General Ecology 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Elective 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Social Science Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 18

 

 

General Biology Option - First Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
FYE101 First Year Seminar 1 0 1
Classroom 1, Lab 0, Total 1
ENGL110 College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
BIOL108 General Biology I 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
HUMA150 Critical Thinking 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
CIS110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
* Higher level CIS course may be substituted.
 
Total Credits 15

General Biology Option - First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
BIOL109 General Biology II 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
CHEM115 General Chemistry I 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
MATH150 College Algebra 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
Students with sufficient math skills may elect to replace this course with one of the following 200-level math courses: MATH210 (Pre-calculus), MATH225 (Probability and Statistics), MATH230 (Calculus I).
 
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Social Science Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 18

General Biology Option - Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
Life Science Elective 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
Life Science Elective 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
200 Level Math Elective 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
ENGL214 College Composition II 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Social Science Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 18

Life Science Electives
All students in Liberal Arts Biological Sciences General Biology Option must select four courses from the following approved list of life science courses for this program. At least two need to be of the 200 level.

100 Level 200 Level
BIOL110 BIOL210
BIOL120 BIOL220
BIOL150 BIOL230
BIOL160 BTEC210
BTEC105 CHEM205
CHEM116 PHYS290
PHYS135  

General Biology Option - Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
Life Science Elective 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
Life Science Elective 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Social Science Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 14

Life Science Electives
All students in Liberal Arts Biological Sciences General Biology Option must select four courses from the following approved list of life science courses for this program. At least two need to be of the 200 level.

100 Level 200 Level
BIOL110 BIOL210
BIOL120 BIOL220
BIOL150 BIOL230
BIOL160 BTEC210
BTEC105 CHEM205
CHEM116 PHYS290
PHYS135  

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