Life Science - A.A. Degree (Transfer)
An Arts and Sciences Area of Study
Application Code 49
For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room ST-248—443-518-1600.
Recent advances in molecular biology and genetics have expanded the employment opportunities for biologists. Training in the life sciences prepares students for diverse occupations including employment in research or industrial laboratories, fish and wildlife programs, zoos, museums, and aquaria. This curriculum prepares students for further study in specialty areas including agriculture, botany, entomology, horticulture, microbiology, zoology, molecular biology, genetics, ecology, physiology, and marine biology. In addition, some students use this curriculum as preparation for pre-medical or pre-allied health programs. The life science curriculum focuses on the fundamental scientific principles and problem solving techniques which are essential for future success as a biologist. The college has articulated this area of study with the biotechnology (biochemistry major track) program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County which leads to a B.A. degree. This program also transfers to other colleges. Students interested in this curriculum are advised to check the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.
General Education Core
Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.
Humanities, Arts and Literature
One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus one Arts Core Course (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.
One History Core Course is required and may be taken as either a Social and Behavioral Sciences Core or a Humanities Core. No more than 6 credits may be taken in History to meet Humanities Core and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core requirements.
Required Courses Related to Major
Total Credit Hours: 62-68