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2013-14 College Catalog

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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.

Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3 credits

Humanities, Arts and Literature

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Humanities Core Course

-Arts Core Course

-Literature Core Course

9-11

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.

Social Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Courses

6

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.

Science

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-101General Biology I

4 credits

BIOL-102General Biology II

4 credits

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATH-153Precalculus II

3 credits

-or

-higher

Interdisciplinary

Course NumberTitleCredits
Interdisciplinary -Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core Course

1-3

Required Courses Related to Major

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-200Microbiology

4 credits

-or

BIOL-205Cell Biology

4 credits

BIOL-201Genetics

3 credits

BIOL-202Genetics Lab

1 credit

CHEM-101General Inorganic Chemistry I

4 credits

CHEM-102General Inorganic Chemistry II

4 credits

CHEM-201Organic Chemistry I

4 credits

CHEM-202Organic Chemistry II

4 credits

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATH-181Calculus I

4 credits

-or

-higher

Science

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Science Elective

4

Total Credit Hours: 62-68