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  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2016-17 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate in Biology


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Students must complete five credits of physical education. See the Associate of Arts, Option A  degree requirements for specific course options to fulfill this requirement.

Learning Outcomes


  • Demonstrate competence in standard laboratory techniques and use of technology and equipment.
  • Research and communicate (visually, orally and in writing) credible scientific information from a variety of sources.
  • Explain (classify, correlate and predict cause and effect) the core concepts of biology and chemistry:  evolution, genetics, systematics, quantum mechanics, etc.
  • Collect, analyze and interpret data using the scientific method.
  • Differentiate between science and pseudoscience.
  • Calculate, analyze, solve, interpret and graph quantitative data.
  • Relate science to personal, social and global impact and its interconnectedness.

Requirements


Importance of Advising:  Advising is a critical element in the completion of the Associate in Biology degree.  Eash student is strongly encouraged to identify a faculty adviser as early as possible.  Students, with the aid of a faculty adviser, are responsible for checking specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions prior to transfer.

General Requirements


The General Requirements for the Associate in Biology are the same as those for the Associate of Arts, Option A degree.  For a detailed list of these requirements, general information and information on exceptions to general or specific requirements, students should refer to the overview information on Transferable Degrees and Certificates .

Specific Requirements


Communications Requirement: 15 credits


Diversity & Globalism Requirement: 3 credits


(See the Associate of Arts, Option A  degree requirements for specific course options to fulfill this requirement.)

Physical Education Requirement: 3 credits


Students must complete five credits of physical education.
(See the Associate of Arts, Option A  degree requirements for specific course options to fulfill this requirement.)

Quantitative Skills Requirement: 5 credits


Some universities (including UW) require one additional math class.

Elective Requirement: 12 credits


 Talk to your faculty adviser

Social Science Distribution: 15 credits


(See the Associate of Arts, Option A  degree requirements for specific course options to fulfill this requirement.) 

  • Five (5) credits from Social Science Area 1
  • Five (5) credits from Social Science Area 2
  • Five (5) credits from Social Science Area 1 or 2

Humanities Distribution: 10 credits


(See the Associate of Arts, Option A  degree requirements for specific course options to fulfill this requirement.)  

  • Five (5) credits from Humanities Area 1
  • Five (5) credits from Humanities Area 2

Science Distribution: 15 credits


Emphasis Area: 15 credits


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