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Biology

Associate of Science Degree

The Associate of Science degree is intended to provide students with the first two years of college biology education.

To receive an Associate of Science degree in Biology, the student must (a) make a minimum grade of C in all required math and science courses, and (b) have an overall GPA of 2.0 or greater.

  Semester I Credit Hours
  ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
  BIOL 1406 Cellular and Molecular Biology 4
  CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I - Lecture 3
  CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I - Lab 1
  Mathematics1 3-4
  Humanities2 3
  ___
  17-18
  Semester II
  ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
  BIOL 1407 Structure and Function of Organisms 4
  CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II -- Lecture 3
  CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II - Lab 1
  Mathematics1 3-4
  ___
  17-18
  Semester III
  PHYS 1401 General College Physics I OR 4
  PHYS 2425 Engineering Physics I
    History4 3
    GOVT 2305 United States Government 3
  Biology Elective5 3-4
    Fine Arts2 3
  ___
  16-17
  Semester IV
  Humanities2 3
    GOVT 2306 Texas State and Local Government 3
    History6 3
  ___
  15
  ___
  TOTALS 65-68

  +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  1Select from MATH 1314, MATH 1316, MATH 2412, MATH 2413, MATH 2414. Students must first consult with a mathematics advisor.
  2Select from the appropriate section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
  3Select any Speech course from Communications in the Core Curriculum Course List.
  4Select from: HIST 1301, HIST 2301, HIST 2327, or HIST 2381. HIST 2301 and HIST 2381 may only be taken once.
  5Biology electives must total a minimum of six (6) semester hours, to be determined in consultation with a biology faculty advisor. PHYS 1402 and PHYS 2426 may be used as an elective.
  6Select from: HIST 1302, HIST 2301, HIST 2328, or HIST 2381. HIST 2301 and HIST 2381 may only be taken once.