Biology

Associate of Science Degree

Center for Math & Science
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Biology Designation

The Associate of Science degree with a designation in biology is a two-year program designed for you to graduate and transfer to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor of Science in biology. In this program, you will explore physics, chemistry and biology and will learn that biology is the study of life and living beings, including their types, growth, structure, evolution, including where and how they live. Modern biology is very broad and it has many smaller areas, including the study of animals, plants, cells, genes, and other life science topics. Career paths for biology degree holders include pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, pre-veterinary, physical therapy, dentistry and many other scientific fields.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
CHE 111 General College Chemistry I with Lab: GT-SC1 1 5
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1,2 3
MAT 201 Calculus I: GT-MA1 1,3 5
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Music Appreciation: GT-AH1  
World Mythology: GT-AH2  
Ethnic Literature: GT-AH2  
Ethics: GT-AH3  
Environmental Ethics: GT-AH3  
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
BIO 111 General College Biology I with Lab: GT-SC1 5
CHE 112 General College Chemistry II with Lab: GT-SC1 5
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 2 3
 Subtotal13
Third Semester
BIO 112 Gen College Biology II with Lab: GT-SC1 5
PHY 111 Physics Algebra-Based I with Lab: GT-SC1 5
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Music Appreciation: GT-AH1  
World Mythology: GT-AH2  
Ethnic Literature: GT-AH2  
Ethics: GT-AH3  
Environmental Ethics: GT-AH3  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
World Regional Geography: GT-SS2  
General Psychology I: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3  
Intro to Political Science: GT-SS1  
Introduction to Criminal Justice: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Mass Media: GT-SS3  
 Subtotal16
Fourth Semester
PHY 112 Physics Algebra-Based II with Lab: GT-SC1 5
Choose One History Course (GT-HI1) 3
Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650: GT-HI1  
Western Civilization: 1650-Present: GT-HI1  
The World: Antiquity-1500: GT-HI1  
The World: 1500-Present: GT-HI1  
U.S. History to Reconstruction: GT-HI1  
U.S. History Since the Civil War: GT-HI1  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
World Regional Geography: GT-SS2  
General Psychology I: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3  
Intro to Political Science: GT-SS1  
Introduction to Criminal Justice: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Mass Media: GT-SS3  
Choose One Elective 4
General College Microbiology with Lab GT-SC1  
General Zoology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Botany I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Genetics  
 Subtotal15
 Total Credits60
1

Building Block Course

2

Students can take ENG 122 and an additional GT-CO3 course instead of ENG 121 and ENG 122.

3

Requires prerequisite coursework: MAT 121 and MAT 122; see your academic advisor for specific information.

NOTE: You are strongly encouraged to seek academic advising prior to registration regarding the acceptability of online science courses if you anticipate transferring to a four-year institution or completing graduate work in the science or health professions. It should be noted that per Colorado Revised Statute §23-1-125(1)(e), general education courses taken online are guaranteed to satisfy core course (GT Pathways) requirements at all Colorado public institutions of higher education.