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    Palo Alto College
   
 
  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
Palo Alto College Schedule/Catalog 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog]

Biology: Associate of Science, concentration in Biology


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The Associate of Science, Advising Guide for Biology provides students with a broad foundation in preparation for professional careers in industry, government agencies, health care, and education. Students will be exposed to a solid foundation of scientific methodology and the fundamental principles of Biology. Students are encouraged to contact the institution to which they plan to transfer for specific requirements in Mathematics and the Sciences.

Palo Alto College has signed several 2+2 articulation agreements with area colleges and universities. Students following these degree plans should consult with a faculty advisor for guidance. Students interested in pursuing the field of Veterinary Medicine should follow the TAMU/PAC 2+2 Biomedical Sciences degree plan.

Degree Requirements (Total Credit Hours 60)


Communications (10) Core - 2 courses (6 credit hours)


Mathematics (20) Core - 1 course (4 credit hours)


Life and Physical Sciences (30) Core - 2 courses (8 credit hours)


Language, Philosophy & Culture (40) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


            Select 1 course from the Language, Philosophy & Culture (40) Core 

Creative Arts (50) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


            Select 1 course from the Creative Arts (50) Core 

American History (60) Core - 2 courses (6 credit hours)


            Select 2 courses from the American History (60) Core 

Government/Political Science (70) Core - 2 courses (6 credit hours)


            Select 2 courses from the Government/Political Science (70) Core 

Social and Behavioral Sciences (80) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


Select 1 course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences (80) Core   

Additional Language, Philosophy and Culture (90) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


            Select 1 course from Additional Language, Philosophy and Culture (90) Core 

NOTES:


Students pursuing an Associates of Science are strongly encouraged to take calculus.

*MATH 1414 is a REQUIRED prerequisite for both MATH 2412 and CHEM 1411

**Students should check with the university to which they plan to transfer to confirm the upper level math requirement and to ensure that appropriate courses are selected at Alamo Colleges that will apply to the baccalaureate degree. Pre-requisite math courses may be required for students to register for these math courses.

A course may be used only once to fulfill degree requirements.

The student is encouraged to carefully examine requirements at the transfer institution.  Requirements vary from institution to institution and can change from one year to the next.

***Students should check with the transfer university regarding the best upper level science credits to take for seamless transfer.

CIP Code: 26.0101
Major Code: BIOL

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