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2013-2014 Chesapeake College Catalog 
2013-2014 Chesapeake College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts and Sciences, A.A. Area of Emphasis in Biology (202)

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This program of study meets all the General Education Requirements at Chesapeake College.

Award: Associate of Arts Degree

Program Mission: The Chesapeake College Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree–Area of Emphasis in Biology provides students with general education and content knowledge to transfer to a four-year institution for further study in the field of biology.

Program Description: The following Area of Emphasis is applicable to the Liberal Arts and Sciences Associate of Arts Degree Program (200) and is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate program within this emphasis. The courses listed under this Area of Emphasis are not required for graduation unless designated as a Liberal Arts and Sciences program requirement as listed in the 200 program curriculum. Students should note the General Education (G.Ed.) requirements and become familiar with the major requirements of the intended transfer institution. Students should also consult with an academic advisor in making specific course selections.

Program Goals: The Liberal Arts and Sciences–Area of Emphasis in Biology will:

  • Facilitate proficiency in content knowledge and skills for each of the College’s general education competencies.
  • Provide students with knowledge of the basic principles of biology.
  • Provide students with a broad education in the disciplines that form the foundation of human knowledge.
  • Prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution.

Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply the essential principles and concepts of the life sciences.
  • Apply appropriate instrumentation and proper laboratory technique to an identified biological experiment.
  • Define, investigate, and analyze biological issues and present findings that combine text and graphic illustrations in a meaningful format.
  • Apply scientific concepts to real-life situations.
  • Apply the fundamental principles for effective and appropriate communication, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
  • Analyze the arts and humanities in historical and cultural context.
  • Explain the process of scientific reasoning and apply scientific principles.
  • Apply critical and analytical thinking skills in problem-solving.
  • Explain and accurately perform mathematical operations to demonstrate problem-solving skills.
  • Analyze social science or history methodologies and explain the causes and consequences of human actions.

Contact Person: Mr. Greg Farley

Program Requirements:

[Courses Appear in Recommended Sequence.]

Minimum Required Credits: 67

Natural Science Electives can be satisfied by:

Social/Behavioral Science Electives (G.Ed.) can be satisfied by:

two of the following courses with different prefixes:

Social Science Electives can be satisfied by:

Any course in ANT, ECN, GEO, HIS, POL, PSC, SOC.


♦ Must be taken within the first 12 hours unless exempted by meeting established standards.

+ Prerequisite or corequisite. See course description for details.

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