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  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Chesapeake College Catalog

Biological Sciences Degree A.S. (221)


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

Award:  Associate of Science Degree

Program Mission: The Chesapeake College Biological Science degree prepares students for transfer to a four-year institution to continue preparation for professional careers in the biological sciences, medical and health service fields, research, industry, and education.                   

Program Description:  The Associate of Science degree in Biological Science is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution to continue preparation for professional careers in the biological sciences, medical and health service fields, research, industry, and education. The program of study is structured around a comprehensive core curriculum that includes principles of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and electives in anatomy and physiology, microbiology, chemistry, physics, and specialized biology courses. This plan allows students to develop a strong foundation of knowledge in varied fields of study: Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Evolutionary Biology, or Ecology. The curriculum is designed for students with college-level preparation in mathematics and demands significant practical, technical and communication skills.  Learning takes place in the classroom, the laboratory, the field, and the library/academic support centers.   Students should consult with an academic advisor in planning an appropriate program.

Program Goals:  The Biological Sciences degree program will:

  • Facilitate proficiency in the content knowledge and skills for the College’s general education competencies.
  • Provide a broad education in disciplines that form a strong foundation for the biological sciences and challenges students to acquire appropriate competencies in content knowledge and application skills.
  • Prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution to continue preparation for professional careers in the biological sciences, medical and health service fields, research, industry, and education.

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

  • Describe and explain foundational concepts in biological science.
  • Perform basic laboratory skills necessary to collect, analyze, and interpret scientific data.
  • Use the scientific method to develop, organize, execute, and interpret experiments in a logical manner.
  • Communicate scientific concepts effectively in oral and written English.
  • Practice professional integrity and competency integral to professional careers in the biological sciences, medical and health service fields, research, industry, and education.

 

 

Program Requirements


[Courses Appear in Recommended Sequence.]

Fall Semester II


  • SOC SCI  - Social Behavioral Science (G.Ed.)  3 credits

  • ART/HUM - Arts/Humanities (G.Ed.) 3 credits

  • PROG - Prog Elective (Group Ia or Ib) 3-4 credits

  • PROG - Program Elective (Group II) 4 credits

  • PED 103 - Wellness for Life 3 credits

Spring Semester II


  • SOC SCI - Social Behavioral Science (G.Ed.) 3 credits

  • PROG - Program Elective (Group Ia or Ib) 3-4 credits

  • PROG - Program Elective (Group II) 4 credits

  • IDC 201+ - The Nature of Knowledge 3 credits

MIN Credits 59


Minimum Required Credits:  59*

Note : 60 credits


*NOTE: Students must reach 60 credits through their selection of program electives in order to graduate from the program

Math Pre-req


Math Prerequisites:  CHM 121 has a math pre- or corequisite of MAT 113 or MAT 115.  Students without prior preparation in math will need to complete MAT 113 or MAT 115 as their Elective (Group 1a) requirement in Fall Semester I.

Program Electives


Program Electives:  Students should select elective courses based upon their areas of interest.  Please note the applicable mathematics prerequisites for each course.

Elective Group Ia


Social/Behavioral Science (G.Ed.) Electives


Can be satisfied by any of the following courses (not otherwise included as a program requirement):

Prerequisites/Corequisites


+ See course description for details.

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