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Catalog 2012-2013 
Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Arts and Sciences: Biological Sciences, AA

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No. of Credits: 60
Contact: W. Montgomery, Chair, Biological and Physical Sciences Division; M. Osterhouse, Program Coordinator

This associate of arts transfer option** is designed for part- and full-time students with a specific academic and/or professional interest in the areas of biology, botany, zoology, anatomy and physiology, ecology, microbiology, and genetics. This option introduces this discipline within the context of allied subject areas, preparing students for specific concentration at a four-year Maryland state college or university.  Students planning to transfer to the University of Maryland College Park are advised to take PHY 1210 , PHY 1210L  and PHY 2200 , PHY 2200L .

The following is a sample list of occupations for which such a concentration might be appropriate: horticulturist, chiropractor, dentist, pharmacist, podiatrist, veterinarian, agricultural scientist, forester, conservation scientist, biologist, pharmacologist, oceanographer, optometrist, physician.

**Program options are listed under Programs of Study in this catalog.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.

Career Opportunities:

agricultural scientist, biologist, chiropractor, conservation scientist, dentist, forester, horticulturist, oceanographer, optometrist, pharmacist, podiatrist, physician, veterinarian

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Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. Developmental and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Students should consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor for individual program planning.

Communication (3 credits)


Social/behavioral science (3 credits)



***The two “social/behavioral sciences” courses required for this degree must be from two different disciplines.


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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