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Catalog 2013-2014 
Catalog 2013-2014 [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.

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Career Opportunities:

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

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will...

  1. Demonstrate effective writing skills in technical subjects
  2. Demonstrate scientific and analytic reasoning
  3. Collect geological, physical and chemical data
  4. Analyze and interpret biological, physical and chemical data
  5. Apply mathematics in the analysis and interpretation of biological, physical and chemical data
  6. Demonstrate the formation of hypotheses and construction of experiments using scientific reasoning

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and 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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