Biology-Option

Science and Mathematics, Associate in Science

This option is designed for students who wish to major in biology and who plan to transfer into the junior year of pre-professional programs such as ecology, biology, pharmacy, chiropractics, medical, dental, mortuary, horticulture, veterinary and education. It is appropriate for technician-level job opportunities when two years of academic preparation in biology is required.

It is strongly recommended that students entering the program have a minimum of one year of high school biology, chemistry and mathematics at an advanced level. Electives should be selected based on the student's interest, the requirements of the transfer institution or technician-level vocation opportunities. Basic Skills requirements must be met before entering into the program. Some courses require prerequisites; check course descriptions.

For additional information, contact faculty advisor, Dennis Huey, at (609) 343-5014/huey@atlantic.edu; or facutly advisor, Barbara Heard, at (609) 343-5012/bheard@atlantic.edu; or contact area coordinator, Amy Shelton, at (609)343-4973/ashelton@atlantic.edu.

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate safe laboratory practices;
  • Apply the scientific method in experimentation, to accurately record experimental results, interpret the data and draw valid conclusions;
  • Differentiate between results obtained through correct application of the scientific method and pseudoscience;
  • List and define the vocabulary unique to biology;
  • Explain and describe basic biological concepts;
  • Utilize technological advances and scientific literature to promote continued self-learning.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
When a general education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
ENGL101-Composition I
3
ENGL102-Composition II
3
MATH155-Calculus I
5
BIOL109-General Biology I
4
General Education Science course
4
General Education Social Science course
3
Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110
3
General Education Humanities course
3
General Education course
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
31
PROGRAM COURSES
BIOL110-General Biology II
4
CHEM110-General Chemistry I
4
CHEM111-General Chemistry II
4
CHEM210-Organic Chemistry I
4
PROGRAM ELECTIVES - 12 credits minimum
Choose three: BIOL203, CHEM211, MATH152, MATH156, MATH255 (PHYS125, PHYS126, PHYS225 or PHYS226-See advisor for best option.)  
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
28
Free electives
5

Computer Literacy

Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing out, or reviewed departmental portfolio.

0
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE:
64
(BIOL) EFFECTIVE FALL 2008