Biology

Associate in Science

This degree can lead to a baccalaureate degree in biology at accredited colleges and universities.  It is appropriate for students interested in pre-professional programs, such as, biology, ecology, pharmacy, chiropractics, medical, dental, mortuary science, horticulture, veterinary and education.  It may also apply to technician-level job opportunities when two years of academic preparation in biology are required.  Electives should be selected based on the student’s interest, the requirements of the transfer institution or technical-level vocation opportunities.  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.  Some courses require prerequisites; check course descriptions.

For additional information, contact faculty advisor, Barbara Heard, at (609) 343-5012/bheard@atlantic.edu, or contact area coordinator, James Sacchinelli, at (609)343-4943/jsacchin@atlantic.edu.

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate safe and environmentally friendly practices in a laboratory setting;
  • Apply the scientific method in experimentation, collection and interpretation of data;
  • Demonstrate proper use of laboratory equipment to make observations and to obtain data;
  • Learn proper handling of living and preserved specimens;
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of biology through a combination of lectures and laboratories.

 

Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 30 credits
When a general education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
Communication (6 credits)  
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL102-Composition II
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (12 credits)  
    MATH155-Calculus I
4
    BIOL109-General Biology I
4
    General Education Science course
4
Social Science (3 credits)  
    General Education Social Science course
3
Humanities (6 credits)  
    Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110
3
    General Education Humanities course
3
General Education Elective (3 credits)  
    General Education course
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
30
PROGRAM COURSES - 28 credits
 
    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, BIOL205, CHEM211, MATH152,     MATH156, MATH255 (PHYS125, PHYS126, PHYS225 or PHYS226-See advisor for best option.)  
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
28
FREE ELECTIVES - 5 credits
5

Computer Literacy: 0-3 credits

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

0
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE:
63
(BIOG) EFFECTIVE FALL 2016  
RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES
First Semester
BIOL109 General Biology I 4
CHEM110 General Chemistry I 4
ENGL101 Composition I 3
MATH155 Calculus I 4
Second Semester
BIOL110 General Biology II 4
CHEM111 General Chemistry II 4
ENGL102 Composition II 3
Choose Program Elective 4
Third Semester
CHEM210 Organic Chemistry I 4
Gen Ed Humanities course 3
Gen Ed Science course 4
Choose General Ed course 3
Choose Program Elective 4
Fourth Semester
Gen Ed Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110 3
Gen Ed Social Science course 3
Choose Free Elective 3
Choose Program Elective 4