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 advisors, Dennis Huey, at (609) 343-5014/huey@atlantic.edu or 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
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
(BIOG) EFFECTIVE FALL 2014