Biology, Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T)
The Biological Sciences major is designed to provide a strong foundation for students interested in life’s structures and functions from perspectives of molecules and cells, organisms and populations, and ecology and evolution.
|BIOL 101||Plant Biology 1||4|
|BIOL 102||Animal Biology 1||5|
|BIOL 103||Cell Biology 1||5.5|
|CHEM 155||General Chemistry I 1||5|
|CHEM 156||General Chemistry II 1||5|
|MATH 150||Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 1||5|
|or MATH 130||Calculus for Biological Sciences, Social Sciences and Business I|
|PHYS 105||General Physics 1||4|
|or PHYS 110||Introductory Physics|
|PHYS 106||General Physics||4|
|or PHYS 111||Introductory Physics|
These courses fulfill an IGETC requirement. Visit www.assist.org or http://articulation.sbcc.edu for a complete list of IGETC requirements.
The Associate Degree will be awarded upon completion of both department and college requirements. These include:
- Complete all department requirements with a “C” or better or “P” in each course. Candidates for an Associate Degree are required to complete at least 20% of the department requirements through SBCC.
- Complete a general education option (Option 1: SBCC General Education and Institutional and Information Competency; Option 2: IGETC; Option 3: CSU GE Breadth). General Education options allowed for each Associate Degree program vary. Refer to http://www.sbcc.edu/apply/degrees_certificates.php for a list of General Education options for each SBCC Associate Degree program;
- Other graduation requirements as outlined on the Graduation Requirements page.
- Articulate the principles of evolutionary theory, the history of its development, and the role that evolution plays in the continuity and diversity of life.
- Summarize and illustrate an understanding of the development of the organism, from fertilization to the adult form.
- Explain and apply fundamental ecological principles, from populations to communities through ecosystems, and the geographical distribution of life on Earth.
- Communicate the unifying principles governing the organization of organisms, from molecules to populations.
- Compare and contrast organismal diversity and life histories, including nomenclature, taxonomy and systematics.
- Characterize fundamental metabolic pathways, describe bioenergetics, and relate the interdependence of these pathways.
- Demonstrate understanding of the structure and function of tissues, organs and organ systems, describing interrelationships and mechanisms of their integration to support the whole, functioning organism and the underlying causes of dysfunction.
- Describe and connect the role of DNA in regulating cell activity to its importance as the basis of inheritance, evolution and biotechnology.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the basic methods, instrumentation and quantitative analytical skills used to conduct biological research, including fundamental methods of microscopy, animal and plant dissection, and molecular and cellular biology.
- Produce original research reports and review papers in a standard scientific format based on laboratory, field experiments and literature searches that include critical quantitative and qualitative evaluation of data to effectively communicate results, interpretations and concepts.