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Biology AS

Transfer Degree Description

Do you have an endless sense of curiosity and a desire to understand how things work? Those are traits you share with many of the scientists and doctors who are focused on finding cures for life-threatening diseases and developing life-saving vaccines. A background in Biology, or the study of all living things, is a strong foundation for careers in many fields, including medicine, medical research, healthcare, forensics, and environmental conservation. A Biology program will help you learn scientific methods and evidence-based approaches for collecting and interpreting data about people, plants, animals, and other living organisms.

An associate degree in Biology can lead to a wide array of professional roles, including molecular biologist, lab technician, genetic counselor, forensic investigator, or environmental scientist. This degree is transferable to universities offering a bachelor’s degree in Biology.

Students should work closely with their advisor and contact their transfer institution choices for more specific transfer information.


Degree Pathway

Year One

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ENG 121
CHE 111
BIO 111
MAT 201

English Composition I
General College Chemistry I
General College Biology I
Calculus I: MA1

3
5
5
5

 

ENG 122               
CHE 112              
BIO 112
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English Composition II 
General College Chemistry II  
General College Biology II 
Arts and Humanities 

 

3
5
5
3

 

Year Two

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

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PHY 111
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COM 115 
   or
COM 125

Arts and Humanities
Physics: Algebra-Based I/Lab:SC1
Social and Behavioral Science
Public Speaking
   or
Interpersonal Communications

3
5                 
3
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3
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HIS
PHY 112
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History
Physics Algebra-based II/Lab:SC1
Social/Behavioral Science
Elective>

 

3
5
3
1

 

Transfer Degree ADVISING SHEET

 

*If a student should need to take remedial and/or pre-requisite courses they are not included in this degree plan.

*Some courses may not be offered at Otero but available with CCCOnline.

 

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