Sep 20, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, AS with Designation


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Additional information available on the Biology Department website.

Recommended basic skills standards are

The study of biology prepares one for a variety of fields including the traditional ones–biology teacher, doctor, nurse, or conservationist. New fields have developed in several life science areas such as paramedicine, cellular biology, wildlife management, and forestry. It is strongly recommended that students consult with an advisor for the specific requirements in these fields.

Students are strongly encouraged to seek academic advising prior to registration regarding the acceptability of online science courses if they anticipate transferring to a four-year institution or completing graduate work in the sciences or health professions. It should be noted that per Colorado Revised Statute, §23-1-125(1)(e), general education courses taken online are guaranteed to satisfy core course (GT Pathways) requirements at all Colorado public institutions of higher education.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Biology program, students should be able to:

  • Explain information presented in mathematical forms (e.g., equations, graphs, diagrams, tables, words)
  • Convert information into and between various mathematical forms (e.g., equations, graphs, diagrams, tables, words)
  • Select or develop elements of the methodology or theoretical framework to solve problems
  • Examine evidence to identify patterns, differences, similarities, limitations, and/or implications related to the focus
  • Utilize multiple representations to interpret the data
  • State a conclusion based on findings
  • Demonstrate proper laboratory techniques and safe practices

Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Full list of requirements can be found at Associate of Science Degrees, AS .

Written Communication


Six (6) credit hours

Mathematics


Five (5) credit hours

History


Three (3) credit hours.

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Six (6) credit hours.

Natural and Physical Sciences


Ten (10) credit hours

Additional Required Courses


Twenty (20) credit hours

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving four-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

Electives


Four (4) credit hours selected from the AS approved course list can be found at Approved Elective Course List for AS Degrees .

Total Credit Hours: 60


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