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 .