This program allows students to develop a degree plan with an emphasis in the biological sciences. Students must work closely with their transfer institutions and their SFCC advisers to ensure the best transition to four-year schools.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Formulate hypotheses used in scientific inquiry.
- Solve scientific problems experimentally,
conceptually and quantitatively.
- Demonstrate knowledge of concepts and information in the life sciences.
- Interpret and explain processes in living organisms from the molecular to the ecological scale.
- Apply evolutionary theory to biological problems.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (37 HRS. MIN.)
Communications (9 hrs.)
ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric (3)
ENGL 112 Composition and Literature (3)
ENGL 216 Technical Writing (3)
Any SPCH course (3)
Mathematics (4 hrs. min.)
MATH 121 College Algebra (4)
MATH 135 Introduction to Probability
and Statistics (3)
Laboratory Science (8 hrs.)
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 121L General Chemistry I Lab (1)
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 122L General Chemistry II Lab (1)
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6-9 hrs.)
Humanities and Fine Arts (6-9 hrs.)
The combined total of Social and Behavioral Sciences
and Humanities and Fine Arts areas should equal
15 credit hours.
Health and Wellness (1 hr.)
CORE REQUIREMENTS: (24 HRS. MIN.)
BIOL 201 Cell Biology (3)
BIOL 201L Cell Biology Lab (1)
BIOL 202 Genetics (3)
BIOL 202L Genetics Lab (1)
MATH 162 Calculus I (4)
MATH 180 Elements of calculus I (4)
PHYS 121 General Physics I (3)
PHYS 121L General Physics I Lab (1)
PHYS 122 General Physics II (3)
PHYS 122L General Physics II Lab (1)
Approved science elective (4)
RELATED REQUIREMENTS: (3 HRS. MIN.)
Approved electives (3)
Six credit hours of the A.A. and A.S. must come from an approved list of courses that satisfy the following requirements. These are not meant to be additional hours in the degree but are, instead, existing courses that satisfy the requirement and appear anywhere in the degree.
- Cultural Perspectives (3 credit hours)
- Sustainable Living (3 credit hours)
NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8.
TOTAL 64 CREDITS MIN.