Total units for the Associate in Science Degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.0: 60 units
Required Core Courses minimum grade 2.0: 32 Units

Course Number Course Title Total Units
BIOL-1  BIOL-1 Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology4
BIOL-4 BIOL-4 Principles of Evolutionary, Organismal and Ecological Biology5
CHEM-1A  CHEM-1A General Chemistry I5
CHEM-1B  CHEM-1B General Chemistry II5
MATH-1A  MATH-1A Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5
PHYS 2A  PHYS 2A General College Physics I4
PHYS2B  PHYS2B General College Physics II4

Completion of either the CSU STEM (33 units) or IGETC
STEM (31 units)
Remaining Units to total 60 Units may be selected from
courses numbered 1-4

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Associate in Science Degree in Biology for Transfer the student will be able to:
1. Apply the scientific method by stating a question; researching the topic; determining appropriate tests; performing tests; collecting, analyzing, and presenting data; and finally proposing new questions about the topic.
2. Apply critical thinking to the examination of the principles of biology, chemistry, and physics using proper laboratory techniques and procedures.
3. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the language, laws, theories and processes that are essential to the understanding of the structure of matter and how the structure determines its physical and chemical properties.
4. Describe the structure and function of molecular and cellular components and explain how they interact in a living cell.
5. Describe how cells interact to develop tissues and organs and how these contribute to a functional organism.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of the mechanisms driving evolution and describe similarities and differences of the major taxonomic groups.
7. Describe how organisms interact with one another, and to their environment and are able to explain interactions at the population and community levels.