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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Biological Science

Transfer
AS Degree in Biological Science
AS-T Degree in Biology

Biological Science Program
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378
Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264
Transfer information: www.assist.org
Department Office: TE 132 (530) 879-6106
Gary Lechner, Chair (530) 893-7416

About the Program
The transfer major listed here reflects the core lower division requirements for many CSU and UC campuses, particularly CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements.

AS Degree in Biological Science
The Biological Sciences transfer major is designed for students who plan to earn a bachelor's degree in Biology or a related field. This transfer major also serves as a basis for pre-medicine, pre-dentistry and pre-veterinarian students.

AS-T Degree in Biology
The Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer degree (AS-T in Biology) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Biology at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories.

To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.

Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog.


AS-T Degree in Biology 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Critically analyze and accurately express an understanding of scientific work in the context of the scientific method.
  • Demonstrate academic skills needed for success in biology after transfer.
  • Apply knowledge of fundamental biological principles such as evolution and taxonomy and ecological, physiological and molecular processes.
  • Correctly employ scientific techniques and correctly use scientific equipment.
Required courses for the major: 38 Units

Required Core:
BIOL 13 Cell and Molecular Biology Has prerequisite(s)5
List A:
CHEM 1 General Chemistry I Has prerequisite(s)5
CHEM 2 General Chemistry II Has prerequisite(s)5
PHYS 21 College Physics I Has prerequisite(s)4
OR


AS Degree in Biological Science 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Critically analyze and accurately express an understanding of scientific work in the context of the scientific method.
  • Demonstrate academic skills needed for success in biology after transfer.
  • Apply knowledge of fundamental biological principles such as evolution and taxonomy and ecological, physiological and molecular processes.
  • Correctly employ scientific techniques and correctly use scientific equipment.
Required courses for the major: 25 Units

BIOL 13 Cell and Molecular Biology Has prerequisite(s)5
CHEM 1 General Chemistry I Has prerequisite(s)5
CHEM 2 General Chemistry II Has prerequisite(s)5
The following courses articulate with course's required for CSU Chico's Biological Sciences major but are not required for the Butte College AS in Biological Science.
CHEM 21 Organic Chemistry I (5)Has prerequisite(s)
PHYS 21 College Physics I (4)Has prerequisite(s)
PHYS 22 College Physics II (4)Has prerequisite(s)
MATH 13 Survey of Calculus (4)Has prerequisite(s)

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