ASNSM in Biology

The Associate in Science in Natural Sciences and Mathematics (ASNSM) degree in Biology emphasizes general education and is designed to provide a basis for transfer into the Bachelor of Arts degree program in Biology. This 60-credit program develops an understanding of biological principles which underlie all living things, instills a sense of inquiry, and sharpens analytical thinking skills.

ASNSM in Biology Credit Distribution

Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 42
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
  • College Mathematics
  • Electives in Intellectual and Practical Skills
B. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
  • Ethics or Diversity Elective
C. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 18
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Introduction to the option
  • Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences or Interdisciplinary Elective
II. Area of Study: Biology 18
A. Introductory Courses (required) 8
  • General Biology with Lab (one year; usually 8 credits)OR
  • Botany with Lab (one semester; usually 4 credits) and
  • Zoology with Lab (one semester usually 4 credits)
B. Theory and Concepts (required) 10
Select three of the following:
  • Anatomy and Physiology (3)
  • Cell Biology(3)
  • Biochemistry(3)
  • Ecology (3)
  • Evolution(3)
  • Genetics(3)
  • Microbiology(3)
  • Molecular Biology(3)
  • Physiology(3)
Total 60

Transfer Your Credit

Have you attended college before? If so, you may be able to transfer credits earned at other regionally accredited colleges or universities. The College also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit - all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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