Biological Sciences: Medical Professions Option
Associate in Science - Biology and Chemistry Department
|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES|
|Academic Discourse||ENG111||3||ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Quantitative Problem Solving||Area satisfied by program|
|Community and Cultural Contexts||Any course from this area||3|
|Scientific Reasoning||Area satisfied by program|
|Creative Work||Any course from this area||3|
|Elective||Any course from: Scientific Reasoning, Community/Cultural Contexts, Creative Work, or Elective Areas||3|
|General Biology I/Lab||BIO195||4||ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 and MAT194 or placement|
|General Biology II/Lab||BIO196||4||BIO195|
|Cell Biology/Lab||BIO207||4||BIO120 and BIO195 or BIO195 and BIO196 or Chair approval|
|Calculus I||MAT281||4||MAT197 or placement|
|General Chemistry I/Lab||CHM201||4||C+ in MAT197 or MAT281 as co-req and ENG111; see note*|
|General Chemistry II/Lab||CHM202||4||CHM201|
|Organic Chemistry/Lab I||CHM251||4||CHM202 and ENG112|
|General Physics I/Lab or College Physics I/lab||PHY201 or PHY251||4||Prerequisite for PHY201: MAT197, prerequisite for PHY251: MAT281|
|General Physics II/Lab or College Physics II/Lab||PHY202 or PHY252||4||Prerequisite for PHY202: PHY201, prerequisites for PHY252: PHY251 and pre/co-req MAT282; see note*|
|OPTION ELECTIVES (Choose 3)|
|Anatomy/Phys I/Lab||BIO203||4||Prerequisite BIO105, BIO108, or BIO195 with a minimum grade of C or better|
|Organic Chemistry/Lab II||CHM252||4||CHM251|
|Genetics and Lab||BIO208||4||BIO196 or Chair approval|
|Microbiology/Lab||BIO205||4||BIO195 or BIO203; either course must have a minimum grade of C or better|
|Interpretation and Presentation of Scientific Research||SCI221||3||Complete Two: BIO195 or above, CHM201 or above, PHY201 or above, and/or ENR101 or above or Chair approval|
|Total Credits||60 - 63|
The A.S. Biological Sciences program offers three degree options: Medical Professions, Biology Transfer, and Biotechnology. Each option prepares students for employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Each option engages students in industry-level, inquiry based laboratory activities in order to develop and strengthen their critical thinking as well as their industry skills. Students should enroll in the Medical Professions option if they plan to pursue admission to programs in the medical or health professions. Students should choose the Biology Transfer option if they plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue study in the non-health fields within Biological Sciences. Students should enroll in the Biotechnology option if they plan to pursue a career in biotechnology and lab science.
This option provides students with the technical coursework and laboratory experiences that enable them to successfully transfer and pursue a career in the medical professions including medical, veterinary, pharmacy, physical therapy, and physician’s assistant programs. Students should tailor this option by choosing electives based on the requirements of the programs to which they plan to apply. BHCC has articulation agreements with UMass Boston, UMass Amherst and UMass Lowell, enabling Biology Transfer graduates to enroll in any one of these universities as juniors, without losing credits.
This option will allow students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to seek a bachelor’s degree to pursue a career in the health professions. Students should enroll in this option if they plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue admission to programs in medical, veterinary, pharmacy, physician’s assistant, or physical therapy professions.
Upon Completion of this Program, Graduates will be able to:
- Use currently accepted biological, chemical, and physical concepts to investigate problems and ideas presented in advanced study related to health and medicine.
- Use biological concepts to evaluate their own science related concerns such as personal health or health careers.
- Use laboratory technology, equipment and techniques to investigate scientific problems critically and safely using proper scientific methods.
- Use molecular and cellular laboratory techniques that are commonly used in Biotechnology and Medicine.
- Explain the major concepts of cell structure, function and cellular processes that are key to life.