Biology Transfer Option
Associate in Science Science, Engineering and Mathematics - Biology and Chemistry
Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:
- Describe the structure and function of living cells and explain how their cellular components and biochemistry interact in the metabolic pathways that define life.
- Relate cellular reproduction to the theories and concepts of genetics to explain inheritance.
- Relate the concepts of evolutionary theory to explain adaptations, speciation, the diversity of life, and the interactions of living organisms in the biosphere.
- Apply currently accepted biological, chemical, physical and mathematical concepts to investigate problems and ideas presented in advanced biological study.
- Apply the concepts of scientific inquiry to investigate biological observations by formulating hypotheses, designing and conducting experiments, analyzing, evaluating, and interpreting experimental data, and developing evidence-based conclusion.
- Search and retrieve peer-reviewed information from scientific journals and other sources and provide proper credit when the information is used in their own scientific reporting.
- Evaluate the credibility of sources of scientific information presented by the general media and the Internet.
- Clearly express the procedures used, data collected, and conclusions obtained in his or her written or oral presentation of a scientific investigation.
- Apply laboratory safety protocols in using the equipment, technology, and techniques that are commonly used in laboratory or field investigations.
- Apply evidence-based science in addressing personal and global issues.
This option will allow students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to seek a bachelor’s degree in biology or biochemistry. Students can then continue their studies in the fields of physiology, ecology, cell biology, biotechnology, genetics, botany, zoology, microbiology, biochemistry, or wildlife conservation.