Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College

Biology Transfer Option

Associate in Science Science, Engineering and Mathematics - Biology and Chemistry

This curriculum map contains the new General Education Requirements. Current students should log in to BHCC Self-Service to review their specific program requirements or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Semester 1 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
ENG-111 College Writing I
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Academic Discourse.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

GenEd-CCC Community & Cultural Contexts
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Community & Cultural Contexts.

(Formerly Areas 2 an 3)

Choose a course from the Community & Cultural Contexts Menu

MAT-281 Calculus I
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: MAT-197 or placement; see semester advising note

BIO-195 General Biology I/Lab
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and RDG-095 or ESL-098 and MAT-194

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
ENG-112 College Writing II
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Research Writing.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisite: ENG-111

GenEd-E General Education Elective
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for General Education Elective.

Choose a course from the General Education Scientific Reasoning, Community/Cultural Contexts, Creative Work or Elective Menus.

GenEd-CW Creative Work
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Creative Work.

(Formerly Area 6)

Choose a course from the Creative Work Menu

BIO-196 General Biology II/Lab
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: BIO-195

CHM-201 General Chemistry I/Lab
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Students must complete MAT197 with a C+ or better before taking CHM201 

Prerequisites: MAT-197 and ENG-111

Total Credits:
Semester 3 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
BIO-207 Cell Biology/Lab
4

Prerequisites: BIO-120 and BIO-195 or BIO-195 and BIO-196 or Chair approval.

CHM-202 General Chemistry II/Lab
4

Prerequisite: CHM-201

PHY-251 College Physics I/Lab
PHY-201 General Physics/Lab
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite for PHY-251: MAT-281

Prerequisite for PHY-201: MAT-197

Elective Option Elective
3-4

Elective Options:

  • BIO-120 Introduction to Biotechnology
  • BIO-210 Population Biology
  • BIO-211 Environmental Microbiology/Lab
  • BIO-261 Advanced Lab Techniques in Biotechnology
  • BIO-262 Principles of Molecular Biotechnology
  • CHM-251 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM-252 Organic Chemistry II
  • MAT-181 Statistics I
  • MAT-282 Calculus II
  • SCI-121 Interpretation and Presentation of Scientific Research
  • HON-200 Honors Seminar
Total Credits:
Semester 4 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
BIO-208 Genetics/Lab
4

Prerequisites: BIO-196 or Chair approval

PHY-252 College Physics II/Lab
PHY-202 General Physics II/Lab
4

Prerequisites for PHY-252: PHY-251; Pre/co-requisite: MAT-282

Prerequisites for PHY-202: PHY-201

Elective-1 Option Elective
3-4

Elective Options:

  • BIO-120 Introduction to Biotechnology
  • BIO-210 Population Biology
  • BIO-211 Environmental Ecology/Lab
  • BIO-261 Advanced Lab Techniques in Biotechnology
  • BIO-262 Principles of Molecular Biotechnology
  • CHM-251 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM-252 Organic Chemistry II
  • MAT-181 Statistics
  • MAT-282 Calculus II
  • SCI-221 Interpretation and Presentation of Scientific Research
  • HON-200 Honors Seminar
Elective-2 Option Elective
3-4

Elective Options:

  • BIO-120 Introduction to Biotechnology
  • BIO-210 Population Biology
  • BIO-211 Environmental Ecology/Lab
  • BIO-261 Advanced Lab Techniques in Biotechnology
  • BIO-262 Principles of Molecular Biotechnology
  • CHM-251 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM-252 Organic Chemistry II
  • MAT-181 Statistics
  • MAT-282 Calculus II
  • SCI-221 Interpretation and Presentation of Scientific Research
  • HON-200 Honors Seminar
Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: November 14, 2019

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.

Career Outlook

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.