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 and applies ONLY to students entering the program beginning fall 2019. 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
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
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
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
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.