Biology

Program Description:  The Associate of Science degree in Biology is designed and intended primarily for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university. Within the constraints of the Core Curriculum, students take courses in biology, mathematics, chemistry, and physics common to most biology-related disciplines. Most students continue their studies in specialized areas after transferring to a university program in Biology, but the program also provides flexibility that accommodates students desiring only an associate degree or students with other interests.

Use this Program Map as an advising guide to choose courses with your advisor and track progress toward milestones and completion of the degree program. The map provides students a suggested course sequence to timely program completion.

SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER PROGRAM PLAN FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters  

Course Schedule    Course Descriptions
Semester 1 Min CR Notes

BIOL 1406 - Biology for Science Majors I *

(or BIOL 1411 General Botany)

4

Consult with an advisor to determine which introductory sequence

(BIOL 1406 / BIOL 1407 or BIOL 1411 / BIOL 1413) better suits the transfer plans and degree goals.

Field of Study/ Core
CHEM 1411 - General Chemistry I * 4 Field of Study/ Core
ARTS 1301 - Art Appreciation 3 Or select a course from the Creative Arts section of the core curriculum. Core
ENGL 1301 - English Composition I 3 Or select a different course such as ENGL 1302 or 2311 from Communications Core Curriculum Core
14 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 2

BIOL 1407 - Biology for Science Majors II *

(or BIOL 1413 - General Zoology)

4

Consult with an advisor to determine which introductory sequence

(BIOL 1406 / BIOL 1407 or BIOL 1411 / BIOL 1413) better suits the transfer plans and degree goals.

Field of Study/ Core
CHEM 1412 - General Chemistry II * 4 Field of Study/ Core
MATH 1316 - Plane Trigonometry 3 Or select a course from the Mathematics section of the core Curriculum Course list. Core
PHYS 1401 - College Physics I * 4 Field of Study/ Core
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 3
Restricted Biology Elective Or PHYS 1402 - College Physics II 3

The restricted biology elective must be chosen from among the following courses:

BIOL 2316, BIOL 2306, BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, or BIOL 2421.

GOVT 2305 - Federal Government 3 Core
HIST 1301 - United States History I 3 Or select from the American History section of the core curriculum. Core
ENGL 1302 - English Composition II 3 Or select ENGL 2311 - Technical Writing from Communications Core Curriculum Core
CHEM 2423 - Organic Chemistry I * 4 Field of Study
16 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 4
PHIL 1301 - Introduction to Philosophy 3 Or select a course from the Language, Philosophy and Culture section of the core curriculum. Core
ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics 3 Or select a course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences section of the core curriculum. Core
GOVT 2306 - Texas Government 3 Core
HIST 1302 - United States History II 3 Or select a course from the American History section of the core curriculum. Core
SPCH 1311 - Introduction to Speech Communication 3

Or select a different course from the Component Area Option section of the core curriculum.

Overflow hours earned from courses in Mathematics or Life and Physical Sciences are applied to the Component Area Option;

students with sufficient overflow hours may not need to take this 3-hour course.

Core
15 Program Semester Hours
ACHIEVEMENT: Completion of Associate of Science degree
Total Program Hours 60
*Field of Study Course in current Blinn inventory of courses also listed below.

Field of Study courses in the degree are required to be accepted by all Texas public institutions of higher
education and must be applied to the student’s degree program in Biology at that institution.

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Transfer Information

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Articulation Agreements

This Biology degree provides a pathway to transfer to a four-year college or university where students can earn a baccalaureate degree. Students are strongly encouraged to select a transfer destination by the time they have completed 30 semester credit hours. Students should consult with their chosen transfer institution regarding recommended courses that will transfer and be applied to their baccalaureate degree program.

For more information on program transfer information to four-year institutions visit Blinn’s transfer information site: https://www.blinn.edu/transfer-information 

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