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2016-2017 College Catalog 
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, A.S.

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The study of biology includes courses designed to help students acquaint themselves with the structure and function of living organisms and to appreciate some of the ecological relationships existing in the world of life. The biology courses required in this program parallel those found at four-year institutions and should transfer without difficulty. Students must successfully complete core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Recommended courses are designed to aid students in completing their four-year degrees. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements at Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog.

Distribution Requirements

Students should refer to the Graduation Requirements .

Total Distribution Requirements: 31-34 Credits

Eight hours of Science are fulfilled by taking Core Courses.

Core Courses (Required)

Eight hours of Science are fulfilled by taking Core Courses.

Total Core Courses: 12-14 Credits

Recommended Transfer and General Electives

General Electives selected in consultation with advisor.

Track I and Track II courses are designed to fulfill degree requirements at different four-year institutions.

Recommended General Electives for either Track

Total Transfer and General Electives: 16-20 Credits

Minimum Credits for Degree = 64

Biology Education

For secondary education, to facilitate transfer to a four-year college as a junior, students planning to become middle school or high school biology teachers are encouraged to complete programs in both Secondary Education and Biology. Consult your advisor every semester when selecting courses.

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