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AA Biology – Biological Sciences

Important Announcement: All Biology courses have new rubrics and numbers starting in Fall 2015

In today’s workplace most health care professionals are expected to have a solid science foundation in basic chemistry, human structure and function, and the microbial world. With a strong science background, students develop a basic understanding of the physical and physiological interrelationships which exist between organs, tissues, and cells and how microorganisms can be beneficial and sometimes harmful to humans. We prepare students for entry into allied health careers, such as nursing and dental hygiene.

A typical pathway for students who plan to go into nursing or dental hygiene is shown below. You must consult your desired nursing or dental hygiene program, the Transfer Center, and/or Counseling for the most up-to-date information.

Pre-Nursing & Pre-Dental Hygiene Pathway

Typical sequence for Pre-Nursing and Pre-Dental Hygiene

Courses Units
Biology 30: Introduction to College Biology
Strongly recommended: Math 65 or 65B and eligibility for English 1A
Biology 7A: General Human Anatomy
Prerequisites: Biology 30 (completed with a grade of 'C' or higher) and Eligibility for English 1A
Biology 7B: Human Physiology
Prerequisite: Chemistry 30A and BIO 7A (both completed with a grade of 'C' or higher). Strongly Recommended: Chemistry 30B, and eligibility for English 1A
Biology 7C: Microbiology
Prerequisite: Biology 30 and Chemistry 30A or Chemistry 1A, and English 1A [all completed with a grade of 'C' or higher]. Strongly Recommended: BIO 7A

Biology Department

Nan Ho
Dean of Math, Science, Engineering and Public Safety
Email Dean's Office

Jill Carbone
Biology Coordinator

Barbara Zingg

Ann Hight

Michal Shuldman

Darcy Ernst

Segal Boaz

Tri-Beta Honor Society

Biology Club

The primary goal of the Biology Club is to bring lovers of biology together. The Club is open to all students excited about making a difference, building friendships, serving the community, and exploring many opportunities for leadership and fun activities.

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