Degrees & Certificates
Computational Biology AA
Effective Fall 2020
Computational Biology uses data analysis, mathematical modeling, and computational simulation techniques to understand complex biological systems. The Computational Biology degree provides coursework designed to train students entering careers that require the interpretation and analysis of large amounts of biological data. The objective of the degree is to acquire skills in computer science, biology and statistics that can be applied to bioinformatics. Career opportunities for students with an Associate of Arts in Computational Biology may include employment with pharmaceutical companies, scientific software companies, academic research and biotechnology companies. Students may also wish to transfer to a university for a BA/BS degree in Computational Biology, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, or related field. Students transferring to a university are recommended to meet with a counselor and contact their transfer institution as some universities require additional computer science courses.
Pharmaceutical companies, scientific software, companies biotechnology companies, and academic research.
|BIO 1C (Cell and Molecular Biology)||5|
|BIO 2A (Bioinformatics)||4|
|CHEM 1A (General College Chemistry I)||5|
|CS 7 (Introduction to Computer Programming Concepts)||3|
|MATH 40 (Statistics and Probability)||4|
|BIO 1A (General Botany)||5|
|BIO 1B (General Zoology)||5|
|Total Units in the Major||26|
|General Education Pattern||Total Units Required|
The Associate Degree is conferred upon those students who complete the required 60 or more semester units of the degree pattern with a grade-point average of 2.0 or better, of which 12 units must be earned at Las Positas College. In addition, students must complete a General Education pattern in order to earn a degree: see the Las Positas College General Education Pattern for Associate of Arts (AA) Degree, California State University General Education-Breadth, or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program, the optional course(s) taken, and the GE pattern selected. Elective units are degree applicable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.