Biology - A.S. Degree

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This program is designed for students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution, majoring in Biology or a related science.

According to the National Research Council, students should be able to demonstrate that:

  • Science is an evidence-based way of thinking about the natural world and understanding how it operates.
  • Science is a process with rules of operation that allow our understanding of the natural world to evolve.
  • Science is based on reproducible evidence and observations that contain uncertainties.
  • The sciences are related to each other, mathematics, and everyday life.
  • Science is driven by globalization, technology, and new instrumentation and measurement tools.
  • Scientific meanings of theory and law are different than popular meanings.

Thank you for choosing Sussex County Community College as the place to begin your education. We pride ourselves on giving you the individualized attention you need to be successful.

Once you have been accepted, choose the correct path with, What Type of Student are you? This will give you the important Steps to follow from application to registration.

Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their associate degree in two years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their own plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
COLL101 Foundations for Success 3
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
MATH110 Pre-Calculus I** 3
BIOS110 Biology I 4
CHEM110 College Chemistry I 4
Total Semester Credits
17
Spring - First Year
ENGL102 English Composition II 3
MATH108 Statistics 3
BIOS112 Biology II 4
CHEM112 College Chemistry II 4
Total Semester Credits
14
Fall - Second Year
BIOS124 Ecology 4
BIOS130 Introduction to Botany 4
COMS110 Computer Concepts & Applications 3
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits
14
Spring - Second Year
BIOS210 Microbiology 4
BIOS000 Option Elective* 4
GHMN000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
COLL210 Capstone for Biological and Clinical Sciences 1
Total Semester Credits
15
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
60

*General Education & Elective courses: Choose from the list of approved courses in the College Catalog.

**Students testing higher than MATH110 on the CLM test may take MATH111, MATH112, MATH113, MATH114 or MATH213 to satisfy this math requirement

Students may choose to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college-level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time.

The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.