BIOLOGY

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department:Biology

School(s): Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

CIP Code: 26.0101
MCC Program Code: LSB1
NYSED Code (BRI): 37136
Admissions
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Description
The Biology program is recommended for individuals with a strong interest in biology-related fields. The purpose of the Biology program is to prepare students for transfer to a four-year university with junior status. The curriculum provides students with a broad based biology education enabling them to explore a variety of biological science disciplines before declaring the field they will pursue. Because of the rigor associated with this program, a potential student should not only have demonstrated a desire for the biological sciences, but also successfully completed a variety of science-intensive high school courses in areas such as, biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics.

Students who plan to complete this program in two years should have, 1) Completed high school biology with a grade of B or higher and a Regents biology examination score of 80 or higher OR completed Biology 120 at MCC with a grade of "C" or higher, 2) Regents chemistry examination score of 70 or higher OR Chemistry 145 at MCC with a grade of "C" or higher, 3) English placement at the English 101 level or higher, 4) Math placement at the level 9 OR MTH 165 at MCC with a grade of "C" or higher.
(Housed in the Biology Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1) Summarize major biological concepts common to college-level study of the discipline.
2) Communicate effectively concepts related to college-level study of the biological sciences.
3) Apply the scientific method to questions common to the biological sciences.
4) Apply biological concepts to solve biology-oriented problems.
5) Evaluate scientific information.
6) Perform biological laboratory or field techniques correctly while meeting safety standards

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Students who plan to complete this program in two years should have, 1) Completed high school biology with a grade of B or higher and a Regents biology examination score of 80 or higher OR completed Biology 120 at MCC with a grade of "C" or higher, 2) Regents chemistry examination score of 70 or higher OR Chemistry 145 at MCC with a grade of "C" or higher, 3) English placement at the English 101 level or higher, 4) Math placement at the level 9 OR Math 165 at MCC with a grade of "C" or higher or permission of the Monroe Community College Biology Department. Recommended high school courses: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, English Composition.

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
BIO 155 General Biology I 4
CHE 151 General College Chemistry I 4
MTH 175 or higher: Precalculus Mathematics with Analytic Geometry 4
ENG 101 College Composition OR ENG 200 Advanced Composition 3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE 2
Total 17
SECOND SEMESTER: 14 Credit Hours
BIO 156 General Biology II 4
CHE 152 General College Chemistry II 4
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES ELECTIVE 3
Total 14
THIRD SEMESTER: 14 Credit Hours
COGNATE ELECTIVE** 4
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY ELECTIVE**** 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS OR WESTERN CIVILIZATIONS ELECTIVE3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE* 4
Total 14
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
COGNATE ELECTIVE** 4
COGNATE ELECTIVE** 3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE* 4
ELECTIVE*** 3
ELECTIVE*** 3
Total 17
TOTAL CREDITS62

*Program Elective: Choose two courses from the following: BIO 209 , BIO 230, and BIO 260.

**Cognate Elective: Choose 3 courses from the following list:

CHE 251
CHE 252
MTH 160 PHY 145 or 154 PHY 146 or 155

***General elective credits - Any credit bearing course. The student must complete a minimum of 6 general elective credits in order to meet the necessary credit requirement to transfer to a four-year college/university as a junior (minimum 60 credits not counting MCC PE/HED requirement). Which courses to take depends upon where the student is transferring.

****If below 85 on U.S. History Regents Exam, choose from HIS 111, HIS 112. If 85 or above on U.S. History Regents Exam, choose from: HIS 103, HIS 104, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 200, HIS 211, HIS 240, HSM 103, POS 102.


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