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BIOLOGY

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department:Biology

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

MCC Program Code: LSB1
CIP Code: 26.0101
NYSED Code (BRI): 37136
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This program's design is based on: New MCC General Education

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 program is organized into two tracks: Biology Track, and Human Health and Biomedical Sciences Track. The Biology Track curriculum provides students with broad-based biology education, enabling them to explore a variety of biological science disciplines before declaring the field they will pursue. The Human Health and Biomedical Sciences Track curriculum provides students with a more human-focused biology educational experience, appropriate to pre-clinical fields. 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
BIOLOGY TRACK
FIRST SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
BIO 155 General Biology I 4
CHE 151 General College Chemistry I 4
MTH 175 Precalculus OR MTH 210 Calculus I OR MTH 211 Calculus II 4
ENG 101 College Composition OR ENG 200 Advanced Composition 3
COS 101 College Orientation 1
Total 16
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
BIO 156 General Biology II 4
CHE 152 General College Chemistry II 4
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychological Science OR SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATION ELECTIVE (SUNY-OWC) 3
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION HEALTH AND WELLNESS ELECTIVE (MCC-HW) 2
Total 16
THIRD SEMESTER: 14-15 Credit Hours
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION WORLD CIVILIZATION ELECTIVE (SUNY-WC) 3
MTH 160 Statistics I 3
CHE 251 Organic Chemistry I OR PHY 145 College Physics I OR PHY 154 General Physics I4-5
PROGRAM ELECTIVE# 4
Total 14-15
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15-16 Credit Hours
PROGRAM ELECTIVE# 4
PROGRAM ELECTIVE# 4
PHL 103 Introduction to Ethics 3
CHE 252 Organic Chemistry II OR PHY 146 College Physics II OR PHY 155 General Physics II 4-5
Total 15-16
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS61-63
#Biology Track Electives: Choose from the following list: BIO 209, BIO 221, BIO 226, BIO 230, BIO 260, BIO 265
Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
HUMAN HEALTH AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES TRACK
FIRST SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
BIO 155 General Biology I 4
CHE 151 General College Chemistry I 4
MTH 175 Precalculus OR MTH 210 Calculus I OR MTH 211 Calculus II 4
ENG 101 College Composition OR ENG 200 Advanced Composition 3
COS 101 College Orientation 1
Total 16
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
BIO 156 General Biology II 4
CHE 152 General College Chemistry II 4
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychological Science OR SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATION ELECTIVE (SUNY-OWC) 3
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION HEALTH AND WELLNESS ELECTIVE (MCC-HW) 2
Total 16
THIRD SEMESTER: 14-15 Credit Hours
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION WORLD CIVILIZATION ELECTIVE (SUNY-WC) 3
MTH 160 Statistics I 3
CHE 251 Organic Chemistry I OR PHY 145 College Physics I OR PHY 154 General Physics I4-5
PROGRAM ELECTIVE# 4
Total 14-15
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15-16 Credit Hours
PROGRAM ELECTIVE# 4
PROGRAM ELECTIVE# 4
PHL 103 Introduction to Ethics 3
CHE 252 Organic Chemistry II OR PHY 146 College Physics II OR PHY 155 General Physics II 4-5
Total 15-16
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS61-63
#Human Health and Biomedical Sciences Track Electives: Choose from the following list: BIO 144, BIO 145, BIO 209, BIO 221, BIO 230

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