SLCC General Catalog 2013-2014

Biology AS

Associate of Science (AS)
64 credits minimum

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Program Description

The Biology Department offers a program leading to an associate of science degree. The required courses in this program will give a student an excellent and broad foundation on which to further his or her studies. Most of the courses in the program have required laboratory components to allow first-hand experience in the study of biology. A laboratory fee is charged for laboratory courses. Upon finishing the requirements for an AS degree in biology, and after acceptance into a major program, a student should be able to obtain a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution with two additional years of study.  A full year of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, calculus and physics is highly recommended for any student transferring to a four-year institution.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Students completing the AS degree at SLCC through their study of Biology are well prepared to transfer to any of the four year institutions in the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  This program also prepares students to transfer to public institutions in other states as well as most private colleges and universities.

Program Entry Requirements

Preparation Note: Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program. For a student majoring in biology, Calculus I is considered the entry-level math class. The semesters during which courses are taught are listed below. Students should check the semester class schedule for day/evening availability, locations and modifications caused by varying enrollment.

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested sample schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

Advising Notes

Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program. For a student majoring in biology, Calculus I is considered the entry-level math class.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 6 Credits

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing (EN)

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

ENGL 2010

Intermediate Writing (EN)

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

Quantitative Literacy (QL) 4 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1210

Calculus I (QL)

4

A

Within the last year, MATH 1060 or MATH 1080 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

American Institutions (AI) Choose 3 Credits From One Of The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ECON 1740

Econ History of US (AI)

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

HIST 1700

American Civilization (AI)

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

POLS 1100

US Govt & Politics (AI)

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN Or Depth) 3 Credits

Distribution Areas:

Complete the following Biological Science (BS) distribution courses:

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

BIOL 1610

College Biology I (BS)

4

A

MATH 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score AND RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score. Coreq: BIOL 1615

BIOL 1615

College Biology I Lab

0

A

Coreq: BIOL 1610

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas.  One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Course

Credits

 

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

Physical Science (PS) general education component is satisfied through pre-major coursework.

Required Courses: (23 Credits)

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

BIOL 1620

College Biology II

4

A

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better.  Coreq: BIOL 1625

BIOL 1625

College Biology Lab II

0

A

Coreq: BIOL 1620

BIOL 2030

Genetics

4

F, Sp

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better AND CHEM 1210 w/C grade or better. Coreq: BIOL 2035

BIOL 2035

Genetics Lab

0

F, Sp

Coreq: BIOL 2030

CHEM 1210

Gen Chem I

4

F,Sp

Math 1050 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score.  Recommended coreq: CHEM 1215

CHEM 1215

Gen Chem Lab I

1

F,Sp

Math 1050 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score.  Recommended coreq: CHEM 1215

CHEM 1220

Gen Chem II

4

Sp,Su

CHEM 1210. Recommended coreq: CHEM 1225

CHEM 1225

Gen Chem Lab II

1

Sp,Su

CHEM 1210. Recommended coreq: CHEM 1220

CHEM 2310

Organic Chem I

4

F,Sp

CHEM 1220 w/C grade or better. Recommended coreq: CHEM 2315

CHEM 2315

Organic Chem Lab I

1

F,Sp

CHEM 1220 w/C grade or better. Recommended coreq: CHEM 2310

Program Electives: (Select 8 Credits From The Following)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

1BIOL 2020

Cell Biology

4

F, Sp

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better. Coreq: BIOL 2025

BIOL 2025

Cell Biology Lab

0

F, Sp

Coreq: BIOL 2020

BIOL 2060

Microbiology

4

A

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better. Coreq: BIOL 2065

BIOL 2065

Microbiology Lab

0

A

Coreq: BIOL 2060

2BIOL 2220

Ecology

4

Sp

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better. Coreq: BIOL 2225

BIOL 2225

Ecology Lab

0

Sp

Coreq: BIOL 2220

BIOL 2320

Human Anatomy

4

A

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better. Coreq: BIOL 2325

BIOL 2325

Human Anatomy Lab

0

A

Coreq: BIOL 2320

BIOL 2350

Field Studies in Bio

1-3

TBA

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better

BIOL 2420

Human Physiology

4

A

BIOL 1610 and CHEM 1110 or CHEM 1210 all w/C grade or better. Coreq: BIOL 2425

BIOL 2425

Human Physiology Lab

0

A

Coreq: BIOL 2420

CHEM 2320

Organic Chem II

4

Sp,Su

CHEM 2310 w/C grade or better. Recommended coreq: CHEM 2325

CHEM 2325

Organic Chem Lab II

1

Sp,Su

CHEM 2310 w/C grade or better. Recommended coreq: CHEM 2320

PHYS 2210

Physics Sci & Eng I

4

A

MATH 1210. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2215

PHYS 2215

Physics Sci & Eng Lab I

1

A

MATH 1210. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2210

PHYS 2220

Physics Sci & Eng II

4

A

PHYS 2210 and MATH 1220. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2225

PHYS 2225

Physics Sci & Eng Lab II

1

A

PHYS 2210 and MATH 1220. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2220

  1BIOL 2020/2025 Cell Biology and Lab are required for students transferring to the University of Utah.

  2BIOL 2220/2225 Ecology and Lab are required for students transferring to Utah State University.

 

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

BIOL 1610/1615

4

BIOL 1620/1625

4

CHEM 1210/1215

5

BIOL 2030/2035

4

MATH 1210

4

CHEM 1220/1225

5

Distribution

3

Distribution

3

Total

16

Total

16

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

BIOL ELEC

4

BIOL ELEC

4

CHEM 2310/2315

5

ENGL 2010

3

ENGL 1010

3

AI

3

LW

1

Student Choice

3

Distribution

3

Distribution

3

Total

16

Total

16

Departmental Offerings

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

BIOL 1010

Intro to Biology

4

A

RDG 0900 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score. Coreq: BIOL 1015

BIOL 1015

Intro to Biology Lab

0

A

Coreq: BIOL 1010

BIOL 1030

Intro Plant Biology

4

F, Sp

RDG 0900 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score. Coreq: BIOL 1035

BIOL 1035

Intro Plant Biology Lab

0

F, Sp

Coreq: BIOL 1030

BIOL 1050

Intro Animal Biology

4

F, Sp

RDG 0900 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score. Coreq: BIOL 1055

BIOL 1055

Intro Animal Biology Lab

0

F, Sp

Coreq: BIOL 1050

BIOL 1070

Intro Marine Biology

4

F, Sp

RGD 0900 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score. Coreq: BIOL 1075

BIOL 1075

Intro Marine Biology Lab

0

F, Sp

Coreq: BIOL 1070

BIOL 1090

Human Biology

3

A

RDG 0900 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

BIOL 1120

Intro Conservation Bio

3

F, Sp

RDG 0900 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

BIOL 1400

Environmental Science

4

F, Sp

Coreq:BIOL 1405

BIOL 1405

Environmental Sci Lab

0

F, Sp

Coreq: BIOL 1400

BIOL 1610

College Biology I

4

A

MATH 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score AND RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score. Coreq: BIOL 1615

BIOL 1615

College Biology I Lab

0

A

Coreq: BIOL 1610

BIOL 1617

College Bio I Workshop

1

A

Coreq: BIOL 1610

BIOL 1620

College Biology II

4

A

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better.  Coreq: BIOL 1625

BIOL 1625

College Biology Lab II

0

A

Coreq: BIOL 1620

BIOL 2000

CO-OP Education

2-4

A

Instructor’s approval

BIOL 2020

Cell Biology

4

F, Sp

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better. Coreq: BIOL 2025

BIOL 2025

Cell Biology Lab

0

F, Sp

Coreq: BIOL 2020

BIOL 2030

Genetics

4

F, Sp

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better AND CHEM 1210 w/C grade or better. Coreq: BIOL 2035

BIOL 2035

Genetics Lab

0

F, Sp

Coreq: BIOL 2030

BIOL 2060

Microbiology

4

A

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better. Coreq: BIOL 2065

BIOL 2065

Microbiology Lab

0

A

Coreq: BIOL 2060

BIOL 2220

Ecology

4

Sp

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better. Coreq: BIOL 2225

BIOL 2225

Ecology Lab

0

Sp

Coreq: BIOL 2220

BIOL 2320

Human Anatomy

4

A

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better. Coreq: BIOL 2325

BIOL 2325

Human Anatomy Lab

0

A

Coreq: BIOL 2320

BIOL 2327

Instr Exp in Human Anat

3

F, Sp

BIOL 2320 w/B grade or better

BIOL 2350

Field Studies in Bio

1-3

TBA

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better

BIOL 2420

Human Physiology

4

A

BIOL 1610 and CHEM 1110 or CHEM 1210 all w/C grade or better. Coreq: BIOL 2425

BIOL 2425

Human Physiology Lab

0

A

Coreq: BIOL 2420

BIOL 2900

Special Topics in Bio

1-5

TBA

Defined by Instructor

BIOL 2990

Independent Study

1-2

TBA

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Substantive Knowledge
  2. Communicate Effectively
  3. Develop Quantitative Literacy
  4. Think Critically
  5. Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally
  • Provide students with a complete understanding of the method and practice of science.

1,3,4

  • Provide students with a solid foundation of knowledge in the biological sciences.

1,3,4

  • Prepare majors to further their education in the biological sciences.

1,4,5

  • Provide students with the technical and analytical skills used in modern biological research.

1,3,4

  • Train students to access and critically evaluate information in biology.

2,4

Department Contact Info

Biology Department

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Science & Industry Building (SI) 341

Jordan Campus
Jordan Health Sciences Building (JHS) 248

General Information and Appointments
801-957-6308

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Science & Industry Building (SI) 209
801-957-4858

Program Faculty

Professors
Arleen Sawitzke
William Tanner

Associate Professor
Jane Rudolph
Tim Beagley
Mary Jane Keleher
Eric Green

Assistant Professors
Melaney Farr
Jim Blevins
Melissa Tillack

Instructors
Randy Moon
Kristen Taylor
Kathy Bell
Melissa Hardy
Rebecca Sperry