The curriculum is designed to give the student a broad education in the biological sciences, especially teaching at the secondary level. A total of 64 hours is required for the Associate in Science Degree. At the university level, students may decide to specialize in zoology or botany after having had this sequence of courses.
Degrees & Certificates in Biological Sciences
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES — Degree
Associate in Science Degree
A degree in Biological Sciences may lead to such jobs as wildlife management, fishery biologist, and/or biological research scientist, just to name a few.
The curriculum below is designed to give the student a broad education in the biological sciences, especially teaching at the secondary level. A total of 64 hours is required for the Associate in Science Degree. At the university level, students may decide to specialize in zoology or botany after having had this sequence of courses.
► Total = 64 Hours
- Elective – Fine Arts / Humanities 3, 4 (3)
1 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based test scores.
2 If a student is preparing for teaching at the secondary education level, education courses should be taken.
3 Some schools require a year of a foreign language.
4 One Fine Arts course and one Humanities course needed to meet IAI core requirements.
5 To guarantee full transfer of credit, students must complete the entire course sequence at the same school before transfer.
6 Check with your transfer university for math requirement.
|1. Demonstrate understanding of basic biological principles|
|2. Demonstrate critical thinking skills needed to analyze information in a laboratory or clinical setting.|
|3. Demonstrate basic laboratory skills.|
|4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate understanding and analysis of biological concepts.|
Biological Sciences is a part of the Math and Sciences Division at Rend Lake College. It includes approximately 100 faculty members, 14 of whom are full-time. These faculty have expertise in areas of biological and physical sciences, math, early childhood, elementary and secondary education, business and health and P.E. The Division provides a solid background for students entering a pre-professional career.
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