Biology Transfer Option
Associate in Science - Biology and Chemistry Department
|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES|
|College Writing I||ENG111||3||ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|College Writing II||ENG112||3||ENG111|
|Individual/Society||From Area 2||3|
|World View||From Area 3||3|
|Quantitative Thought||MAT281 satisfies Area 4||4||MAT197 or placement|
|Science and Technology||Area 5 satisfied by program|
|Humanities||From Area 6||3|
|General Biology I/Lab||BIO195||4||ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 and MAT194 or placement|
|General Biology II/Lab||BIO196||4||BIO195|
|Cell Biology/Lab||BIO207||4||BIO120 and BIO195 or BIO195 and BIO196 or Chair approval|
|Genetics and Lab||BIO208||4||BIO196 or Chair approval|
|General Chemistry I/Lab||CHM201||4||C+ in MAT197 or MAT281 as co-req and ENG111; see note*|
|General Chemistry II/Lab||CHM202||4||CHM201|
|General Physics I/Lab or College Physics I/lab||PHY201 or PHY251||4||Prerequisite for PHY201: MAT197, prerequisite for PHY251: MAT281|
|General Physics II/Lab or College Physics II/Lab||PHY202 or PHY252||4||Prerequisite for PHY202: PHY201, prerequisites for PHY252: PHY251 and pre/co-req MAT282; see note*|
|OPTION ELECTIVES (Choose 3)|
|Organic Chemistry/Lab I||CHM251||4||CHM202 and ENG112|
|Organic Chemistry/Lab II||CHM252||4||CHM251|
|Introduction to Biotechnology||BIO120||4||ENG095 and MAT099 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Population Ecology/Lab||BIO210||4||BIO196 or chair approval|
|Advanced Laboratory Techniques in Biotechnology||BIO261**||3||BIO120 and BIO195 and BIO196 or Chair approval|
|Principles of Molecular Biotechnology||BIO262**||3||BIO207 and BIO208 or Chair approval|
|Interpretation and Presentation of Scientific Research||SCI221||3||Complete Two: BIO195 or above, CHM201 or above, PHY201 or above, and/or ENR101 or above or Chair approval|
*Note: MAT197 requires a grade of C+ or better.
**Note: It is anticipated that both BIO261 and BIO262 must be taken for transfer.
This program offers two degree options: Biology Transfer and Biotechnology. Each option prepares students for employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Each option engages students in industry-level, inquiry based laboratory activities in order to develop and strengthen their critical thinking as well as their industry skills.
This option provides students with the technical coursework and laboratory experience that enables them to succeed in undergraduate biology programs. Upon graduation from BHCC, students are able to pursue further study at four-year colleges and universities in any number of areas including physiology, ecology, cell biology, biotechnology, genetics, botany, zoology, microbiology, biochemistry, wildlife conservation, or any of the health sciences. BHCC has articulation agreements with UMass Boston, UMass Amherst and UMass Lowell, enabling Biology Transfer graduates to enroll in any one of these universities as juniors, without losing credits.
This option will allow students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to seek a bachelor’s degree in biology. Students planning to transfer into a pre-medical, pre-veterinary, predental, pharmacy or chiropractic degree program should enroll in this program.
Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:
- Use currently accepted biological, chemical, and physical concepts to investigate problems and ideas presented in advanced biological study.
- Use biological concepts to evaluate their own science related concerns such as personal health or careers.
- Use laboratory technology, equipment and techniques to investigate scientific problems critically and safely using proper scientific methods.
- Use molecular and cellular laboratory techniques that are commonly used in Biotechnology.
- Explain the major concepts of cell structure, function and cellular processes that are key to life.