Biology

Award: Associate of Science
Degree Code: ASBS
Number of Credits: 66-68

Program Description

This program option offers a selection of biology and other natural and physical science related courses for students wishing to pursue a program of study in biology. This basic transfer program comprises the first two years of a baccalaureate degree in biology. This option is also appropriate for students seeking pre-med, pre-dental, and pre-pharmaceutical degrees.

Transfer Information

Cecil College has articulation agreements with Maryland and regional institutions. Click on "Transfer Opportunities" in MyCecil under the Advising Tab for a list of transfer pathways. In addition, transfer information is available through ARTSYS (The Articulation System of Maryland). Contact your advisor for detailed information.

Required Courses

General Education and Program Requirements
Number Title Credits
ACT Activity Electives 2
ARTS/HUM Arts and Humanities Electives [H] 6
BIO or ENV Biology or Environmental Science Electives 1 [SL] 8
BIO 130 and
BIO 131
Principles of Biology I [S]
Principles of Biology I Lab
3
1
BIO 132 and
BIO 133
Principles of Biology II [S]
Principles of Biology II Lab
3
1
CHM 103 and
CHM 113
General Chemistry I [S]
General Chemistry I Lab
3
1
CHM 104 and
CHM 114
General Chemistry II [S]
General Chemistry II Lab
3
1
CHM 203 or
PHY 181 or
PHY 207
Organic Chemistry I with Lab
Introductory College Physics I with Lab [SL]
General Physics I with Lab [SL]
4-5

CHM 204 or
PHY 182 or
PHY 208
Organic Chemistry II with Lab
Introductory College Physics II with Lab [SL]
General Physics II with Lab [SL]   
4-5
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Concepts [I] 3
EGL 101 Freshman Composition [E] 3
EGL 102 Composition and Literature [H] 3
MAT Math Elective [M] (Select from MAT 121, 127 or 201) 4
MAT Math Elective [M] (Select from MAT 127, 201 or 202) 4
SOC SCI Social Science Electives 2 [SS] 6
SPH 141 Public Speaking [H] 3

Recommended Sequence

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program as a full-time student. Developmental and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Students should consult their degree audit at MyCecil or an academic advisor for individual degree planning.

Fall I (18 credits)
EGL 101 Freshman Composition
BIO 130 and
BIO 131
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology I Lab
CHM 103 and
CHM 113
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I Lab
MAT Math Elective (Select from MAT121, 127 or 201)
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Concepts
Spring I (16-17 credits)
EGL 102 Composition and Literature
MAT Math Elective (Select from MAT127, 201 or 202)
BIO 132 and
BIO 133
Principles of Biology II
Principles of Biology II Lab
CHM 104 and
CHM 114
General Chemistry II
General Chemistry II Lab
ACT Activity Elective(s)
Fall II (15-16 credits)
BIO or ENV Biology or Environmental Science Elective
CHM 203 or
PHY 181 or
PHY 207
Organic Chemistry I with Lab
Introductory College Physics I with Lab
General Physics I with Lab
SPH 141 Public Speaking
SOC SCI Social Science Elective
ACT Activity Elective
Spring II (17-18 credits)
BIO or ENV Biology or Environmental Science Elective
CHM 204 or
PHY 182 or
PHY 208
Organic Chemistry II with Lab
Introductory College Physics II with Lab
General Physics II with Lab
SOC SCI Social Science Elective
ARTS/HUM Arts and Humanities Elective
ARTS/HUM Arts and Humanities Elective

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply principles and theories of Biology and Chemistry
  • Collect, describe, and analyze data
  • Communicate scientific information in a written and/or verbal format
  • Utilize critical thinking whole problem solving
  • Describe and utilize the techniques involved in conducting research
  • Use basic laboratory instrumentation

Career Opportunities

Research and development, laboratory testing, teaching, medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.

 

1 Student may not select BIO101 and BIO111, BIO208 and BIO218, or BIO209 and BIO219.
2 Courses must be from two different disciplines.​

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