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Biological Sciences with Areas of Concentration, AS


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Award: Associate of Science

Degree Code: CNBB (Biology Concentration) - 60 Credits

Degree Code: CNBE (Environmental Science Concentration) - 60 Credits

Degree Code: CNBO (Biomedical Science Concentration) - 60 Credits

Program Description

The Associate of Science Biological Sciences provides a course of study for students with concentrations in either Biology, Environmental Science, or Biomedical Science. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students who plan to transfer to a college or a university that grants a Baccalaureate Degree in various areas of Biological Science, Environmental Science, or Health Sciences.

Transfer Information

Cecil College has the following transfer agreements:  https://www.cecil.edu/student-resources/advising-transfer/transfer-agreements.  Additionally, transfer information is available at the ARTSYS website (The Articulation System of Maryland). Contact your advisor for detailed information.

Career Opportunities


Biologist, dentistry, communication outreach with government agencies, educator, field consultant, laboratory researcher, medical laboratory scientist, respiratory therapy, medicine, pharmacy, research and development, teaching, testing, and universities and non-profit organizations.

Required Courses


General Education Requirements


Areas of Concentration


Biology Concentration Requirements (19 Credits)


Environmental Science Concentration Requirements (19 Credits)


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 (17 Credits)


Spring I (15 Credits)


Fall II (15 Credits)


Spring II (13 Credits)


  • SOC SCI - Social Science Elective - 3 Credits
  • ARTS/HUM - Arts and Humanities Elective - 3 Credits
  • ARTS/HUM - Arts and Humanities Elective - 3 Credits
  • ELECT - Concentration Electives - 4 Credits

Program Learning Outcomes


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

  • Accurately select, identify, and describe appropriate/relevant principles of biology
  • Display accurate, relevant data measurements and analysis
  • Effectively use both oral and written media
  • Use critical thinking and the scientific method in design and execution of scientific experimentation
  • Use appropriate laboratory instrumentation and technology in a professional, skilled manner

Additional Outcomes


Additional Outcomes - Area of Concentration in Biology

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

  • Describe the importance of biological sciences in regards to the environment and society.
  • Identify and explain the fundamental concepts in biology: molecular, cellular, organismal, ecological, and evolutionary biology.

Additional Outcomes - Area of Concentration in Environmental Science

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

  • Explain the breadth and interdisciplinary nature of environmental issues.
  • Characterize and analyze human impacts on the environment.
  • Integrate facts, concepts, and methods from multiple disciplines and apply to environmental problems.

Additional Outcomes - Area of Concentration in Biomedical Science

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

  • Effectively use aseptic techniques in a laboratory environment.
  • Identify anatomical structures and describe the role they play in human physiology.
  • Explain the interdisciplinary application of science to human health issues.

Note


1 Selection must be from two different disciplines.
2 PSY 101  and SOC 101  recommended.
3 Student should work with an advisor and consider their transfer choices when selecting the appropriate math courses.

4 It is recommended that students who plan to transfer to 4-year institutions take BIO 210 (Microbiology Lab) or take BIO 232 (Genetics Lab) in addition to BIO 200 or BIO 222. Students should work with an advisor and consider their transfer choices when selecting either Microbiology or Genetics.

5Students may not take BIO 101,BIO 111, BIO 135 as BIO electives nor CHM 107 as a CHM elective. Students should work with an advisor and consider their transfer choices when selecting science electives.

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