Oct 20, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 College Catalog

Degree Map: Biology A.S.


If you are a full-time student and follow this degree map, you can complete this associate degree in two years.  See an academic advisor for a customized degree map that works for you.  To be recommended for the Associate in Science degree, you must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 as a minimum on all coursework attempted (minimum of 60 hours).

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion. 

First Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1224 - Introduction to Biology for Majors (L)  
A grade of “C” or better is needed to progress into other BIOL courses.  Must take BIOL 1224 in first semester to graduate in two years.
4
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
Mathematics General Education Elective:  Select course after consulting with an advisor.
*MATH 1513 - Precalculus I (A) 
MATH 1613 - Precalculus II (A) 
*MATH 1715 - Precalculus I and II (A) 
MATH 2114 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (A) 
*A grade of “C” or better is needed to progress into CHEM and PHYS courses.
3-5
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
Required General Education Elective. Select one three-hour course from one of the following: Psychology, Social Sciences, Foreign Language, or Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre). If intended transfer is into a pre-professional health program, PSYC 1113 is strongly recommended. 3
Total Credit Hours 16-18

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Second Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
Biology Elective.  Select one course after consulting with an advisor.
BIOL 1113 - Introduction to Environmental Science  
BIOL 1404 - General Botany (L)  
BIOL 1604 - Zoology (L)  
BIOL 2134 - Human Anatomy (L)  
BIOL 2154 - Human Physiology (L)  
BIOL 2313 - Principles of Ecology  
3-4
CHEM 1315 - General Chemistry I (L)   5
ENGL 1213 - Composition II   3
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
Total Credit Hours 14-15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.
  • Schedule a campus visit with your transfer institution’s student recruitment office.
  • Visit Career Services by your 20th credit hour to explore career opportunities associated with this degree.

Third Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
Biology Elective.  Select one course after consulting with an advisor.
BIOL 1113 - Introduction to Environmental Science  
BIOL 1404 - General Botany (L)  
BIOL 1604 - Zoology (L)  
BIOL 2134 - Human Anatomy (L) y
BIOL 2154 - Human Physiology (L)   
BIOL 2313 - Principles of Ecology  
3-4
CHEM 1415 - General Chemistry II (L)   5
PHYS 1114 - General Physics I (L)   4
Humanities General Education Elective.  See the General Education Requirements  for course list.  The following courses are recommended for this degree.
ART 1113 - Art Appreciation (H)  
GEOG 2033 - World Regional Geography (S,I,H)  
HIST 1053 - Ancient and Medieval Western Civilization (H)  
HUMN 2113 - Humanities I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages (H)  
HUMN 2223 - Humanities II: Renaissance to the Early 20th Century (H)  
HUMN 2443 - Art of Film (H)  
HUMN 2333 - Humanities: Literature and Film (H)  
MUSC 1113 - Music Appreciation (H)  
NAMS 2113 - Native American Cultures (H)  
PHIL 2133 - Introduction to Ethical Thinking (H)  
RELG 2173 - Religion and Society (H)  
SOCI 2123 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (H) (S)  
3
Total Credit Hours 15-16

Milestone

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check and to complete a Petition for Computer Proficiency if needed.
  • Complete applications for admission and financial aid for the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer.
  • Visit Career Services to build your resume.

Fourth Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
BIOL 2164 - Microbiology (L)   4
COMM 1113 - Public Speaking   3
Humanities General Education Elective.  Refer to course listing in third semester. 3
Recommended General Education Elective.  Take the appropriate hours to ensure you have the required 60 hours for graduation and consider taking courses that will transfer to the college/university you plan to attend.  The following courses are not required but may be used to satisfy this elective requirement. 
CHEM 2145 - Organic Chemistry I (L)  
CHEM 2245 - Organic Chemistry II (L)  
COLL 1003 - College Success   
CSCI 1203 - Computer Concepts and Applications  
MATH 2193 - Elementary Statistics  
PHYS 1214 - General Physics II (L)  
PSYC 1113 - Introduction to Psychology (S)  
3-4
Total Credit Hours 13-14

Milestone

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.

Transfer Information

This degree transfers to several universities including Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Northeastern State University (NSU). You should work closely with an academic advisor each semester to make certain you are enrolled in the correct courses for a seamless transfer process and you are encouraged to begin a dialogue with your intended transfer school as early as possible. Early coordination between TCC academic advisors and advisors from selected four-year institutions can streamline the transfer process. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she understands the program/admission/transfer requirements for the transfer school.  The current transfer agreements with OSU and NSUis provided below.

TCC AS Biology to NSU BS Cell and Molecular Biology 2017-2018  
TCC AS Biology to NSU BS Integrative Biology-Organismic 2017-2018  
TCC AS Biology to OSU BS Microbiology-Cell & Molecular Biology 2016-2017  
TCC AS Biology to OSU BS Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 2016-2017  
TCC AS Biology to OSU Biology Pre-Healthcare 2017-2018