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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology AS

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Program Description

Majoring in the biological sciences is a likely choice for the student who is curious about life, creative, highly motivated, and interested in solving biological problems. Biologists are involved in agriculture, forestry, wildlife management, environmental science and other fields that make the world a healthier and safer place to live. The biological sciences will also prepare the student for entry into one of a variety of technical fields in Allied Health.

For More Information Contact: School of Science and Mathematics

Metro Campus: (918) 595-7334 ♦ Northeast Campus: (918) 595-7542

Southeast Campus: (918) 595-7742 ♦ West Campus: (918) 595-8193

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Apply scientific method to biological problems.
  • Integrate concepts from several disciplines around a central biological theme.
  • Communicate biological information.
  • Discuss issues involving biology in society.
  • Use proper field or laboratory techniques.
  • Evaluate scientific literature relevant to biology.


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Student Organizations

Network with other science majors through participation in the Club of Medical and Natural Sciences at the southeast campus or the Sci-π Club at the west campus.  For more information speak with your science professor or inquire at the Student Life office on campus.

Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on how this degree transfers to other colleges and universities on the Biology AS Program Map  .  

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 30-31

(Science requirements are satisfied through specialized courses.)

General Education Recommended Electives 6-7 hours

General Education Required Electives 3 hours

  • Select three (3) credit hours from courses in Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre), Foreign Language, Psychology, or Social Sciences.  If intended transfer is into a pre-professional health program, PSYC 1113  is strongly recommended.

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 29-30

Total Credit Hours: 60-61

To receive an A.A. or A.S. degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.

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