Biology Pathway

The Associate of Science

Contact Information
Claude Bailey
(731) 424-3520 ext.50204

Program and Career Description

The Associate of Science in Biology is designed for students wanting to complete the first two years of the bachelor’s degree in a community college setting. Our students have the opportunity to work closely with biology faculty and have ample access to science labs. Careers in the field of biology typically require a bachelor’s degree or higher. Careers include aquatic biologists, marine biologists, biochemists, botanists, microbiologists, physiologists, zoologists, ecologists and wildlife management.

Program Requirements

(Students may require additional Learning Support courses.)

Communication Requirement (All required) 
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
ENGL 1020 English Composition II
COMM 2025 Fundamentals of Communication

Choose THREE Humanities Courses (One must be a literature Course)  
ART 2000 Art History Survey I
ART 2020 Art History Survey II
ART 1035 Intro to Art
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2055 African-American Literature
ENGL 2110 Early American Literature
ENGL 2120 Modern American Literature
ENGL 2210 Early British Literature
ENGL 2220 Modern British Literature
ENGL 2310 Early World Literature
ENGL 2320 Modern World Literature
HUM 1010 Early Humanities
HUM 1020 Modern Humanities
MUS 1030 Introduction to Music
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1040 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Choose TWO Social and Behavioral Science Courses 
ECON 2100 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics
GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography
PHED 2050 Health and Wellness
POLS 1030 American Government
POLS 2025 State and Local Government
PSYC 1030 General Psychology
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1020 Social Problems

Choose TWO History Courses 
HIST 2310 Early World History
HIST 2320 Modern World History
HIST 2010 Early United States History
HIST 2020 Modern United States History

Natural Science Requirement
BIOL 1110 General Biology I
BIOL 1120 General Biology II

Mathematics Requirement
MATH 1910 Calculus I

Area of Emphasis Requirements
MATH 1920 Calculus II* or
MATH 1530 Introductory Statistics
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II
CHEM 2010 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2020 Organic Chemistry II **
COL 1030 College to Career Navigation

*Students planning to transfer to UTK must take MATH 1920

**Students planning to transfer to UTK must take CHEM 2010 Organic Chemistry I and either a course in cell biology with laboratory or genetics with laboratory.

The Associate of Science: Biology requires 61-62 college level credits. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites.