Biology Pathway

The Associate of Science

Contact Information
Dr. Richard Coppings
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50320

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
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech

Choose THREE Humanities Courses (One must be a literature Course)
ARTH 2010 Survey of Art History I
ARTH 2020 Survey of Art History II
ART 1030 Art Appreciation
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2111 American Lit: Pre-Colonial - 1865
ENGL 2121 American Lit: 1865 - Present
ENGL 2210 British Lit: Beginnings - 1785
ENGL 2220 British Lit: 1785 - Present
ENGL 2310 World Lit: Beginnings - 1650
ENGL 2320 World Lit: 1650 - Present
HUM 1010 Introduction to the Humanities I
HUM 1020 Introduction to the Humanities II
MUS 1030 Music Appreciation
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2110 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Choose TWO Social and Behavioral Science Courses
ECON 2010 Macroeconomics
ECON 2020 Microeconomics
GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography
PHED 2050 Health and Wellness
POLS 1030 American Government
POLS 2010 State and Local Government
PSYC 1030 General Psychology
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1020 Social Problems

Choose TWO History Courses
HIST 1110 Survey of World Civilizations I
HIST 1120 Survey of World Civilizations II
HIST 2010 Survey of American History I
HIST 2020 Survey of American History II

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

Choose ONE Mathematics Course
MATH 1910 Calculus I

Area of Emphasis Requirements
MATH 1920 Calculus II* or
MATH 1530 Statistics and Probability
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II
CHEM 2010 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2020 Organic Chemistry II **

*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.