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Bioscience Non-Teaching (AS.BIOL)

Upon completion of this course sequence, bioscience non-teaching students will receive an associate in science degree.

The associate in science degree requires the completion of 64 credit hours. The sample course sequence below includes the required 64 credit hours plus additional courses recommended for this major.

This program follows Math Pathway #4. Math requirements for a specific major may vary from one institution to another. Please consult with an academic counselor or academic advisor to confirm the pathway that is applicable to your major and transfer institution.

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FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
GEN
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.


Course Outline

* OR
GEN
ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

*
3.0
GEN
COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.


Course Outline

3.0
GEN
BIO-100
Bio Science I

BIO-100
Bio Science I

This course provides an introduction to the fundamental processes and structures common to all living things along with their applications to society.


Course Outline

4.0
GEN
CHM-150
General Chemistry I

CHM-150
General Chemistry I

General principles of chemistry for students majoring in chemistry, engineering or science professions. Topics include atomic theory, bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws and thermochemistry.


Course Outline

*
4.0
GEN
POS-160
American National Government

POS-160
American National Government

The fundamental principles of the American Government are summarized. Such topics as federalism, civil liberties, citizenship, parties and elections, the Presidency, Congress, Judiciary, and national policies and politics are discussed within the framework of the American Constitutional system.

Course Outline

OR
GEN
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IAI Social/Behavioral Science

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IAI Social/Behavioral Science

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

17.0
Second Semester
GEN
ENG-121
Composition II

ENG-121
Composition II

Students will learn how to find, use, assess and document research sources, producing an extended writing project based primarily on library research.


Course Outline

*
3.0
CORE
BIO-116
General Zoology

BIO-116
General Zoology

An introduction to the basic concepts of animal life and its diversity. Including: taxonomy, cellular and organismic structure and function, development and economic importance.


Course Outline

*
4.0
GEN
CHM-151
General Chemistry II

CHM-151
General Chemistry II

Continuation of the General principles of chemistry for students majoring in chemistry, engineering or science professions. Topics include solids/liquids, solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics and electrochemistry.


Course Outline

*
4.0
GEN
MAT-140
Algebra With Trigonometry

MAT-140
Algebra With Trigonometry

A unified study of the algebraic and trigonometric concepts needed for calculus. Credit not granted for both this course and College Algebra. A graphing calculator is required. Ask instructor for calculator recommendations.


Course Outline

*
5.0

Semester Totals

16.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
CORE
BIO-111
General Botany

BIO-111
General Botany

A survey of the plant kingdom with emphasis on evolutionary advancements and the structure and function of plants and their economic importance.


Course Outline

*
4.0
CORE
CHM-243
Organic Chemistry I

CHM-243
Organic Chemistry I

Fundamental introduction to organic chemistry including a study of hydrocarbons and alcohols with spectroscopy, stereochemistry, and reaction mechanisms.


Course Outline

* +
4.0
CORE
CHM-253
Organic Chemistry Lab I

CHM-253
Organic Chemistry Lab I

Laboratory course introduces synthesis and the basic techniques for the separation, isolation, purification and identification of organic compounds.

Course Outline

* +
1.0
GEN
HIS-153
History/Culture of Third World

HIS-153
History/Culture of Third World

The course will introduce the student to history and culture in the third world from ancient civilizations to the modern era. This course will focus upon broad themes in history and culture and will examine those themes in each major historical era.

Course Outline

OR
GEN
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IAI Humanities

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IAI Humanities

No Description Available
3.0
GEN
MAT-241
Analytical Geometry and Calculus I

MAT-241
Analytical Geometry and Calculus I

Differential and integral calculus of elementary functions of one variable, such as polynomial, rational, radical, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, will be covered. Applications include rates of change, optimization, curve sketching and area. A graphing calculator is required. Ask instructor for calculator recommendations.


Course Outline

*
5.0

Semester Totals

17.0
Second Semester
GEN
ANT-200
General Anthropology

ANT-200
General Anthropology

The course provides an introduction to cultural and physical anthropology. Human and animal behavior is studied by using the comparative method. Some of the topics covered are: religion, magic, kinship, sex roles, human evolution, race, archeology and primates.

Course Outline

OR
GEN
GEO-140
World Geography

GEO-140
World Geography

This course is about the world's great realms, surveyed and discussed in geographic perspective. It links human society and culture to the world's natural environment and climates.

Course Outline

OR
GEN
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IAI Social Science

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IAI Social Science

No Description Available
3.0
GEN
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IAI Fine Arts

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IAI Fine Arts

No Description Available
3.0
ELE
CHM-244
Organic Chemistry II

CHM-244
Organic Chemistry II

This course is a continuation of Organic Chemistry I (CHM 243) with focus on aromatic chemistry, carbonyl functional groups, and biomolecules.


Course Outline

OR
ELE
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Transfer Elective

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Transfer Elective

No Description Available
4.0
ELE
CHM-254
Organic Chemistry Lab II

CHM-254
Organic Chemistry Lab II

Laboratory experiments in organic chemistry with a focus on multi-step synthesis and compound characterization.

Course Outline

* OR
ELE
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Transfer Elective

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Transfer Elective

No Description Available
1.0
ELE
BIO-130
Environmental Science

BIO-130
Environmental Science

This course examines the principles that govern natural environments and human interconnections to them. Some topics include resource use, pollution, sustainability, energy, water, food, ecology, evolution, climate change, and population. Laboratory exercises include outdoor field studies and indoor hands-on exercises.

Course Outline

Course Objective

OR
ELE
BIO-160
Introduction to Genetics

BIO-160
Introduction to Genetics

An introduction to the principles of genetics with emphasis on human heredity. Included are Mendelian genetics, hereditary disorders, gene expression, genetic engineering and population genetics.

Course Outline

OR
ELE
BIO-212
Vertebrate Zoology

BIO-212
Vertebrate Zoology

Laboratory and field course. An in-depth study of North American vertebrates with emphasis on Illinois species. Includes taxonomy, distribution, habitats, adaptation, and economic importance.


Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

14.0

Total Program Hours

64.0
Suggested Electives
BIO-130
Environmental Science

BIO-130
Environmental Science

This course examines the principles that govern natural environments and human interconnections to them. Some topics include resource use, pollution, sustainability, energy, water, food, ecology, evolution, climate change, and population. Laboratory exercises include outdoor field studies and indoor hands-on exercises.

Course Outline

Course Objective

4.0
BIO-150
Biotechnology in Society

BIO-150
Biotechnology in Society

This course explores the field of biotechnology in a comprehensive overview. Material covered includes the following: history of biotechnology; basic techniques used in biotechnology; current and future impacts of biotechnology; and ethical issues within biotechnology.

Course Outline

3.0
BIO-160
Introduction to Genetics

BIO-160
Introduction to Genetics

An introduction to the principles of genetics with emphasis on human heredity. Included are Mendelian genetics, hereditary disorders, gene expression, genetic engineering and population genetics.

Course Outline

3.0
BIO-212
Vertebrate Zoology

BIO-212
Vertebrate Zoology

Laboratory and field course. An in-depth study of North American vertebrates with emphasis on Illinois species. Includes taxonomy, distribution, habitats, adaptation, and economic importance.


Course Outline

3.0
BIO-225
Human Anatomy and Physiology I

BIO-225
Human Anatomy and Physiology I

This course employs the regional approach to human structure and function using human cadavers. First of a two course sequence for allied health majors.


Course Outline

4.0
BIO-245
Biology Seminar

BIO-245
Biology Seminar

This capstone course prepares transfer students for scientific literacy though the integration of biological concepts. Emphasis is on discussion of current topics and research, development of formal oral and written communication skills, and professional development in the biological sciences.


Course Outline

1.0
MAT-125
Statistics

MAT-125
Statistics

Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics including frequency distribution, graphical presentation, measures of center, location and variation. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution, correlation/regression and hypothesis testing. Graphing calculator and Excel required.


Course Outline

3.0
 
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Suggested Electives
BIO-130
Environmental Science

BIO-130
Environmental Science

This course examines the principles that govern natural environments and human interconnections to them. Some topics include resource use, pollution, sustainability, energy, water, food, ecology, evolution, climate change, and population. Laboratory exercises include outdoor field studies and indoor hands-on exercises.

Course Outline

Course Objective

4.0
BIO-150
Biotechnology in Society

BIO-150
Biotechnology in Society

This course explores the field of biotechnology in a comprehensive overview. Material covered includes the following: history of biotechnology; basic techniques used in biotechnology; current and future impacts of biotechnology; and ethical issues within biotechnology.

Course Outline

3.0
BIO-160
Introduction to Genetics

BIO-160
Introduction to Genetics

An introduction to the principles of genetics with emphasis on human heredity. Included are Mendelian genetics, hereditary disorders, gene expression, genetic engineering and population genetics.

Course Outline

3.0
BIO-212
Vertebrate Zoology

BIO-212
Vertebrate Zoology

Laboratory and field course. An in-depth study of North American vertebrates with emphasis on Illinois species. Includes taxonomy, distribution, habitats, adaptation, and economic importance.


Course Outline

3.0
BIO-225
Human Anatomy and Physiology I

BIO-225
Human Anatomy and Physiology I

This course employs the regional approach to human structure and function using human cadavers. First of a two course sequence for allied health majors.


Course Outline

4.0
BIO-245
Biology Seminar

BIO-245
Biology Seminar

This capstone course prepares transfer students for scientific literacy though the integration of biological concepts. Emphasis is on discussion of current topics and research, development of formal oral and written communication skills, and professional development in the biological sciences.


Course Outline

1.0
MAT-125
Statistics

MAT-125
Statistics

Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics including frequency distribution, graphical presentation, measures of center, location and variation. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution, correlation/regression and hypothesis testing. Graphing calculator and Excel required.


Course Outline

3.0
×
Suggested Electives
BIO-130
Environmental Science

BIO-130
Environmental Science

This course examines the principles that govern natural environments and human interconnections to them. Some topics include resource use, pollution, sustainability, energy, water, food, ecology, evolution, climate change, and population. Laboratory exercises include outdoor field studies and indoor hands-on exercises.

Course Outline

Course Objective

4.0
BIO-150
Biotechnology in Society

BIO-150
Biotechnology in Society

This course explores the field of biotechnology in a comprehensive overview. Material covered includes the following: history of biotechnology; basic techniques used in biotechnology; current and future impacts of biotechnology; and ethical issues within biotechnology.

Course Outline

3.0
BIO-160
Introduction to Genetics

BIO-160
Introduction to Genetics

An introduction to the principles of genetics with emphasis on human heredity. Included are Mendelian genetics, hereditary disorders, gene expression, genetic engineering and population genetics.

Course Outline

3.0
BIO-212
Vertebrate Zoology

BIO-212
Vertebrate Zoology

Laboratory and field course. An in-depth study of North American vertebrates with emphasis on Illinois species. Includes taxonomy, distribution, habitats, adaptation, and economic importance.


Course Outline

3.0
BIO-225
Human Anatomy and Physiology I

BIO-225
Human Anatomy and Physiology I

This course employs the regional approach to human structure and function using human cadavers. First of a two course sequence for allied health majors.


Course Outline

4.0
BIO-245
Biology Seminar

BIO-245
Biology Seminar

This capstone course prepares transfer students for scientific literacy though the integration of biological concepts. Emphasis is on discussion of current topics and research, development of formal oral and written communication skills, and professional development in the biological sciences.


Course Outline

1.0
MAT-125
Statistics

MAT-125
Statistics

Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics including frequency distribution, graphical presentation, measures of center, location and variation. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution, correlation/regression and hypothesis testing. Graphing calculator and Excel required.


Course Outline

3.0
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