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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

GENENG-119

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Credit Hours: 3.00

GENCOM-111

Credit Hours: 3.00

GENBIO-100

Credit Hours: 4.00

GENCHM-150

Credit Hours: 4.00

GENPOS-160

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Credit Hours: 3.00

First Year
Second Semester

COREBIO-116

Credit Hours: 4.00

GENENG-121

Credit Hours: 3.00

GENCHM-151

Credit Hours: 4.00

GENMAT-140

Credit Hours: 5.00

Second Year
First Semester

COREBIO-111

Credit Hours: 4.00

CORECHM-243

Credit Hours: 4.00

CORECHM-253

Credit Hours: 1.00

GENHIS-153

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Credit Hours: 3.00

GENMAT-241

Credit Hours: 5.00

Second Year
Second Semester

GENANT-200

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Credit Hours: 3.00

GENGEO-140

Credit Hours: 3.00

ELECHM-244

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Credit Hours: 4.00

ELECHM-254

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Credit Hours: 1.00

ELEBIO-130

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Credit Hours: 3.00

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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 as a component of biology. Material covered includes the following: basic DNA structure and function, 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 as a component of biology. Material covered includes the following: basic DNA structure and function, 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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