Associate of Science - Biology Pre-Major

Associate of Science

The Biology Pre-major is designed to meet requirements towards the first two years of a biological science bachelor’s degree and includes core sequences in biology, math, and chemistry.

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Program Outline

Course # Course Title Credits
20801219 English Composition I 3.00
Description

Develops expository writing and critical thinking skills, including clarity, concision, concreteness, and completeness of expression, supported by reasoning, organization, and language conventions. Lecture.

20801223 English Composition II 3.00
Description

Advances composition skills, emphasizing well-reasoned argumentative research papers. Lecture. Credits: 3. Prerequisite(s): 2080121900 English Composition I (D- or better) or 1080119500 W ritten Communication (B or better).

20810201 Fundamentals of Speech 3.00
Description

Examines theory and process of communication, the role of speech in self- development, the art of persuasion, topic selection, the use of research-based evidence, and audience analysis. Includes organizing speech content, speech delivery, and critique via presentation of informative and persuasive speeches and development of effective extemporaneous speaking style. Students gain self-confidence, proficiency, and poise.

N/A Humanities 6.00
Description

Select courses from at least two disciplines: art, journalism/writing, history, literature, music, philosophy, theatre/film, world language.

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N/A Social Sciences 6.00
Description

Select courses from at least two disciplines: anthropology, economics, political science, history, psychology, geography, sociology.

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N/A Mathematics & Natural Science 20.00
Description

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

20804236 

Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5

20806245 

College Chemistry I

5

20806213 

General Zoology

5

20806209 

General Botany

5

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N/A Health/Wellness/Physical Education 1.00
Description
N/A Diversity/Ethnic Studies 0.00
Description

Courses that meet this requirement may also count toward Humanities or Social Science. These credits are not in addition to the 60 credits required for the degree.

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N/A World Language 4.00
Description

May be met with one year high school, with a grade of “C” or better, or one semester in college.

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N/A Electives 14.00
Description

20806249  College Chemistry II                         5 credits

Plus an additional 8 credits in any college transfer course. One credit of health and PE beyond the Health/Wellness/PE credit may be selected.

May be 18 credits if students satisfy the world language requirement with one year of high school (C or better).

At A Glance

How You'll Learn

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Online Classes

Term Start Dates

Fall 2021: September 1 Spring 2022: January 5 Summer 2022: May 2

Start dates represent the beginning of a new term. Certain programs or courses may not be available to start every term. Please view the course schedules for a list of upcoming classes or contact the Welcome Center at 715-365-4493.

Approximate Cost

$12,015*

Financial Aid Eligible

*Based on 20-level courses—materials, books, and fees may be additional

What You'll Learn

  • Employ effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills in diverse professional and social contexts
  • Demonstrate quantitative reasoning skills at the appropriate undergraduate level
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills at the appropriate undergraduate level
  • Demonstrate effective use of scientific method skills in a variety of contexts at the appropriate undergraduate level
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the social, cultural, political, and historical dimensions of our world at the appropriate undergraduate level
  • Demonstrate a heightened awareness of our physical, chemical, and biological environment at the appropriate undergraduate level
  • Demonstrate an increased responsibility for self-directed learning and personal wellness

Possible Bachelor's Degree Majors

The Biology Pre-major is designed to meet requirements towards the first two years of a biological science bachelor’s degree and includes core sequences in biology, math, and chemistry.

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