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Biology

Associate in Science

Biology is the scientific study of life. The biology area at MCC provides an effective learning environment where students develop critical thinking skills which lay the groundwork for future educational experiences. MCC offers a wide variety of courses in the biological sciences that provides students with the necessary biological foundation to complete a two-year degree here at MCC as well as to prepare them for transfer to a four-year institution.

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Degree Pathway starting with MATH-145

If you do not place into MATH-170 (Analytic Geometry and Calculus I), please consult this course pathway which begins with MATH-145 (Pre-Calculus) and consult with a faculty member or academic adviser.

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 68 / 69
  • Contact Hours: 86 / 87

Recommended Math Pathway: STEM

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102

Degree Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Contact Hours
Year One
Fall
ENGL-101English Composition I 33
BIOL-111
  and
BIOL-111L
Fundamentals of Biology
  and
Fundamentals of Biology Lab
4
  and
0
3
  and
3
MATH-145Pre-Calculus 55
MUS.-183
  or
ART.-110
World Music Appreciation
  or
Art Appreciation
3
  or
3
3
  or
3
Total 1517
Winter
ENGL-102English Composition II 33
BIOL-125
  and
BIOL-125L
Zoology
  and
Zoology Lab
5
  and
0
3
  and
4
MATH-150Probability and Statistics 55
PSYC-281General Psychology 33
Total 1618
Spring / Summer
Total 1018
Year Two
Fall
BIOL-126
  and
BIOL-126L
Botany
  and
Botany Lab
4
  and
0
2
  and
4
PHYS-281
  and
PHYS-281L
General College Physics I
  and
General College Physics I Lab
4
  and
0
4
  and
2
SOCY-191
  or
ECON-221
Introduction to Sociology
  or
Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics)
3
  or
4
3
  or
4
BIOL-227Genetics 44
Total 15/1619/20
Winter
PHIL-190
  or
PHIL-295
Introduction to Logic
  or
Ethics
3
  or
3
3
  or
3
PHYS-282
  and
PHYS-282L
General College Physics II
  and
General College Physics II Lab
4
  and
0
4
  and
2
MATH-170Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 55
Total 1214

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 63 / 64
  • Contact Hours: 81 / 82

Recommended Math Pathway: STEM

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102

Degree Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Contact Hours
Year One
Fall
BIOL-111
  and
BIOL-111L
Fundamentals of Biology
  and
Fundamentals of Biology Lab
4
  and
0
3
  and
3
ENGL-101English Composition I 33
MATH-150Probability and Statistics 55
CHEM-131
  and
CHEM-131L
  and
CHEM-131R
General Chemistry I
  and
General Chemistry I Lab
  and
General Chemistry I Recitation
5
  and
0
  and
0
5
  and
3
  and
1
Total 1723
Winter
BIOL-125
  and
BIOL-125L
Zoology
  and
Zoology Lab
5
  and
0
3
  and
4
ENGL-102English Composition II 33
CHEM-132
  and
CHEM-132L
  and
CHEM-132R
General Chemistry II
  and
General Chemistry II Lab
  and
General Chemistry II Recitation
5
  and
0
  and
0
5
  and
3
  and
1
PSYC-281General Psychology 33
Total 1622
Year Two
Fall
BIOL-126
  and
BIOL-126L
Botany
  and
Botany Lab
4
  and
0
2
  and
4
MATH-170Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 55
PHYS-281
  and
PHYS-281L
General College Physics I
  and
General College Physics I Lab
4
  and
0
4
  and
2
BIOL-227Genetics 44
Total 1721
Winter
PHYS-282
  and
PHYS-282L
General College Physics II
  and
General College Physics II Lab
4
  and
0
4
  and
2
SOCY-191
  or
ECON-221
Introduction to Sociology
  or
Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics)
3
  or
4
3
  or
4
PHIL-190
  or
PHIL-295
Introduction to Logic
  or
Ethics
3
  or
3
3
  or
3
MUS.-183
  or
ART.-110
W
  or
ld Music Appreciation
  or
Art Appreciation
3
  or
3
3
  or
3
Total 13 / 1415 / 16
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