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Plan of Study 2021-2022
The following is a plan of requirements to complete this Associate of Pre-Science degree in 3 years. Each student’s experience will vary slightly, as this plan does not include transfer work, Advanced Placement (AP), or other institutions’ concurrent enrollment credits. Math and English placement will be based on the student’s appropriate placement scores. If developmental courses are required, they should be taken in the student’s first semester.
NOTE: This plan assumes the student is prepared to take the courses listed. If prerequisites are required, additional semesters may be required to complete this degree.
Meet with the Academic Program Advisor and consult DegreeWorks for specific degree requirements.
The MATH sequence will need to be adjusted based on the starting level of the student. Elective Courses should be selected based on the student’s level of preparation and the benefit the course provides toward a Bachelor’s Degree upon transfer. If students would benefit from additional math and science preparation before starting on the majors level courses, students are recommended to enroll in the Biology APS program. The degree map is built based on the math and English where the majority of Biology AS students are currently entering. If students need development math or English courses, this will delay entry into the courses included in the APS program. If students are well prepared in both math and science, they should consider pursuing the Biology AS degree instead.
At least one of the required Fine Arts (FA), Humanities (HU), or Social Science (SS) courses should be a Diversity (DV) course. Depending on entry point and desired electives, students may have time in their schedules to take additional general education courses beyond those that are required. If they choose to take additional general education courses, but do not plan on completing all of the general education requirements at SLCC, then students are advised to select general education courses that will go toward the general education requirements of their transfer institution. The University of Utah is the primary transfer institution for Biology students and courses that count towards their general education requirements are listed in the electives. The general education requirements for other USHE institutions beyond what is required in the Biology APS program vary, but where possible, the additional course requirements are included in the electives. If students have time in their schedule to complete the entire SLCC general education program, it is advised that they obtain the Certificate of Proficiency in General Education from SLCC concurrently with this Biology APS degree.
*Distribution Areas: Physical Science (PS) component is satisfied through pre-major coursework.