Mar 01, 2024  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 

Biology APS: Full-time

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Plan of Study 2022-2023

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.

First Year

 Fall Semester (16 credits)   Spring Semester (14 credits)
☐ MATH 1010 Intermediate Algebra (QS)  -  4 credits     MATH 1050 College Algebra (QL)  -  4 credits    
BIOL 1010 Introduction to Biology (LS)  -  3 credits     BIOL 1610 College Biology I (LS)  -  3 credits     
CHEM 1010 Intro to Chemistry (PS)  -  3 credits     BIOL 1615 College Biology I Lab  -  1 credits    
ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing (EN)  -  3 credits     ENGL 2100 Technical Writing (EN)  -  3 credits    
American Institutions (AI)     Social Science (SS)    
► Progress Check: Log in and check your Degree Audit via MySLCC   ► Progress Check: Meet with Academic Program Advisor  

Second Year

 Fall Semester (15 credits)   Spring Semester (16 credits)
☐ MATH 1060 Trigonometry (QL)  -  3 credits     MATH 1210 Calculus I (QL)  -  4 credits    
BIOL 1620 College Biology II  -  3 credits      BIOL 2020 Cell Biology  -  4 credits     
BIOL 1625 College Biology II Laboratory  -  1 credits     BIOL 2025 Cell Biology Lab  -  0 credits    
CHEM 1210 General Chemistry I  -  4 credits      CHEM 1220 General Chemistry II  -  4 credits     
CHEM 1215 General Chemistry Lab I  -  1 credits     CHEM 1225 General Chemistry Lab II  -  1 credits    
☐ Humanities (HU)     Fine Arts (FA)    
► Progress Check: Log in and check your Degree Audit via MySLCC   ► Progress Check: Meet with Academic Program Advisor

Third Year

Fall Semester (14 credits)   Spring Semester (14 credits)
MATH 1220 Calculus II  -  4 credits     BIOL 2030 Genetics  -  4 credits     
CHEM 2310 Organic Chemistry I  -  4 credits      BIOL 2035 Genetics Lab  -  0 credits    
CHEM 2315 Organic Chemistry Lab I  -  1 credits     CHEM 2320 Organic Chemistry II  -  4 credits     
PHYS 2210 Physics for Science & Engineering I  -  4 credits      CHEM 2325 Organic Chemistry Lab II  -  1 credits    
PHYS 2215 Physics for Sci & Eng Lab I  -  1 credits     PHYS 2220 Physics for Science & Engineering II  -  4 credits     
    PHYS 2225 Physics for Sci & Eng Lab II  -  1 credits    
► Progress Check: Apply for Graduation      

Advising Notes

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.