Dec 05, 2022  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog

Biology: APS


Associate of Pre-Science | 68 credits 

Program Website
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Program Description
The Biology Department offers a program leading to an Associate of Pre-Science degree. The required courses in this program will give a student an excellent and broad foundation on which to further their studies at a transfer institution. Upon finishing the requirements for an APS degree in Biology Transfer, and after acceptance into a major program, a student should be able to obtain a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution with two additional years of study. Not all General Education requirements will have been fulfilled and students will need to complete the remainder of their General Education based on the requirements of the transfer institution.

Career Opportunities
There are numerous biology and life science jobs in the United States.

Transfer/Articulation Information
These degrees are fully transferrable to the University of Utah and with course selection advising to other USHE institutions.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx  
Course fees: $260

Note: Fees vary based upon specific registration and are subject to changes.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS


Complete all General Education courses. Refer to Notes for program specific requirements and recommendations.

  

Program General Education Notes


REQUIRED:

Composition (EN):  Composition (EN)  

Quantitative Literacy (QL): MATH 1210

American Institutions (AI): any approved American Institutions (AI)  course 

Life Sciences (LS): BIOL 1610

Physical Science (PS): component is satisfied through pre-major coursework.

1 course from each of Fine Arts (FA) , Humanities (HU) , and Social Science (SS)  

Program Requirements


Time to Completion & Graduation Map


  • Biology APS: Full-time  
  • Time to completion is 6 semesters based on a full-time minimum of 15 credits per semester. Less than 15 credits per semester will increase time to completion.

Program Learning Outcomes


Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • Students will acquire the foundational biological principles necessary for successful transfer to a bachelor program. [1,2,4]
  • Students will acquire the foundational chemical principles necessary for successful transfer to a bachelor program. [1,2,4]
  • Students will acquire the foundational mathematical knowledge and skills necessary for successful transfer to a bachelor program. [1,2,3,4]
  • Students will acquire the foundational writing knowledge and skills necessary for successful transfer to a bachelor program. [1,2,3,4]
  • Students will initiate their Program of General Education under the guidance of an academic advisor to ensure that they acquire the most efficient package of courses to transfer to the bachelor’s institution of choice. [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9]