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2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog 
2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog [**** ATTENTION: YOU ARE VIEWING AN ARCHIVED CATALOG **** ]

Biology: AS

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Associate of Science | 64 credits minimum

Biology Department
Taylorsville Redwood Campus: SI 341
Jordan Campus: JHS 248
General Information and Appointments: (801) 957-4922 or (801) 957-4923
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor: SI 209, (801) 957-4858

Program Faculty:
Professors - Jane Rudolph, Arleen Sawitzke, William Tanner
Associate Professor - Tim Beagley, Jim Blevins, Jedediah Doelling, Melaney Farr, Eric Green, Mary Jane Keleher, Kristen Taylor, Melissa Tillack
Assistant Professors - Rebecca Sperry, Kathy Bell, Jessica Berryman, Dan Carpenter

Program Description: The Biology Department offers a program leading to an associate of science degree. The required courses in this program will give a student an excellent and broad foundation on which to further his or her studies. Most of the courses in the program have required laboratory components to allow first-hand experience in the study of biology. A laboratory fee is charged for laboratory courses. Upon finishing the requirements for an AS degree in biology, 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. A full year of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, calculus and physics is highly recommended for any student transferring to a four-year institution.

Transfer/Articulation Information: Students completing the AS degree at SLCC through their study of Biology are well prepared to transfer to any of the four year institutions in the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE). This program also prepares students to transfer to public institutions in other states as well as most private colleges and universities.

Program Entry Requirements:
Preparation Note: Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program. For a student majoring in biology, Calculus I is considered the entry-level math class, but students can take MATH 1040 . MATH 1050  is a pre-requisite for some of the required courses. The semesters during which courses are taught are listed below. Students should check the semester class schedule for day/evening availability, locations and modifications caused by varying enrollment. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor of Biology Department faculty to discuss their course schedules and course taking pathway.

Estimated Time to Completion: If students follow the suggested sample schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

1 - Substantive Knowledge
2 - Communicate Effectively
3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
4 - Think Critically
5 - Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally
6 - Work Professionally and Constructively
7 - Develop Computer and Information Literacy

1. Provide students with a complete understanding of the method and practice of science. 1, 3, 4, 5
2. Provide students with a solid foundation of knowledge in the biological sciences. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6
3. Prepare majors to further their education in the biological sciences. 1, 4, 5, 6
4. Provide students with the technical and analytical skills used in modern biological research. 1, 3, 4, 5, 7
5. Train students to access and critically evaluate information in biology. 2, 4, 5, 6

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN or DEPTH) 3 Credits

Distribution Areas:

Complete the following Life Science (LS) distribution courses:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas. One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Fine Arts (FA)   3-4
Humanities (HU)   3
Interdisciplinary (ID)   3
Social Science (SS)   3

Sample Schedule

Advising Notes:

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite and co-requisite courses.  Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designates course may be taken. Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program. For a student majoring in biology, MATH 1210  - Calculus I, is considered the entry-level math class.

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