Biology

The Associate of Science in Biology curriculum provides basic courses for the first two years of a four-year curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. 

With this degree, students will have a solid background in biology that can be applied to a Bachelors degree in Biology, Pre-Medicine, Biochemistry, or any other STEM field, as well as Education for those who wish to teach biology. Topics covered: 

Topics Covered:

  • Cell and Molecular Biology 
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology 

Associate of Science in Biology

 

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First Semester (Fall I):

  • BIOL 2110C Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Lec/Lab (4 Credits)
  • ENGL 1110 English Composition I (3 Credits)
  • MATH 1220 College Algebra (3 Credits)
  • Social & Behavioral Science (3 Credits)

 

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS: 13


Second Semester (Spring I)

  • BIOL 2410C Principles of Biology: Genetics Lec/Lab (4 Credits)
  • CHEM 1215 General Chemistry I Lec/Lab (4 Credits)
  • ENGL 1120 Composition II (3 󠆌Credits)
  • MATH 1230 Trigonometry (3 Credits)

 

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS: 14


Third Semester (Summer): 

  • BIOL 2210C Human A&P I Lec/Lab (4 Credits)
  • COMM 1130 Public Speaking OR COMM 2120 Interpersonal Communication (3 Credits)

 

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS: 7


Fourth Semester (Fall II): 

  • BIOL 2225C Human A& P II Lec/Lab (4 Credits)
  • CHEM 1225C General Chemistry II Lec/Lab (4 Credits)
  • Humanities (3 Credits)
  • Social & Behavioral Science (3 Credits)

 

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS: 14


Fifth Semester (Spring II): 

  • Arts (3 Credits)
  • BIOL 2310C Microbiology Lec/Lab (4 Credits)
  • Elective (4 Credits)
    (Choose from: GEOL 1110C, MATH 1512, MATH 1552, PHYS 1115C, PHYS 1230C OR PHYS 1240C)
  • Social & Behavioral Science, Humanities OR Arts (3 Credits)

 

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS: 14


 Total Credits Required: 62 

This program consists of 62 credit hours. Full-time students typically complete this program in five semesters.

Students interested in CCC's Biology program can apply for general admission to the college and then file a degree plan with an Academic Advisor.

Although this program is designed to allow students to transfer to a four-year university to continue their studies in biology and other sciences, it will provide a solid foundation for a multitude of possible careers. Students must work closely with their transfer institutions and their CCC advisor to ensure the best transition to four-year schools. Future career opportunities include: 

 

 

 

Contact Info

For more information about CCC’s Biology program, please contact: 

portrait of Division Chair Brandon Finney
Brandon Finney

Division Chair of Mathematics, Science, and Humanities
575.769.4933

brandon.finney@clovis.edu

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Michelle Hughes 
Biology Faculty
575.769.4919
michelle.hughes@clovis.edu


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Joy Newton 
Biology Faculty
575.769.4931
joy.newton@clovis.edu

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