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Biological Sciences AS
Fergus Falls, Moorhead

Biological Sciences - Fergus Falls AS
Fergus Falls

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Credits breakdown

Developmental courses — A student may be required to enroll in developmental courses in reading, writing and math. A student's scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in developmental courses. The purpose of developmental courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.

Course # Course Title Credits
Required
BIOL1122 General Biology I
Goal: 2, 3 *
4
BIOL1123 General Biology II
Goal: 3, 10 *
4
BIOL2240 Genetics
Goal: 3 *
4
CHEM1111 General Inorganic Chemistry I
Goal: 2, 3 *
5
CHEM1112 General Inorganic Chemistry II
Goal: 2, 3 *
5
ENGL1101 College Writing
Goal: 1 *
3
MATH1115 Functions/Trigonometry
Goal: 2, 4 *
4
PHYS1401 College Physics I
Goal: 3 *
4
PHYS1402 College Physics II
Goal: 3 *
4
MNTC Courses
MATH1114 College Algebra
Goal: 2, 4 *
4
Recommended
ENGL1205 Writing About Literature
Goal: 1 *
3
- OR -
ENGL1210 Writing About Current Issues
Goal: 1 *
3
- OR -
ENGL1215 Professional and Technical Writing
Goal: 1 *
3

MNTC Electives ...

16

Total Credits: 60

* Completion of an AS degree requires courses from at least 6 of the 10 MNTC Goal Areas.

 

About this program

This degree is designed for students interested in the various fields of biological sciences such as cell biology, bioengineering, environmental science, fish and wildlife management, forestry, genetics, and microbiology. Students majoring in biological sciences may also be interested in the following program areas: biochemistry, chemistry, pre-chiropractic, pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-medical technology, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, and pre-veterinary medicine. The curriculum listed below should be used as a guide since required courses vary considerably among the four-year institutions and professional schools. Students planning a degree in biological sciences or one of the above fields should contact the biology department and work with a counselor or advisor to identify transfer options. A visit to the intended transfer institution by the spring of the first year is highly recommended.
 

Program outcomes

1. Utilize the scientific method to formulate and test hypotheses through experimental design.
2. Explain and apply basic principles of natural and physical sciences.
3. Relate principles of biology, chemistry, and physics to environmental systems.
4. Evaluate the inter-relatedness of human, social, ethical, and political issues and the natural environment.
5. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
6. Evaluate laboratory protocols, field methods, and data collection and analysis techniques.
 

Program accreditation

The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, (800) 621-7440, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504.