NCCC College Catalog 2022-2023 
    May 29, 2023  
NCCC College Catalog 2022-2023

Biology, AS

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The Associate of Science with an emphasis in Biological Science at NCCC offers undergraduate training in biology. Emphasis may include botany and zoology, as well as preparation for professional schools such as nursing, allied health, pre-med, and veterinary medicine.


The student will need to demonstrate proficiencies in reading, English, and mathematics based on the Mandatory Placement Policy, or by taking the recommended/ required classes. Some of the courses in this curriculum have specific prerequisites.

General Education (GE) Courses

In order to graduate with a college degree, all students are required to take certain general education courses. These include English composition, speech, wellness, science, art and humanities, mathematics, computer systems, and social and behavioral science.

Program Core Courses

BIOL 251 Biology I /BIOL 252 Biology I Lab , CHEM 215 College Chemistry I /CHEM 216 College Chemistry I Lab , BIOL 255 Biology II /BIOL 256 Biology II Lab , CHEM 225 College Chemistry II /CHEM 226 College Chemistry II Lab , MATH 150 Analytic Geometry And Calculus I .

Program Elective Courses

BIOL 115 Environmental Life Science /BIOL 116 Environmental Life Science Lab , BIOL 205 Prehistoric Life , BIOL 299 Independent Study , PHYS 100 Introductory College Physics I /PHYS 130 Introductory College Physics I Lab .

Program Outcomes

Students will develop an understanding of the following:

  1. Scientific method and the history of science.
  2. Metric system and microscopy.
  3. Basic chemistry of life.
  4. Cellular structures and functions.
  5. Mitosis and meiosis.
  6. Patterns of inheritance.
  7. Cellular respiration and photosynthesis.
  8. Organismal classification.
  9. Principles of ecology.

Course Sequence

The listing that follows is a recommended sequence of courses for full-time students. The student should consult with an advisor for information specific to their academic situation.

For More Information Contact:

Program advisors
Dr. Steve Yuza, 620-432-0423

Michael Campbell, 785-248-2805

Eric Row, 785-248-2828

Elmoataz “Abe” Elmamoun, 620-432-0382

Biology AS Requirements

(Fall) Semester I

Total Credit Hours: 15

(Spring) Semester II

Total Credit Hours: 18

Total Credit Hours: 16

(Spring) Semester IV

Total Credit Hours: 16

Total Program Credits for AS Degree: 65

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