Life Science

Associate in Science Degree in Biological Science: Life Science 2017-2018

(Major #C.6102.AS)

The students will be able to identify the phyla/ classes of organisms, their structures, and physiology. The students will know the human body macroscopically to the organ-system level and the microscopic/ histological level. The students will have the hands on experience and be able to work with the equipment in a health setting such as an EKG machine, otoscope, microscope, spectrophometer, autoclave, etc. The students will have a basic understanding of aseptic transfer, microbiological techniques, and pathogenicity.

Major requirements (18 units minimum)
A grade of “C” or better is required in the following courses:

Complete a minimum of 18 units from the following:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
BIOL 3 Introduction to Life Science 4 -
BIOL 5 Human Biology 4 -
BIOL 10 and
Introduction to Life Science Lecture and
Introduction to Life Science Lab
3 and
BIOL 11A Biology for Science Majors I 5 BIOL 190
BIOL 11B Biology for Science Majors II 5 BIOL 140
BIOL 20 Human Anatomy 4 -
BIOL 22 and/or
Human Physiology and/or
5 -
Take a minimum of three units from:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
CHEM 1A General Chemistry 5 CHEM 110
CHEM 1B General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis 5 *CHEM 120S
CHEM 3A Introductory General Chemistry 4 -
CHEM 3B Introductory Organic and Biological Chemistry 4 -
PHYS 2A General Physics I 4 PHYS 105
PHYS 2B General Physics II 4 PHYS 110
PHYS 4A Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4 PHYS 205
PHYS 4B and/or
Physics for Scientists and Engineers and/or
Physics for Scientists and Engineers
4 -


*Other recommended courses: Chemistry 8 or 28A, 28B, 29A, 29B; Mathematics 5A, 5B

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of comparative anatomy and comparative physiology.
  2. Demonstrate basic microscopic techniques required for all Biology fields.
  3. Critically evaluate scientific research.

Advisors: Alcazar, Hile, Fallon, Nearn, Rutledge

2017 - 2018 Associate in Science Degree Life Science