Life Science

Life Science Associate in Science Degree 2020-2021

(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 hands-on experience and be able to work with the equipment in a health setting such as an EKG machine, otoscope, microscope, spectrophotometer, 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:

Complete a minimum of 8 units from the following:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
BIOL 2 Environmental Science 4 -
*BIOL 3 Introduction to Life Science 4 -
BIOL 5 Human Biology 4 -
*BIOL 10 and
*BIOL 10L
Introduction to Life Science Lecture and
Introduction to Life Science Lab
3
1
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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 Human Physiology 5 -
BIOL 31 Microbiology 5 -
Complete a minimum of 3 units from the following:
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 Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4 -
PHYS 4C Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4 -

Additional Information

Life Science AS Degree formerly Biological Science AS Degree

*BIOL 3 Introduction to Life Science is the same as *BIOL 10 and *BIOL 10L.

  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.

Faculty Advisor(s): Alcazar, Hile, Fallon, Nearn, Rutledge


2020-2021 Life Science Associate in Science Degree