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If you enjoy science and are curious about how living things work, consider studying biology.   

In this program, you’ll learn about life on Earth and how it forms, functions, evolves and interacts. Courses explore topics like evolution, genetics and the cellular process in microorganisms, plants and animals. You’ll also learn about the scientific method and gain hands-on experiences in the lab. Most of our biology students continue their education by transferring to a four-year college or university at a junior standing.

Whether you want a career in science education, zoology, botany, wildlife, ecology, microbiology or biotechnology—or you plan to apply your biology degree toward a future in medicine, nursing or other allied health profession—this program is an excellent start.

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs and goals.

Program Map for Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program - Associate in Biology

Choose program map:

Total Credits: 90

First Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
BIOL& 222
Majors Cell/Molecular: w/Lab
5
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
Choose one from:
CMST 226
Gender Communication
5
FILM 141
Introduction to Film
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
MATH& 151
Calculus I
5
Choose one from:
BIOL& 221
Majors Ecology/Evolution: w/Lab
5
BIOL& 223
Majors Organismal Phys: w/Lab
5
Choose one from:
ANTH& 100
Survey of Anthropology
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
SOC& 101
Introduction to Sociology
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Third Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 102
Composition II
5
Choose one from:
BIOL& 221
Majors Ecology/Evolution: w/Lab
5
BIOL& 223
Majors Organismal Phys: w/Lab
5
Choose one from:
HIST& 214
Pacific Northwest History
5
POLS 125
Introduction to Global Issues
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fourth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
CHEM& 161
General Chemistry w/Lab I
5
HLTH 101
Health and Wellness
3
PE 138
Fundamentals of Resistance Training
2
Choose one from:
GEOG 230
World Regional Geography
5
HIST& 214
Pacific Northwest History
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fifth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
CHEM& 162
General Chemistry w/Lab II
5
Choose one from:
HUM& 101
Introduction to Humanities
5
JOURN 110
Mass Media
5
Choose one from:
ANTH& 205
Biological Anthropology
5
BOT 112
Survey of the Plant Kingdom
5
GEOL& 101
Intro to Physical Geology
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Sixth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
CHEM& 163
General Chemistry w/Lab III
5
PHIL 110
Introduction to Ethics
5
Choose one from:
ANTH& 206
Cultural Anthropology
5
ENVS& 101
Intro to Environmental Science
5
PHOTO 101
Introduction to Photography
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create your own personal education plan, customized to you interests and goals, your starting quarter, your schedule (part-time or full-time), any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
To see an up-to-date list of required classes for your degree/certificate, click here for AA/AS/DTA degrees , click here for AFA/AAS degrees and certificates.

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Have a question? Let's hear it.

Thayne Lacy

Department Chair
Thayne.Lacy@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-4165
Building 28, room 206

Kaila Inbody

Curriculum Advisor
Kaila.Inbody@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-4150