Catalog Year 2017/2018
 

Biology Area of Concentration within the A.S. in STEM

Offers a selection of biology and other natural and physical science related courses for the student who wishes to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.
  • Students must complete their credit English and Mathematics within the first 24 credits.
  • One general education course must meet the cultural competence graduation requirement (list page 43).
  • CORE: The General Education CORE (page 42) is that foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting General Education CORE requirements. http://artsys.usmd.edu/
  • Students must take a minimum of nine credits at the 200-level.

Biology Curriculum Pathway by Catalog Year


Two Year Course Rotation
Marc Frankenberry
Chair: Science Department
301-846-2606
Email Marc Frankenberry
Office:C117
 
Sharon Smith
Academic Office Manager: Science Department
301-846-2510
Email Sharon Smith
Office: C118
Biology Area of Concentration within the A.S. in STEM
 
Course Credits

English

 
EN 101 English Composition 3

Mathematics

 
MA 210 Calculus I 4

Social & Behavioral Sciences

 
Two courses selected from different disciplines 6

Arts & Humanities

 
Arts Elective (GenEd course list) 3
Humanities Elective (GenEd course list) 3
Communications Elective (GenEd course list) 3

Biological & Physical Sciences 

 
CH 101 General Chemistry 4
BI 101 General Biology    4

PE/Health Requrement

 
  1/3

Concentration Courses

 
BI 102 General Biology 4
CH 102 General Chemistry 4
CH 201 Organic Chemistry 4
CH 202 Organic Chemistry II 4
BI 240 Genetics 4

Electives
 
Choose in consultation with an advisor.
 (PY 201, PY 203, and MA 211 recommended.  Students transferring to University of Maryland-Shady Grove must take BI 203 or BI 120 at FCC, as it is not offered at Shady Grove.)

6

Total

60
Biology Area of Concentration
  1. Articulate central themes of discipline.
  2. Apply science as a process.
  3. Demonstrate scientific inquiry (e.g. use models)
  4. Communicate scientific knowledge.
  5. Integrate discipline specific technology.
  6. Demonstrate appropriate quantitative skills.
  7. Analyze science's role in society.