Your Curriculum


Catalog Year 2014-2015

MHCC Faculty Adviser:
Lee Mitchell: 503-491-7441 - Room AC 2595

Walter Shriner: 503-491-7362 Room AC2570

Jack Brook: 503-491-7473 Room AC2567

Lisa Bartee: 503-491-7382 Room AC2594

Biology is a tremendously diverse field of study devoted to examining life processes. Courses offered by the Department of Life Science are tailored to allow graduating students to function as informed citizens or to move on to careers as practicing scientists, educators and health professionals.

Curricular Outcomes
At the completion of this curriculum, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of discipline-specific biological concepts
  • Demonstrate the ability to ask and answer questions using the scientific method by collecting and analyzing data during scientific investigations
  • Select, evaluate and utilize discipline-specific information and literature to explore topics
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate scientific information
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between science and society

The following plan of classes is a general guide to prepare students to pursue a Bachelor of Science in the biological sciences at a college or university. To prepare for such a degree and at the same time meet MHCC degree requirements, follow one of the transfer degree options on pages 10-15 printed catalog.

Students receiving financial aid must be seeking a certificate or degree and following official MHCC certificate or degree requirements.

Admission and degree requirements vary among colleges and universities. Students are advised to:

  • Contact the transfer university to confirm specific admission/major/degree requirements.
  • Consult with a faculty adviser or the MHCC Academic Advising and Transfer Center early to develop an educational plan.

Note: Community colleges do not award transfer degrees in a subject area, but do award an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree, an Associate of Science Oregon Transfer – Business degree or an Associate of Science degree. 

First Quarter Cr
CH221 General Chemistry I 5
MTH251 Calculus I: Differential Calculus 4
PH201 General Physics I or
PH211 General Physics with Calculus I
WR121 English Composition 4
Second Quarter
CH222 General Chemistry II 5
MTH252 Calculus II: Integral Calculus 4
PH202 General Physics II or
PH212 General Physics with Calculus II
WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking 4
Third Quarter
CH223 General Chemistry III 5
PH203 General Physics III or
PH213 General Physics with Calculus III
  Social Sciences requirement 1 3-4
Fourth Quarter
BI211 Principles of Biology I 5
CH241 Organic Chemistry I 2 5
SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
  Humanities requirement 1 3-4
Fifth Quarter
BI212 Principles of Biology II 5
CH242 Organic Chemistry II 2 5
   Humanities requirement 1 3-4
  Social Science requirements 1 3-4
Sixth Quarter
BI213 Principles of Biology III 5
CH243 Organic Chemistry III 2 5
  Health & Physical Education requirement 1 3
  Computer Literacy requirement1 1

1This plan aligns with the Associate of Science; refer to degree requirements, page 14 of the printed catalog.
2This sequence replaces the 300-level Organic Chemistry requirement at colleges and universities. With an acceptable score on the ACS National Exam and a minimum of a "C" or better in each course, this sequence transfers as 11-15 credits of 300-level coursework to all OUS schools.

Transfer Schools' Web Links
Eastern Oregon University -
Oregon State University -
Portland State University -
Southern Oregon University -
University of Oregon -

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