Your Curriculum

Biology

Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Catalog Year 2015-2016

MHCC Faculty Advisers:
Lee Mitchell:
503-491-7441
Room AC2595
Lee.Mitchell@mhcc.edu

Walter Shriner: 503-491-7362
Room AC2570
Walter.Shriner@mhcc.edu

Jack Brook: 503-491-7473
Room AC2567
Jack.Brook@mhcc.edu

Lisa Bartee: 503-491-7382
Room AC2594
Lisa.Bartee@mhcc.edu

Biology is a tremendously diverse field of study devoted to examining life processes. Courses 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, students 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 10-17.

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 (Fall)

Course Number Course Title Credits
CH221 General Chemistry I
5
MTH251 Calculus I: Differential Calculus1
4
PH201 General Physics I or
PH211 General Physics with Calculus I
5
WR121 English Composition
4
   
18

Second Quarter (Winter)

Course Number Course Title Credits
CH222 General Chemistry II
5
MTH252 Calculus II: Integral Calculus
4
PH202 General Physics II or
PH212 General Physics with Calculus II
5
WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking
4
   
18

Third Quarter (Spring)

Course Number Course Title Credits
CH223 General Chemistry III
5
PH203 General Physics III or
PH213 General Physics with Calculus III
5
  Social Science requirement2
3-4
   
13-14

Fourth Quarter (Fall)

Course Number Course Title Credits
BI211 Principles of Biology I
5
CH241 Organic Chemistry I3
5
SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
4
  Humanities requirement2
3-4
   
17-18

Fifth Quarter (Winter)

Course Number Course Title Credits
BI212 Principles of Biology II
5
CH242 Organic Chemistry II3
5
  Humanities requirement2
3-4
  Social Science requirement2
3-4
   
16-18

Sixth Quarter (Spring)

Course Number Course Title Credits
BI213 Principles of Biology III
5
CH243 Organic Chemistry III3
5
  Health and Physical Education requirement2
3
  Computer Literacy requirement2
1
   
14

1 Depending on destination university and degree program, students may be advised differently for mathematics requirement.
2 This plan aligns with the Associate of Science; refer to degree requirements, page 16.
3 This 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

School Link
Eastern Oregon University eou.edu/biology/
Oregon State University biology.science.oregonstate.edu/
Portland State University pdx.edu/biology
Southern Oregon University sou.edu/biology/
University of Oregon biology.uoregon.edu
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