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Biology is an exciting, multidisciplinary field of study. This two-year Biology AS program includes course work in biology, chemistry and physics. The program is designed to prepare students for continued higher-level study in the biological sciences. Students interested in careers such as research, forensics, pharmacy, biomedical science and other health sciences would benefit from this program.
By taking a diverse set of science courses, students will gain an appreciation and awareness of life’s forms and processes. This degree plan requires completion of 60 credit hours, including 12 hours in biology (BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407 and BIOL 2421).
By completing the degree, students will earn:
- Biology, AS
[AS_BIOL Degree offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Houston North, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park]
Total Credit Hours Required for Associate Degree: 60
Texas Tuning Agreements
This Associate of Science Degree adheres to the Texas Tuning Agreements that are designed to facilitate transfer for students attending community colleges who intend to complete specific bachelor’s degrees at identified Texas public colleges and universities. These agreements create shared understanding of subject-specific knowledge and transferable skills that students must demonstrate upon completion of degree programs. The “Fine Tuning” (or course alignment) processes involve identifying a set of lower-division courses for a given discipline area and aligning the learning outcomes across institutions in the state to provide a basis for voluntary transfer compacts and articulation agreements.
Colleges may offer specialized academic associate degrees that incorporate a voluntary statewide transfer compact and a portion of the college’s 42 hour approved core curriculum. LSC students that pursue one of these specialized academic degrees will not graduate core complete. Students may take additional LSC classes to complete the 42 hour core prior to transferring, or they may wait and complete the remaining core requirements at the transfer university.
Completion of Core Curriculum
Completion of this Associate degree does not also satisfy all of the Texas Core Curriculum requirements at Lone Star College. Additional coursework will be necessary in order to be considered “Core complete” for transfer to another Texas public institution. Please consult with your advisor to identify the additional coursework required.