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Associate of Science: Biology



Picture of Biology Emphasis (AS) at CMC.The biology emphasis for the Associate of Science Degree provides a strong foundation in mathematics and science classes for students desiring a career in the biological sciences. This includes many diverse careers such as health sciences, wildlife management, environmental engineering, biochemistry, natural resource management, forestry etc. Students with this degree will have completed the general education courses and have a solid background in general biology.

All courses will count toward the AS degree. The completion of the following courses is appropriate if you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a major in biology. However, transferability depends on the four-year institution. Additional courses may be transferable to one or more of the public four-year colleges or universities in Colorado. For specific information, please see your advisor.

See the section on Scholarships and Awards  for scholarship opportunities related to this program. For a list of CMC campuses offering this program, please see the Where Our Programs are Offered  table. Not every course is offered on every campus.

Learn more about the Associate of Science - Biology Program

State Guaranteed General Education Requirements


(31 credits minimum across 5 content areas plus 3 credits of COM)

Communication (GT-CO1-3)


3 courses.  9 credits total.  6 credits ENG (select either  ENG 121 and ENG 122, or ENG 122 and ENG 201).  Plus 3 credits COM (select either COM 115 or COM 125).

Arts & Humanities (GT-AH1-4)


2 courses (6 credit hours)

Social & Behavioral Sciences


2 courses (6 credit hours). Select 2 courses, 1 of which must be history.

Human Behavior, Culture, & Social Frameworks (GT-SS3)


Note:


 PLUS

  • 1 additional course from Arts & Humanities or Social & Behavioral Sciences courses listed above.  3.0 Credits.

Biology Program Requirements (GT-SC1)


Complete the following. Credits over 8 will be applied to the electives category.

Wellness Requirements Transfer Level (✽)


2 credits.

Colorado Mountain College Requirements


Colorado Mountain College requires its graduates to be proficient in computer use. To graduate, a student must demonstrate proficiency via an examination administered by the college or take CIS 118 . If you take the course, it will be applied to the elective credit.

Electives


You must complete an additional 23 credits in any of the Science or Mathematics disciplines (AST, BIO, CHE, ENV, GEY, MAT, MET, NRE 251  & NRE 252 , PHY) numbered 100-299 guaranteed transfer marked with a diamond (◆) or general transfer marked with an asterisk (✽) in the course description section. CIS 118  may be used if required.

Total Elective Credits (min. 23)

Total Credits Earned


State Guaranteed General Education Requirements (min. 31)
COM 115  or COM 125  (3 credits)
Wellness Requirement (min. 2)
Electives (min. 23)
Total credits toward Associate of Science degree (min. 60)

Note:


◆ State Guaranteed Transfer Course

✽ Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

Note:  Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via distance learning (IVS, hybrid, or online).

For more information see Degree & Certificate Descriptions & Requirements  .