TCC’s Biology program can help you prepare for a variety of careers in the health professions. The demand for people educated in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics– STEM – programs has never been greater. In addition to health professions, Biologists also are involved in agriculture, forestry, wildlife management, environmental science and other fields that make the world a healthier and safer place to live. If you are curious about life, creative, highly motivated and have a passion for solving biological problems, you should explore the potential of our Biology program.
General Education Requirements: 27 Hours
(Mathematics and Science requirements are satisfied through specialized courses.)
Communication 9 hours
COMM 1113 Public Speaking
*ENGL 1113 Composition I
*ENGL 1213 Composition II
Humanities 6 Hours
See the General Education Requirements page for course list.
Social Science 6 hours
POLS 1113 American Federal Government
and select one course from the following:
HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era
HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present
Recommended Electives 3 hours
Students should select courses that will transfer to the college/university they plan to attend. See the University Transfer Degree Information below.
Required Electives 3 hours
Select one three-hour course from one of the following:
Psychology, Social Sciences, Foreign Language, or Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre).
*Course has prerequisite.
Specialized Course Requirements: 34 Hours
Biology 16 hours
*BIOL 1224 Introduction to Biology for Majors
*BIOL 1404 General Botany
*BIOL 1604 Zoology
*BIOL 2134 Human Anatomy
*BIOL 2154 Human Physiology
*BIOL 2164 Microbiology
Chemistry 15 hours
*CHEM 1315 General Chemistry I
*CHEM 1415 General Chemistry II
*CHEM 2145 Organic Chemistry I
*CHEM 2245 Organic Chemistry II
Mathematics 3 hours
*MATH 1513 College Algebra
*MATH 1613 Plane Trigonometry
*MATH 1715 College Algebra and Trigonometry
*MATH 2114 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
*MATH 2124 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
*MATH 2134 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
Additional Recommended Courses
(Not required for degree. Three credit hours may be utilized for General Education Recommended Electives)
CSCI 1203 Computer Concepts and Applications
*MATH 2193 Elementary Statistics
PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology
+*PHYS 1114 General Physics I
+*PHYS 1214 General Physics II
Total Credit Hours: 61
*Course has prerequisite.
+Courses highly recommended for transfer to baccalaureate programs.
To receive an AA or AS degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.
University Transfer Degree Information
Students should work closely with an academic advisor each semester to make certain you are enrolled in the correct courses for your degree program, especially if you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university. Students are encouraged to begin a dialogue with their intended transfer schools as early as possible. Early coordination between TCC academic advisors and advisors from selected four-year institutions can streamline the transfer process. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she understands the program/admission/transfer requirements for the transfer school.
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