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  Oct 18, 2017
 
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Life Science Track, Science AS


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The life science track is a transfer program that provides the first two years of courses necessary for a four-year baccalaureate degree in one of the life sciences. Working closely with a counselor or adviser, students will be able to tailor their program of study to fit the needs of most, if not all, colleges and universities offering a degree in biology or the biological sciences. Also, students planning to transfer to a four-year institution prior to attending medical, dental, veterinary, physical therapy, podiatry, or chiropractic school will find all or most of the prerequisite courses needed for admission to these professional schools. Finally, students planning to transfer to pharmacy, medical technology, or optometry school programs that accept students after two years of undergraduate education will find all the courses needed for admission into these programs.

Students are strongly advised to work closely with a biology or chemistry faculty member or an academic transfer counselor in order to select courses that will prevent or minimize the loss of credits upon transfer.

General Education Course Selections


Click here to view the Foundation/Distribution Courses  for selection to fulfill the General Education Course Requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence


A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows. All students should consult an advisor.

First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


  • BIOL 222 - Principles of Genetics 4 semester hours
  • Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD)** 
  • Program elective 4 semester hours †, † †
  • Program elective 3 semester hours †, † †

Total Credit Hours: 60


*  ENGL 101/ENGL 101A, if needed for ENGL 102/ENGL 103 or program elective

**Behavioral and Social Science Distribution (BSSD) courses must come from different disciplines.

† Program electives:  (Program elective range from 2-5 credits.    Students are encouraged to speak with their transfer institution when selecting electives.  It is recommended that in a 2 semester chemistry sequence, both courses be taken at the same institution, e.g. CHEM 203  & CHEM 204 .) BIOL 210 , BIOL 212 , BIOL 213 , BIOL 217 , BIOL 226 , BIOL 228 , BIOL 230 , BIOL 252  , CHEM 203 , CHEM 204 CMSC 140  , CMSC 203  , CMSC 204  ,  MATH 171  , MATH 182 , MATH 280  , MATH 282  , PHYS 161 , PHYS 203 , PHYS 204 , PHYS 233 , PHYS 234 , PHYS 262 , PHYS 263 , SCIR 297  

†† Students planning to transfer to UMCP should take MATH 170  , and should choose as electives:  BIOL 252 , CHEM 203 CHEM 204  and MATH 171  .  Students that enter calculus ready should consider taking PHYS 233  and PHYS 234  .

Program Outline / Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements


Foundation Courses


Distribution Courses


  • BIOL 150 - Principles of Biology I 4 semester hours (NSLD)
  • CHEM 131 - Principles of Chemistry I 4 semester hours (NSLD)
  • Arts distribution 3 semester hours (ARTD)
  • Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD) **
  • Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD) **
  • Humanities distribution 3 semester hours (HUMD)

General Education Elective


Program Requirements


Total Credit Hours: 60


*  ENGL 101/ENGL 101A, if needed for ENGL 102/ENGL 103 or program elective

**Behavioral and Social Science Distribution (BSSD) courses must come from different disciplines.

† Program electives:  (Program elective range from 2-5 credits. Students are encouraged to speak with their transfer institution when selecting electives.  It is recommended that in a 2 semester chemistry sequence, both courses be taken at the same institution, e.g. CHEM 203  & CHEM 204 .) BIOL 210 , BIOL 212 , BIOL 213 , BIOL 217 , BIOL 226 , BIOL 228 , BIOL 230 , BIOL 252  , CHEM 203 , CHEM 204 CMSC 140  , CMSC 203  , CMSC 204  ,  MATH 171  , MATH 182 , MATH 280  , MATH 282  , PHYS 161 , PHYS 203 , PHYS 204 , PHYS 233 , PHYS 234 , PHYS 262 , PHYS 263 , SCIR 297  

†† Students planning to transfer to UMCP should take MATH 170  , and should choose as electives:  BIOL 252 , CHEM 203 CHEM 204  and MATH 171  .  Students that enter calculus ready should consider taking PHYS 233  and PHYS 234  .

Program Outcomes


Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Identify, describe, and explain basic biological concepts
  • Use an interdisciplinary approach to explain and solve life science concepts (from knowledge learned in biological, chemical, and physical sciences and mathematics).
  • Utilize the scientific method to analyze problems in the life sciences.

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