A. S. Degree

Communication 9 hours
  ENGL 1010 Composition I 3 hours  
  ENGL 1020 Composition II 3 hours  
  SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech Comm. or other approved speech/communication course 3 hours  
Humanities and/or Fine Arts (at least one course in literature) 9 hours
Social/Behavioral Sciences 6 hours
History 6 hours
Natural Sciences 8 hours
  BIOL 1110 General Biology I 4 hours  
  BIOL 1120 General Biology II 4 hours  
Mathematics 4 hours


MATH 1910 Calculus I 4 hours  
General Education Total 42 hours

  MATH 1920 Calculus II* or MATH 1530 Introductory Statistics 3-4 hours  
  CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I 4 hours  
  CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II 4 hours  
  CHEM 2010 Organic Chemistry I** 4 hours  
  CHEM 2020 Organic Chemistry II** 4 hours  
Area of Emphasis Total 19-20 hours
Biology Total 61-62 hours

*At UT Knoxville, the math course must be Calculus II

**At UT Knoxville, this sequence must be Organic Chemistry I and either a course in cell biology with laboratory or genetics with laboratory.


Curricular Map


Biology (Major) ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE (Degree)
Semester 1 (Fall)   Semester 2 (Spring)  
English 1010: Composition I 3 English 1020: Composition II 3
BIOL 1110: General Biology I 4 BIOL 1120: General Biology II 4
MATH 1910: Calculus I 4 MATH 1920: Calculus II or MATH 1530: Introductory Statistics* 3 or 4
CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I 4 CHEM 1120: General Chemistry II 4
Subtotal Semester 1 15 Subtotal Semester 2 14-15
Semester 3 (Fall)   Semester 4 (Spring)  
CHEM 2010: Organic Chemistry I** 4 CHEM 2020: Organic Chemistry II** 4
Social/Behavioral Science 3 Social/Behavioral Science 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 Humanities/Literature 3
Speech 3 Humanities/Fine Arts 
History 3 History 3
Subtotal Semester 3 16 Subtotal Semester 4 16
    Total Credit Hours 61-62

*Students planning to transfer to UT Knoxville or MTSU must complete MATH 1920, Calculus II.
**Students planning to transfer to UT Knoxville must complete CHEM 2010, Organic Chemistry I and a course in either cell biology with laboratroy (BIOL 2110) or genetics with laboratory (BIOL 2120). 


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