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Associate of Science - Biology
(Effective UG21)

The Associate of Science (AS) - Biology degree is intended for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university to major in biology and/or biology-related fields. As a biology major, students will develop a comprehensive foundation of the principles that underlie the science of living things from the cellular to the ecosystem level.

The AS degree differs from the Associate of Arts (AA) degree in the level of mathematics and science coursework that is required.

For More Information Contact:

Dr. Paul Botch
2105 East Normal St.
Kirksville, MO 63501

(660)-665-0345 ext. 15022

Lindsay Reustle
601 Business Loop 70 West, Suite 216
Columbia, MO 65203

(573)-234-1067 ext. 12161

Academic Maps

The downloadable academic maps below are suggested semester-by-semester schedules of courses based upon the AS degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses, and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. To ensure that milestone courses are completed, it is important that you, when possible and appropriate, enroll in any needed developmental coursework during the first semester(s) of enrollment. Additionally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years. Finally, keep in mind these maps do not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information.

 

 

Course Semester Hours
  First Semester (Fall)
 
BIO155 General Biology for Majors I 4
LAL101  ^Composition I 3
MTH140 or
MTH150 or
MTH160 or
MTH190 or
MTH201
^Precalculus Algebraor
^Precalculusor
^Elementary Statisticsor
^Calculus for Business and Life Sciences* (Recommended) or
^Analytic Geometry & Calculus I* (Recommended)
3-5
PHY121 ^General Chemistry I 5
    15-17
 
  Second Semester (Spring)
 
BIO160 ^General Biology for Majors II 4
LAL102 ^Composition II 3
MTH140 or
MTH150 or
MTH160 or
MTH190 or
MTH201
^Precalculus Algebraor
^Precalculusor
^Elementary Statisticsor
^Calculus for Business and Life Sciences* (Recommended) or
^Analytic Geometry & Calculus I* (Recommended)
3-5
PHY122 ^General Chemistry II 5
    15-17
 
  Third Semester (Fall)
 
  General Education Elective 3
HST105 or
HST106 or
PSC105
American History to 1865 or
American History from 1865 or
Introduction to American Government 
3
  Technical Elective 3-5
  Technical Elective 3-5
    12-16
 
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
 
  Free Elective (General Education or Technical Elective)** 3-5
  Free Elective (General Education or Technical Elective)** 3-5
  General Education Elective 3
  Technical Elective 3-5
    12-18
 
  Minimum Required Hours for Degree 60

*Math – complete two courses. Most biological science programs require MTH190 Calculus for Business and Life Sciences or MTH201 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I.

**Free Electives – Complete additional elective courses as needed to reach a minimum of 60 credit hours.

^Please refer to the college catalog and course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

 

Additional Graduation Requirement
Missouri law, included in Senate Bill 807, requires every college student pursuing an associate’s or bachelor's degree at a public institution to pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination with at least a 70 percent to graduate. The rule will apply to the incoming class of first-time college students in the fall of 2019 and all students thereafter.

This academic map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between MACC and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to meet the academic objectives of the college. MACC specifically reserves the right to modify, delete, or add to any academic map at any time within the student’s period of study at the college.