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Animal/Plant Biology
Associate in Science

Purpose

This program is for students who wish to complete a bachelor's degree in such disciplines as general or molecular biology, zoology, microbiology, genetics, entomology, botany, horticulture, soil science, phycology, ecology, marine science, fisheries, or wildlife management.

If you are not well-prepared in high school mathematics and science, you should plan, with your advisor, a three-year program at Centralia College in preparation for transfer to a four-year college or university. The main emphasis in the first year at Centralia should be on strengthening your mathematics, basic sciences, communications, and reading skills.

To ensure optimal course selection, plan your program of study with your advisor.

Program Outcomes

Please refer to the Distribution Requirements and their criteria listed on pages 33-35 of the 2012-13 Centralia College catalog.

Recommended Course Schedule

Fall Quarter, First Year

BIOL& 221 Majors Ecology/Evolution (S) 5
CHEM& 161 General Chemistry w/lab I (S) 6
ENGL& 101 English Composition I (C) 5
  Total Credits 16

Winter Quarter, First Year

BIOL& 222 Majors Cell/Molecular (S) 5
CHEM& 162 General Chemistry w/lab II (S) 6
MATH& 151 Calculus I (M) 5
  Total Credits 16

Spring Quarter, First Year

BIOL& 223 Majors Organismal Phys 5
CHEM& 163 General Chemistry w/lab III (S) 6
MATH& 152 Calculus II (M) 5
  Total Credits 16

Fall Quarter, Second Year

Biology/Chemistry/Physics sequence *** 5-6
Social Science Distribution 5
Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 3
  Total Credits 13-14

Winter Quarter, Second Year

Biology/Chemistry/Physics sequence *** 5-6
MATH& 146 Introduction to Stats  
  OR  
MATH& 163 Calculus III 5
Humanities Distribution * 5
  Total Credits 15-16

Spring Quarter, Second Year

Biology/Chemistry/Physics sequence *** 5-6
Social Science or Humanities Distribution * 5
Elective   5
  Total Credits 15-16

Science Electives: BIOL& 241, 242, 243 Human A & P w/lab I-III; CHEM& 261, 262, 263 Organic Chem w/lab I-III; PHYS& 221, 222, 223 Engineering Physics I-III.

*** Biology majors should select Organic Chemistry or Physics for second year sequence

*Students are required to complete 3-5 credits in a Diversity course (D). A list of courses that satisfy the Diversity Requirement can be found in the college catalog.

(Updated 2013)