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Associate in Biology DTA/MRP

Emphasis: Biology, Botany, Zoology, Ecology


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 biology, fisheries biology, or wildlife management.

This program assumes that a student is prepared to start college-level math and English courses. Students who are not prepared to begin at this level may require additional quarters.

To ensure optimal course selection, plan your program of study with your advisor and with the specific requirements of your likely transfer institution.

Program Outcomes

Please refer to the Distribution Requirements and their criteria listed on pages 36-38 of the 2013-2014 Centralia College catalog.

Recommended Course Schedule

Fall Quarter, First Year

ENGL& 101 English Composition I (C) 5
CHEM& 161 General Chemistry w/lab (S) 6
  Elective* 5
  Total Credits 16

Winter Quarter, First Year

CHEM& 162 General Chemistry w/lab II (S) 6
ENGL& 102 Composition II (C) OR
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing (C) 5
Elective * 5
  Total Credits 16

Spring Quarter, First Year

CHEM& 163 General Chemistry III w/lab (S) 6
MATH& 151 Calculus I (M) 5
Humanities Distribution (H)*** OR
Social Science Distribution (SS)*** 5
  Total Credits 16

Fall Quarter, Second Year

BIOL& 221 Majors Ecology/Evolution w/lab (S) 5
Humanities Distribution (H) 5
Elective** 5
  Total Credits 15

Winter Quarter, Second Year

BIOL& 222 Majors Cell/Molecular w/lab (S) 5
Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
Elective** 5
Health and Fitness Distribution (HF) 3
  Total Credits 18

Spring Quarter, Second Year

BIOL& 223 Majors Organismal Physics w/lab (S) 5
Social Science Distribution (SS)*** 5
Humanities Distribution (H)*** 5
  Total Credits 15

*Students requiring Pre-calculus I (MATH& 141) or Pre-calculus II (MATH& 142) should do so now. These students would use one of the second year electives for a third social science of humanities distribution course. Other students should satisfy a social science or humanities elective.

**Recommended electives include a full year sequence of organic chemistry, or additional math classes at the Pre-calculus level, statistics or additional Calculus.

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

Updated 2014