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Biological Science

Course Requirements
ID Title Class Lab Credits
Fall Semester (year 1)
BIOL101R Biology: Chemical & Cellular Basis of Life 3 3 4
CHEM140R Chemistry I 3 3 4
MATH110R Functions and Modeling I 4 0 4
ENGL102R College Composition 3 0 3
Spring Semester
BIOL102R Biology: Adaptation, Evolution and Ecosystems 3 3 4
CHEMI141R Chemistry II 3 3 4
MATH120R Functions and Modeling II 4 0 4
ENGLxxxR English Elective 3 0 3
Fall Semester
PHYS130R Physics I 3 3 4
MATH210R Calculus I 4 0 4
BIOL2xxR Biological Science Elective (200 level) 3 3 4
MATH106R Statistics I 4 0 4
Spring Semester 
XXX xxR Biological Science Elective (200 level) or Math Elective 3 3 4
XXXxxxR Lab Science Elective 3 3 4
XXXxxxR Social Science Elective 3 0 3
XXXxxxR Humanities/Fine Arts/World Language Elective 3 0 3

For more information about this program, please contact Dr. Julie Robinson at jrobinson@ccsnh.edu or 603-542-7744 x5407.

The Associate of Science (A.S.) in the Biological Science program will provide a pathway of transfer for students who wish to pursue baccalaureate studies in the biological sciences while offering them a science background that allows for a variety of career opportunities in the related fields. Furthermore, upon graduation with an Associate of Science degree in Biological Science, RVCC students will be prepared to enter the workforce in positions such as laboratory and field technicians.  Students who participate in the program will learn to think critically, reason logically, appreciate the nature and practice of science, and understand and evaluate quantitative and qualitative research. 

Built on a cohesive program of study that stresses the connections between STEM majors (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), the program design is based upon national standards for majors in Biological Science.  It includes rigorous and diverse curriculum, accomplished faculty, support for the students and administrative support.   Some additional highlights of the program include:  biomedical research and biomedical technology embedded into several of the core biological science laboratory curricula; “Science talks” - seminars presented by active scientists; Science club run by the Biological science students and faculty; extracurricular opportunities/trips to increase exposure to the scientific community; and an active research laboratory.   

The Associate of Science in Biological Science emulates the first two years of a four-year college and university degree.  All students are required to take at least 61 credits to complete the Associate in Science degree.  Of these credits, 30 are general education requirements, and an additional 31 are specific to concentration requirements.  Suggested course sequencing for this degree are as follows:


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