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Liberal Studies - Biology Concentration

  1. Program Overview
  2. Program Learning Outcomes
  3. High School Course Recommendations

Program Overview

The Associate in Arts degree in biological sciences is primarily designed to transfer to the University of Southern Maine (USM) as the first two years of a four-year bachelor of science degree in Biology. This curriculum will provide students with a solid background in biological science, plus additional science courses necessary to complete a more advanced degree.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon Completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively, using the language, concepts, and models of biology
  • Use the scientific method to define and solve problems independently and collaboratively
  • Use a wide variety of laboratory techniques with accuracy, precision, and safety
  • Accurately interpret biological information
  • Demonstrate proficient library, mathematical and computer skills in data gathering and analysis
  • Applies biological concepts to environmental and societal issues
  • Apply their learning in an off-campus professional setting

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High School Course Recommendations

The following courses are not required for entrance into the program, but they are highly recommended.

Algebra I
Algebra II
College Prep Biology
College Prep Chemistry

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