Mark Amman, Program Coordinator
Email address: AmmanMJ@alfredstate.edu
The biological science degree is a hands-on program designed to prepare you to excel in various scientific laboratories or to continue your education in a number of science or pre-professional fields. The program provides a foundation in biology, chemistry, and mathematics as well as a common core of general education courses.
Biological science is a flexible program that can be tailored to fit the educational requirements of a variety of laboratory-related occupations.
Alfred State biological science graduates may enter directly into the health sciences BS, forensic science technology BS, the interdisciplinary studies BTech, or the technology management BBA degree program.
The program also enables graduates to transfer to four-year programs in biology and chemistry as well as programs such as sports medicine, forensic science, nuclear medicine, medical technology, ultrasound technology, and pre-professional programs (medicine, veterinary, dentistry, and pharmacy).
Employment and continuing education rate of 100 percent – 100 percent continued their education.
Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry
Students must possess fine motor skills that allow them to focus a microscope with fine adjustment and use forceps.
A minimum of 63 credit hours is required for graduation, with an overall cumulative index of 2.0. A grade of "C" or better is required in the core science courses (those which have BIOL or CHEM prefixes).
TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM
|BIOL||1101||Topics in General Biology||1|
|BIOL||1104||General Biology I||4|
|CHEM||1984||Chemical Principles I||4|
|MATH||xxxx||Math Elective (MATH 1033 or greater)||3-4|
|BIOL||2204||General Biology II||4|
|LITR||2603||Introduction to Literature||3|
|CHEM||2984||Chemical Principles II||4|
|XXXX||xxx3||Gen Ed Elective||3|
|BIOL||5254||Principles of Microbiology||4|
|CHEM||3514||Organic Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM||4524||Organic Chemistry II||4|
|BIOL||2111||Biological Sciences Seminar||1|
MATH courses must be at the level of MATH 1033 college algebra or above.
|AGPS||5003||Integrated Pest Management||3|
|BIOL||1223||Introduction to Forestry||3|
|BIOL||1404||Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|BIOL||2504||Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|BIOL||2801||Environmental Sciences Lab||1|
|BIOL||6003||Molecular and Cell Biology||3|
|CISY||3023||Advanced Microcmptr Spreadshts||3|
|COMP||5703||Technical Writing II||3|
|ENVR||4424||Envirnmntl Chem & Microbiology||4|
|HLTH||5113||Complementary & Altv Medicine||3|
|MATH||2124||Statistical Methods & Analysis||4|
|MEDR||1132||Essentials of Pharmacology||2|
|PHYS||1044||College Physics I||4|
|PHYS||2044||College Physics II||4|
|HLTH||5233||The Culture of Healthcare||3|
|HLTH||1013||Essentials of Exercise Physiol||3|
|HLTH||1113||Biology of Human Sexuality||3|
Others with advisement