Biological Science (A.A.)

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Biological Science Program Overview

The Biological Science concentration in the Liberal Arts degree program provides a strong foundation in the sciences, as well as general education courses in mathematics, social sciences and the humanities. Students graduating from this program are prepared for transfer into baccalaureate programs in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, pharmacology, public health, pre-medical, pre-veterinary, pre-dental and related programs.

The Biological Science concentration in the Liberal Arts is a MassTransfer eligible program.

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  • Expected Outcomes

    Graduates of this program should be able to:

    • Describe the major components and processes of molecular and cellular biology;
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the major structures and physiological processes of organismal biology;
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and processes of evolution and systematics;
    • Demonstrate an understanding of major ecological principles;
    • Recognize the diversity and interrelatedness of modern biological disciplines and the connections between biology and physical sciences;
    • Describe the societal place of biology and appropriately communicate and apply the fundamental principles of biology to current social, medical, ethical and environmental issues;
    • Evaluate and present scientific arguments;
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the Scientific Method;
    • Demonstrate technical, equipment and measurement skills essential to basic scientific inquiry; and
    • Adopt a collaborative approach to problem solving.