2021 - 2022 Dallas College Catalog

2021 - 2022 Catalog
Field of Study Degrees

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE WITH A FIELD OF STUDY IN BIOLOGY

This plan is an official Field of Study Degree approved
by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.


Offered on Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake, and Richland Campuses

This is a new award effective Fall 2020.

Degree Code: AS.FS.BIOLOGY

This degree plan is designed to meet the needs of students who plan to major in Biology and transfer to a four-year college or university. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approves the field of study in Biology included in this degree. This degree plan will constitute a semester credit hour transfer block to any public Texas four-year college or university with a Biology Major.

Transferring students shall not be required to repeat courses transferred as part of the field of study curriculum. Completion of the field of study curriculum shall not prevent a receiving institution from requiring additional lower-division courses that may be necessary for specific degree programs. Because of the complexity of requirements, student must plan very carefully and work with an advisor/counselor.

In order to be eligible to receive this A.S. degree, a student must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 credit hours including all the required courses listed;
  2. Earn a grade of "C" or better in English 1301 and the selected college-level mathematics course;
  3. Receive a GPA (2) of at least 2.00 ("C");
  4. Meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites; and
  5. Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Students who plan to transfer must work closely with an advisor/counselor.

This degree does not include all Core Curriculum course requirements.


This page includes Coordinating Board (CB) Codes.

Courses Required for the A.S. Degree with a Field of Study in Biology
Component Areas
and CB Codes
Courses Semester-Credit Hours Required

Communication
(CB010)
Select EACH of the following:

ENGL 1301 (a grade of "C" or better is required)
ENGL 1302

6
Mathematics
(CB020)
Select the following:

(A grade of "C" or better is required.)
1MATH 2413
4

Life and Physical Sciences
(CB030)

Select EACH of the following:

BIOL 1406, 1407


8
Language, Philosphy and Culture
(CB040)
Select ONE of the following:

ENGL 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2331, 2332, 2333, 2341, 2351

HUMA 1302, 1305, 2319

PHIL 1301, 1304, 2306, 2307, 2316, 2321

FOREIGN LANGUAGES: ARAB 2311, 2312; CHIN 2311, 2312; FREN 2311, 2312; GERM 2311, 2312; ITAL 2311, 2312; JAPN 2311, 2312; KORE 2311, 2312; PORT 2311, 2312; RUSS 2311, 2312; SGNL 2301, 2302; SPAN 2311, 2312

3
Creative Arts
(CB050)
Select ONE of the following:

ARTS 1301, 1304

DRAM 1310

MUSI 1306

3
American History
(CB060)
Select the following:

HIST 1301

and

Select ONE of the following:
HIST 1302, 2301, 2328, 2381

6
Government/Political Science
(CB070)
Select EACH of the following:

GOVT 2305, 2306

6
CORE CREDIT HOURS FOR THIS A.S. DEGREE 36

General Elective Credits

Select EACH of the following:
CHEM 2425
PHYS 1402

8

BIOLOGY FIELD OF STUDY REQUIRED COURSES

Select EACH of the following:
CHEM 1411
CHEM 1412
CHEM 2423
PHYS 1401

16
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR THIS A.S. DEGREE
60

Student's transcript will indicate the Field of Study has been completed upon successful completion of the following courses: BIOL 1406, 1407; CHEM 1411, 1412, 2423 and PHYS 1401.

NOTE:
1 MATH 2413 has a prerequisite of MATH 2412 or equivalent which has a prerequisite of MATH 1316, which has the prerequisite of MATH 1314 or equivalent.