Biological Sciences (AST1)

Academic Plans, known as programs, include a overview description and a summary of program requirements. You can search the online catalog via the the Academic Plan links on the right for a desired program or a specific course information. 

This is a suggested program for the first two years of major study in Biological Sciences. Lower-division course requirements will vary depending on the transfer institution. Contact an advisor at the transfer institution to determine required coursework as early as possible.

General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
ENGL&101ENGLISH COMPOSITION I5
Subtotal5
Quantitative Skills
MATH&151CALCULUS I5
MATH&152CALCULUS II5
Subtotal10
Health & Physical Education
Course Options3
Subtotal3
Humanities & Social Sciences
Select one from the following:5
PUBLIC SPEAKING (5 credits/units)
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION (5 credits/units)
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (5 credits/units)
Select 10 credits/units from the following: 110
Subtotal5
Pre-Major Requirements
BIOL&221MAJORS ECOLOGY/EVOLUTION5
BIOL&222MAJORS CELL/MOLECULAR5
BIOL&223MAJORS ORGANISMAL PHYS5
CHEM&141GENERAL CHEMISTRY I4
CHEM&142GENERAL CHEMISTRY II4
CHEM&143GENERAL CHEMISTRY III4
CHEM&151GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I1
CHEM&152GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II1
CHEM&153GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III2
Select one from the following:5-6
MATH&146INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS5
CALCULUS III (5 credits/units)
PHYS&124
PHYS&134
GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
and GENERAL PHYSICS I
5
PHYS&125
PHYS&135
GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
and GENERAL PHYSICS II
5
PHYS&126
PHYS&136
GENERAL PHYSICS LAB III
and GENERAL PHYSICS III
5
Science Electives
BIOL 101ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY5
BIOL 208FIELD STUDIES IN BIOLOGY1-10
or BIOL 224 FLOWERING PLANTS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
BIOL 139INTRODUCTION TO WILDLIFE3
Select one from the following:3
MAMMALS OF THE NORTHWEST 2 (3 credits/units)
BIRDS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST (3 credits/units)
INTRODUCTION TO FORESTRY (3 credits/units)
BIOL 145REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS OF THE PACIFIC NW3
Total Credits/Units90
Recommended Science and Composition Electives
CHEM&241ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I4
CHEM&242ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II4
CHEM&243ORGANIC CHEMISTRY III4
CHEM&251ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I1
CHEM&252ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II1
CHEM&253ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III2
Select one from the following:5
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II 1 (5 credits/units)

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Interpret the human experience, within appropriate global and historical contexts, through evaluation, analysis, creation, or performance. (GE)
  • Analyze patterns of power, privilege, and inequality. (GE)
  • Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences. (GE)
  • Apply a method of scientific inquiry, valid to the natural sciences, to evaluate claims about the natural world. (GE)
  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Obtain, evaluate, and ethically use information. (GE)
  • Analyze and interpret quantitative information presented verbally, graphically, numerically, and/or symbolically. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Apply communication theory to demonstrate effective oral communication skills. (GE)
  • Acquire scientific information from appropriate sources to analyze issues, claims or situations.
  • Apply scientific methodologies to develop and answer questions about the natural world.