Concentration in Biological Sciences (AST1)(Plan Code: LRST1AS, Subplan Code: BIOSCIENCE)

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General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
ENGL& 101English Composition I5
Quantitative Skills
MATH& 151Calculus I 15
MATH& 152Calculus II5
Health & Physical Education
Course Options3
Humanities & Social Sciences15
Select 10 credits/units from the following:10
Pre-Major Requirements
CHEM& 141
CHEM& 151
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM& 142
CHEM& 152
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM& 143
CHEM& 153
General Chemistry III
and General Chemistry Laboratory III
Select one from the following:
PHYS& 134
PHYS& 124
General Physics I
and General Physics Lab I
PHYS& 135
PHYS& 125
General Physics II
and General Physics Lab II
PHYS& 136
PHYS& 126
General Physics III
and General Physics Lab III
BIOL& 221
BIOL& 222
BIOL& 223
Majors Ecology/Evolution
and Majors Cell/Molecular
and Majors Organismal Phys (8/9/21)
PHYS& 241
PHYS& 231
Engineering Physics I
and Engineering Phys Lab I
Select one from the following:
MATH& 146Introduction to Stat5
or MATH& 153 Calculus III
Science Electives
BIOL 101Environ Biol Conf/Lab5
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 (3 credits/units)
Birds of The Pacific Northwest (3 credits/units)
Freshwater Fishes of The Pacific Northwest (3 credits/units)
Reptiles & Amphibians of The Pacific NW (3 credits/units)
Total Credits/Units90

Calculus I (MATH& 151) requires the successful completion of both Trigonometry (MATH 103) and College Algebra (MATH 110/MATH 111) or recommending score on an approved placement test prior to registration. 

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:

  • Obtain, evaluate, and ethically use information. (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)
  • 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)
  • Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors. (GE)
  • Interpret the human experience, within appropriate global and historical contexts, through evaluation, analysis, creation, or performance. (GE)
  • Analyze patterns of power, privilege, and inequity in the United States. (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)
  • Apply communication theory to demonstrate effective oral communication skills. (GE)

Program maps are a suggested academic plan and should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. Your student entry method, placement, course availability, and program requirements are subject to change and transfer credit(s) may change your map/plan.
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