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 (HA)(HB) & Social Sciences (SS) Courses (minimum 15 credits)
Humanities (HA) Course Options5
Social Sciences (SS) Course Options5
Select an additional five credits/units from Humanities (HA) or (HB) or Social Science (SS) courses5
Pre-Major Requirements
CHEM& 141
CHEM& 151
CHEM& 142
CHEM& 152
CHEM& 143
CHEM& 153
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
and General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
and General Chemistry III
and General Chemistry Laboratory III
Select one from the following:15
General Physics I
and General Physics Lab I
and General Physics II
and General Physics Lab II
and General Physics III
and General Physics Lab III (15 credits/units)
Majors Ecology/Evolution
and Majors Cell/Molecular
and Majors Organismal Phys (15 credits/units)
Engineering Physics I
and Engineering Phys Lab I
and Engineering Physics II
and Engineering Phys Lab II
and Engineering Physics III
and Engineering Phys Lab III (15 credits/units)
Select from one of the following options:
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)
Additional credits to meet AST1 90 (ninty) credit minimum. See advisor to identify what courses required for completion5
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)

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