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Biological Science

(Science/Mathematics Division)

Total Credit Hours:
64-68
Program Type:
Associate of Science (Transfer)
Major Code:
0003
Courses Required:
   
Additional Information:
http://www.darton.edu/programs/scimath/programs/p-biol.php    

Who is this program for?

Students interested in biology must be able to work independently and seek answers to problems that are presented. Biological scientists study living organisms and their relationship to their environment. They research problems dealing with life processes and living organisms. Most specialize in some area of biology, such as zoology (the study of animals) or microbiology (the study of microscopic organisms).

What is this program about?

The biology major serves the role of a preparatory major for a four year degree in biology. The biology program prepares students with the basic skills needed to continue at a college or university to complete a four year degree in biology. Completion of the biology program typically takes two years of study. After successful completion of the program students generally complete a four year undergraduate degree. After completion of a four year degree students may go on to complete a masters or a Ph. D. in biology. The two years of study at the associate of science degree level (approximately 74 semester hours) may include courses such as; General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, English Composition, Speech, Humanities Electives, Economics, Social/Behavioral Sciences Electives, and other electives.

Where are the classes held?

Location Offered?
Albany Yes
Cordele Yes
Thomasville No
Colquitt No
Swainsboro No
Americus No
Channel 19 Yes
Online Yes

How are the classes offered?

Program Type Offered?
On Campus Only No
Hybrid Program Yes
Online Program No

A Hybrid Program is defined as a program containing a mixture of both online and on campus courses.
An Online Program is defined as a program that can be completed without having to set foot on campus.

When would I have the program completed by?

2 years for the full time enrolled student

Why would or should I be interested in this program?

Biology is one of the preferred majors for entrance medical professional schools. Many biological scientists work in research and development. Some conduct basic research to advance knowledge of living organisms, including viruses, bacteria, and other infectious agents. Basic biological research continues to provide the building blocks necessary to develop solutions to human health problems and to preserve and repair the natural environment. Biological scientists mostly work independently in private industry, university, or government laboratories, often exploring new areas of research or expanding on specialized research started in graduate school. The following data is from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (2006) lists the following salaries: general biological scientists in non-supervisory, supervisory, and managerial positions earned an average salary of $69,908; microbiologists, $80,798; ecologists, $72,021; physiologists, $93,208; geneticists, $85,170; zoologists, $101,601; and botanists, $62,207.

Employment Opportunities?

Average Starting Salary?

Responsible Department: Science/Mathematics
Last Modified: July 23, 2007
Program Contact: Lyndasu Crowe
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