Life Sciences, Associate of Science

The Associate of Science (AS) degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year or upper-level college or university and major in mathematics, one of the sciences (biology, chemistry, geology, physics, biotechnology, or related field), engineering, or computer science. For more information, students may refer to the Core Curriculum and Field of Study sections of the catalog. The AS degree differs from an Associate of Arts (AA) degree in the amount or level of mathematics and science required for degree completion. The College requires a minimum of 12 hours of mathematics, 12 hours in science, or 12 hours in computer sciences beyond the core requirement for the degree. Please note the Field of Study AS degree options contain state-required courses recommended for the degree.

Students seeking an AS degree should take science courses designed for majors rather than courses for non-majors. Science courses designed for allied health students are not intended for academic transfer toward a science major. BIOL 2404 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (lecture & lab) and BIOL 1322 Nutrition and Diet Therapy are designed strictly for allied health or health science majors and do not apply to an AS degree. The College recommends BIOL 2404 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (lecture & lab) for students pursuing some Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees and BIOL 1322 Nutrition and Diet Therapy for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Students choosing to pursue an AS degree should select from among life science, physical science, computer science, or mathematics. However, courses designed for non-majors (BIOL 1308 Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lecture)/BIOL 1108 Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lab)BIOL 1309 Biology for Non-Science Majors II (lecture)/BIOL 1109 Biology for Non-Science Majors II (lab),  CHEM 1305 Introductory Chemistry I (lecture)/CHEM 1105 Introductory Chemistry I (lab), and GEOL 1301 Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I (lecture)/GEOL 1101 Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I (lab) do not apply to an AS degree. Likewise, courses designed strictly for allied health or health science such as BIOL 2404 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (lecture & lab) and BIOL 1322 Nutrition and Diet Therapy do not apply to the AS degree.

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Transfer Path
12 Semester Credit Hours in any BIOL or CHEM 112
Total Credits12
Institutional Option
Select one of the following:3
Learning Framework
Learning Framework
Academic elective (if successfully completed GUST 0305)
Select one of the following:3
Business Computer Applications
Integrated Software Applications I
Academic elective (if student passes the computer literacy exam)
Communications
Select two of the following:6
Composition I (required)
Composition II
Technical and Business Writing
Mathematics
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Plane Trigonometry
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences 1
Calculus for Business and Social Sciences 1
Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) 1
Elementary Statistical Methods (Statistics)
Linear Algebra
Differential Equations
Pre-Calculus Math
Calculus I
Calculus II
Life and Physical Sciences (Natural Science)
Select two of the following: 26
Biology for Science Majors I (lecture)
Biology for Science Majors II (lecture)
General Chemistry I (lecture)
General Chemistry II (lecture)
Historical Geology (lecture)
Environmental Science (lecture)
College Physics I (lecture)
College Physics II (lecture)
University Physics I (lecture)
University Physics II (lecture)
Language, Philosophy, and Culture (Humanities)
Select one of the following:3
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
World Literature I
World Literature II
Forms of Literature: Literature and Film
Mexican American Literature
Human Geography
World Civilization I
World Civilization II
Introduction to the Humanities I
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Ethics
Creative Arts (Fine Arts)
Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation
Art History I (Prehistoric to the 14th century)
Art History II (14th century to the present)
Dance Appreciation
Theater Appreciation
Film Appreciation
Music Appreciation
Music Literature
American Music
American History
Select two of the following:6
United States History I
United States History II
Texas History
Mexican American History I
Mexican American History II
Government/Political Science
Select two of the following:6
Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics) 3
Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics) 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Archaeology
General Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
World Regional Geography
Introduction to Political Science
Western Civilization I
Western Civilization II
General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Minority Studies
Component Area Option
Select two of the following: 46
Introduction to Speech Communication
Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Business and Professional Speech
Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness
Beginning Chinese I
Beginning Chinese II
Beginning French I
Beginning French II
Beginning German I
Beginning German II
Beginning American Sign Language I
Beginning American Sign Language II
Beginning Spanish I
Beginning Spanish II
Total Credits48

Other courses that may be used in this component may include any Core Curriculum course that has not been used to fulfill a previous component.

If a student successfully completes San Jacinto College’s 42-hour Core Curriculum, that block of courses must be substituted for the receiving institution’s core curriculum. The receiving institution may not require a student to take additional Core Curriculum courses to meet the requirements of the core. Students who transfer without completing the Core Curriculum shall receive academic credit in the core curriculum of the receiving institution for each of the courses the student has successfully completed in the San Jacinto College Core Curriculum.

Students should plan Core Curriculum courses that would meet baccalaureate degree requirements at the four-year institution.

If you do not see your transfer school, please follow the Plan of Study. For more information, contact an Admissions advisor. Please speak to an advisor at San Jacinto College and the transfer institution to ensure this Transfer Plan is accurate and complete.

Biology

Transfer Plans

  • UH Main - Biology, BAUniversity of Houston - Main CampusFull Time

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    2018
    Fall Term 1Credits
    BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
    BIOL 1106 Biology for Science Majors I (lab) 1
    BIOL 1306 Biology for Science Majors I (lecture) 3
    ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
    MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
    PSYC 1300 Learning Framework 3
     Credits16
    Spring Term 1
    ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
    CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I (lab) 1
    CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I (lecture) 3
    ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
    MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus Math 4
     Credits14
    Fall Term 2
    BIOL 1107 Biology for Science Majors II (lab) 1
    BIOL 1307 Biology for Science Majors II (lecture) 3
    CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II (lab) 1
    CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II (lecture) 3
    GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics) 3
    HIST 1301 United States History I 3
     Credits14
    Spring Term 2
    GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics) 3
    HIST 1302 United States History II 3
    PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy 3
    PHYS 1101 College Physics I (lab) 1
    PHYS 1301 College Physics I (lecture) 3
    SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3
     Credits16
     Total Credits60
  • UH Main - Biology, BAUniversity of Houston - Main CampusPart Time

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    2018
    Fall Term 1Credits
    BIOL 1106 Biology for Science Majors I (lab) 1
    BIOL 1306 Biology for Science Majors I (lecture) 3
    ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
    PSYC 1300 Learning Framework 3
     Credits10
    Spring Term 1
    ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
    HIST 1301 United States History I 3
    MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
     Credits9
    Fall Term 2
    BIOL 1107 Biology for Science Majors II (lab) 1
    BIOL 1307 Biology for Science Majors II (lecture) 3
    HIST 1302 United States History II 3
    MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus Math 4
     Credits11
    Spring Term 2
    BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
    CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I (lab) 1
    CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I (lecture) 3
    GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics) 3
     Credits10
    Fall Term 3
    ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
    CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II (lab) 1
    CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II (lecture) 3
    GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics) 3
     Credits10
    Spring Term 3
    PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy 3
    PHYS 1101 College Physics I (lab) 1
    PHYS 1301 College Physics I (lecture) 3
    SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3
     Credits10
     Total Credits60
  • UH Main - Biology, BSUniversity of Houston - Main CampusFull Time

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    2018
    Fall Term 1Credits
    BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
    BIOL 1106 Biology for Science Majors I (lab) 1
    BIOL 1306 Biology for Science Majors I (lecture) 3
    ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
    MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
    PSYC 1300 Learning Framework 3
     Credits16
    Spring Term 1
    ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
    CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I (lab) 1
    CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I (lecture) 3
    ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
    MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus Math 4
     Credits14
    Fall Term 2
    BIOL 1107 Biology for Science Majors II (lab) 1
    BIOL 1307 Biology for Science Majors II (lecture) 3
    CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II (lab) 1
    CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II (lecture) 3
    GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics) 3
    HIST 1301 United States History I 3
     Credits14
    Spring Term 2
    GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics) 3
    HIST 1302 United States History II 3
    PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy 3
    PHYS 1101 College Physics I (lab) 1
    PHYS 1301 College Physics I (lecture) 3
    SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3
     Credits16
     Total Credits60
  • UH Main - Biology, BSUniversity of Houston - Main CampusPart Time

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    Plan of Study Grid
    2018
    Fall Term 1Credits
    BIOL 1106 Biology for Science Majors I (lab) 1
    BIOL 1306 Biology for Science Majors I (lecture) 3
    ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
    PSYC 1300 Learning Framework 3
     Credits10
    Spring Term 1
    ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
    HIST 1301 United States History I 3
    MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
     Credits9
    Fall Term 2
    BIOL 1107 Biology for Science Majors II (lab) 1
    BIOL 1307 Biology for Science Majors II (lecture) 3
    HIST 1302 United States History II 3
    MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus Math 4
     Credits11
    Spring Term 2
    BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
    CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I (lab) 1
    CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I (lecture) 3
    GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics) 3
     Credits10
    Fall Term 3
    ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
    CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II (lab) 1
    CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II (lecture) 3
    GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics) 3
     Credits10
    Spring Term 3
    PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy 3
    PHYS 1101 College Physics I (lab) 1
    PHYS 1301 College Physics I (lecture) 3
    SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3
     Credits10
     Total Credits60
  • UHCL - Biology, BAUniversity of Houston - Clear LakeFull Time

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    Plan of Study Grid
    2018
    Fall Term 1Credits
    BIOL 1106 Biology for Science Majors I (lab) 1
    BIOL 1306 Biology for Science Majors I (lecture) 3
    ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
    HIST 1301 United States History I 3
    MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
    PSYC 1300 Learning Framework 3
     Credits16
    Spring Term 1
    BIOL 1107 Biology for Science Majors II (lab) 1
    BIOL 1307 Biology for Science Majors II (lecture) 3
    CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I (lab) 1
    CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I (lecture) 3
    ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
    HIST 1302 United States History II 3
     Credits14
    Fall Term 2
    BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
    CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II (lab) 1
    CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II (lecture) 3
    GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics) 3
    HUMA 1301 Introduction to the Humanities I 3
    SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3
     Credits16
    Spring Term 2
    ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
    BIOL 2121 Microbiology for Science Majors (lab) 1
    BIOL 2321 Microbiology for Science Majors (lecture) 3
    CHEM 2123 Organic Chemistry I (lab) 1
    CHEM 2323 Organic Chemistry I (lecture) 3
    GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics) 3
     Credits14
     Total Credits60
  • UHCL - Biology, BAUniversity of Houston - Clear LakePart Time

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    Plan of Study Grid
    2018
    Fall Term 1Credits
    BIOL 1106 Biology for Science Majors I (lab) 1
    BIOL 1306 Biology for Science Majors I (lecture) 3
    ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
    PSYC 1300 Learning Framework 3
     Credits10
    Spring Term 1
    BIOL 1107 Biology for Science Majors II (lab) 1
    BIOL 1307 Biology for Science Majors II (lecture) 3
    ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
    MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
     Credits10
    Fall Term 2
    BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
    CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I (lab) 1
    CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I (lecture) 3
    HIST 1301 United States History I 3
     Credits10
    Spring Term 2
    CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II (lab) 1
    CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II (lecture) 3
    GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics) 3
    HIST 1302 United States History II 3
     Credits10
    Fall Term 3
    ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
    BIOL 2121 Microbiology for Science Majors (lab) 1
    BIOL 2321 Microbiology for Science Majors (lecture) 3
    GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics) 3
     Credits10
    Spring Term 3
    CHEM 2123 Organic Chemistry I (lab) 1
    CHEM 2323 Organic Chemistry I (lecture) 3
    HUMA 1301 Introduction to the Humanities I 3
    SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3
     Credits10
     Total Credits60
  • UHCL - Biology, BSUniversity of Houston - Clear LakeFull Time

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    Plan of Study Grid
    2018
    Fall Term 1Credits
    BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
    BIOL 1106 Biology for Science Majors I (lab) 1
    BIOL 1306 Biology for Science Majors I (lecture) 3
    ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
    MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
    PSYC 1300 Learning Framework 3
     Credits16
    Spring Term 1
    ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
    CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I (lab) 1
    CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I (lecture) 3
    ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
    MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus Math 4
     Credits14
    Fall Term 2
    BIOL 1107 Biology for Science Majors II (lab) 1
    BIOL 1307 Biology for Science Majors II (lecture) 3
    CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II (lab) 1
    CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II (lecture) 3
    GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics) 3
    HIST 1301 United States History I 3
     Credits14
    Spring Term 2
    BIOL 2121 Microbiology for Science Majors (lab) 1
    BIOL 2321 Microbiology for Science Majors (lecture) 3
    GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics) 3
    HIST 1302 United States History II 3
    HUMA 1301 Introduction to the Humanities I 3
    SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3
     Credits16
     Total Credits60
  • UHCL - Biology, BSUniversity of Houston - Clear LakePart Time

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    Plan of Study Grid
    2018
    Fall Term 1Credits
    BIOL 1106 Biology for Science Majors I (lab) 1
    BIOL 1306 Biology for Science Majors I (lecture) 3
    ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
    PSYC 1300 Learning Framework 3
     Credits10
    Spring Term 1
    ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
    HIST 1301 United States History I 3
    MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
     Credits9
    Fall Term 2
    BIOL 1107 Biology for Science Majors II (lab) 1
    BIOL 1307 Biology for Science Majors II (lecture) 3
    HIST 1302 United States History II 3
    MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus Math 4
     Credits11
    Spring Term 2
    BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
    CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I (lab) 1
    CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I (lecture) 3
    GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics) 3
     Credits10
    Fall Term 3
    ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
    CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II (lab) 1
    CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II (lecture) 3
    GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics) 3
     Credits10
    Spring Term 3
    BIOL 2121 Microbiology for Science Majors (lab) 1
    BIOL 2321 Microbiology for Science Majors (lecture) 3
    HUMA 1301 Introduction to the Humanities I 3
    SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3
     Credits10
     Total Credits60

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