Academic Programs

Biology Emphasis

Associate of Science Degree
Program Description
Sioux City & Cherokee Campus

The Associate of Science degree in Biology prepares students to enter various biology and biology-related programs leading to a bachelor's degree in four year colleges and universities. Such programs include horticulture, wildlife management, human biology, environmental science, or pharmacology.

The Biology program is also excellent preparation for future preprofessional studies in the areas of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, occupational and physical therapy, or bioengineering. The study of biology gives a person an appreciation of the diversity of living things and the significance of their natural relation to one another and to their environment. The recommended program stresses instruction in the basic concepts of math, chemistry, and biology, as well as the laboratory skills necessary for upper division studies in biology.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for biological scientists (excluding teachers) is expected to grow by 9% over the 2006-16 decade. The level of competition for jobs will be fairly intense. The strongest areas of growth are expected to be biochemistry, biophysics and environmental biology. A strong background in genetics and molecular biology will be essential for all biological scientists.

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience.............................................. 1
BIO 116 General Biology 1B..................................................... 4
CHM 166 General Chemistry I.................................................... 5
SPC 112 Public Speaking.......................................................... 3
MAT 121 College Algebra.......................................................... 4
BIO 117 General Biology IIB..................................................... 4
CHM 176 General Chemistry II................................................... 5
ENG 105 Composition I............................................................. 3
HIS 110 Western Civilization: Ancient to Early Modern............ 3
CHM 261 Organic Chemistry I.................................................... 4
ART 101 Art Appreciation.......................................................... 3
CLS 212 Diversity...................................................................... 3
ENG 106 Composition II............................................................. 3
PHY 162 College Physics I........................................................ 4
CHM 271 Organic Chemistry II................................................... 4
LIT 101 Introduction to Literature............................................ 3
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology......................................... 3
PHY 172 College Physics II....................................................... 4
CSC 110 Introduction to Computers......................................... 3

Program Total............................................................ 66

Contacts

Greg Romig BS, MS, DA, Ext. 1447 Room L307 greg.romig@witcc.edu
Susan McDonald BS, MA, Ext. 1453 Room L415 susan.mcdonald@witcc.edu
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4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
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