Biology - Associate of Science Degree

The Associate in Science (AS) degree in Biology at Crafton Hills College is designed to meet the needs of students transferring to a 2 or 4 year institution who intend to major in Biology or a related field of study.

Major/Program Requirements

Career and Academic Pathways

Required Courses:

BIOL 130 or BIOL 130HCell and Molecular Biology


BIOL 131 or BIOL 131HPopulations and Organisms


CHEM 150General Chemistry I


CHEM 151General Chemistry II


PHYSIC 110General Physics I


PHYSIC 111General Physics II


Note: Students may substitute PHYSIC 250, PHYSIC 251, and PHYSIC 252 in lieu of PHYSIC 110 and PHYSIC 111. See a counselor for details.

Students wishing to focus in Anatomy and Physiology may choose to complete:

ANAT 150Human Anatomy and Physiology I


ANAT 151Human Anatomy and Physiology II


Students wishing to focus in Microbiology may choose to complete:

MICRO 150Medical Microbiology




MICRO 102Introductory Microbiology



MICRO 247ASpecial Problems in Microbiology



MICRO 248ASpecial Problems in Microbiology


Note: Students who complete MICRO 102 must also take a special problems in microbiology course (MICRO 247A or MICRO 248A).

Total Credit Hours: 26.00-34.00

Lower division requirements for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution in this field may differ from associate degree requirements. Prospective transfer students should complete the general education and lower division requirements of the school to which they will be transferring. See a counselor for details. Information is also available at

A student receiving a degree in this field will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the processes and skills associated with biological science research, including an integrated working knowledge of instrumentation and biological processes.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills through analysis of experimental data then drawing conclusions, and making predictions based on evidence.
  • Communicate biological ideas and processes clearly and precisely, both orally and in writing.