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ASNSM in Biology

The Associate in Science in Natural Sciences and Mathematics (ASNSM) degree in Biology emphasizes general education and is designed to provide a basis for transfer into the Bachelor of Arts degree program in Biology. This 60-credit program develops an understanding of biological principles which underlie all living things, instills a sense of inquiry, and sharpens analytical thinking skills.

ASNSM in Biology Credit Distribution

Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 44
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
(6)
  • Oral Communication
(3)
  • Quantitative Literacy
(3)
  • Information Literacy
    SOS-110: Critical Information Literacy
(3)
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
(3)
  • Ethics
(3)
  • Civic Engagement
(3)
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 9
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 8
E. Mathematics 3
II. Area of Study: Biology 16
  • General Biology II with Lab
(4)
  • Biology Electives
(12)
Total 60

Transfer Your Credit

Have you attended college before? If so, you may be able to transfer credits earned at other regionally accredited colleges or universities. The University also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit – all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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