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Courses & Requirements

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The associate in arts degree Liberal Arts: Biology Option is designed for the student planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in a biological science. This program provides a solid liberal arts foundation and takes into account the general science and mathematics courses required for transfer to many colleges/universities. However, students are strongly urged to consult with a faculty member in the NECC Natural Science Department and with the Admissions Office/Biology Department at the institution to which they plan to transfer for their preferred sequence of courses. A minimum of 69 credit hours is required for graduation.

Starting in the fall of 2014, any student enrolled in an associate degree program who is new to NECC and has no academic history at the college, must take at least one course designated as intensive in each of NECC’s six core academic skills in order to graduate. In most cases, the program’s core required courses include these intensive courses. Plan to see an advisor for more complete information about this graduation requirement.

Courses Credits Comments
BIO111 Introductory Biology I 4  
BIO112 Introductory Biology II 4 Prerequisite
CHM121 General Chemistry I 4 Prerequisite
CHM122 General Chemistry II 4 Prerequisite
ENG101 English Composition I 3  
ENG102 English Composition II 3 Prerequisite
MAT125 Statistics
MAT171 Calculus for Business/Social/Life Sciences
8 Prerequisite
MAT251 Calculus I
MAT252 Calculus II
8 Prerequisite
PHS111 College Physics I
PHS112 College Physics II
8 Prerequisite
PHS131 Engineering Physics I
PHS132 Engineering Physics II
8 Prerequisite
Courses Credits Comments
Behavioral Science 6  
Fine & Performing Arts/Foreign Language/Philosophy & Religion 6  
History/Government 6  
Literature 6  
Biology Elective 4 Recommended Biology Electives BIO103 and BIO104 or higher, except BIO115
Computer Science
Biology Elective
3/4 Recommended Computer Elective
CIS110 or higher,
or Recommended Biology Electives BIO103 and BIO104 or higher, except BIO115