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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog

Biology - A.S. (TTP)


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The Associate of Science (Biology) is a two-year program for students who plan to transfer to the university to complete a B.S. degree in biology, genetics, microbiology, or biotechnology. The B.S. degree in biology prepares graduates to continue their education in professional (dental, medical, pharmacy, physical therapy, optometry, veterinary) or graduate programs or to enter the workforce as research scientists in university or industrial laboratories, biological consultants, or as scientists in local, state, or federal agencies. 

Transfer Options
The Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) degree is designed to create a smooth transition to all public universities offering a Baccalaureate degree in this major by guaranteeing the transferability of all courses. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note:  There are to be no course substitutions in this program. 

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP). More information can be found at http://www.volstate.edu/Testing/Services.php.

General Education Requirements - Credits (42)


Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19-20)


Total Degree Requirements - Credits (61-62)


Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for Computer Literacy Requirements

Career and Salary Information


The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website www.onetonline.org or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed. 

Career Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary with Bachelor Degree
Zoologists & Wildlife Biologists $42,380 $66,620
Microbiologist $42,880 $56,530
Molecular & Cellular Biologist $39,350 $64,900
Biological Science Teachers, Post-Secondary $27,920 $56,070

 

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (14)


  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16-17)


  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Literature - See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)


  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

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