Jul 21, 2019  
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog 
    
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED 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. 

General Education Requirements - Credits (42)


  • History Credits: (6)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Must include at least one Literature) Credits: (9)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences Credits: (6)

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


Career Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary with Bachelor Degree
Zoologists & Wildlife Biologists $35,200 $54,800
Microbiologist $39,800 $50,700
Molecular & Cellular Biologist $32,200 $62,600
Biological Science Teachers, Post-Secondary $24,900 $53,200

Career and salary information taken from onetonline.org. Check out this website for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

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.

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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