|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES|
|College Writing I||ENG111||3||ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|College Writing II||ENG112||3||ENG111|
|Individual/Society||From Area 2||3|
|World View||From Area 3||3|
|Calculus I||MAT281 satisfies Area 4 requirement||4||MAT196 or MAT197 or placement|
|General Biology I/Lab||BIO195 satisfies Area 5 requirement||4||ENG095 and RDG095 and MAT194 or placement-see note|
|Humanities||From Area 6||3|
|General Biology II/Lab||BIO196||4||BIO195; see note*|
|Cell Biology/Lab||BIO207||4||BIO195 and CHM201 or Chair approval; see note*|
|Genetics and Lab||BIO208||4||BIO196 or Chair approval; see note*|
|General Chemistry I/Lab||CHM201||4||MAT197 and ENG111; see note*|
|General Chemistry II/Lab||CHM202||4||CHM201; see note*|
|General Physics I/Lab or College Physics I/lab||PHY201 or PHY251||4||MAT197; see note*, MAT281; see note*|
|General Physics II/Lab or College Physics II/Lab||PHY202 or PHY252||4||PHY201; see note* PHY251; pre/co-req MAT282; see note*|
|OPTION ELECTIVES (Choose 3)|
|Organic Chemistry/Lab I||CHM251||4||CHM202 and ENG112; see note*|
|Organic Chemistry/Lab II||CHM252||4||CHM251; see note*|
|Intro to Biotechnology||BIO120||4||ENG095 and MAT093 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement; see note*|
|Molecular Biotechnology and Lab||BIO260||5||BIO120, BIO207, and BIO208 or Chair approval; see note*|
|Population Ecology||BIO210||4||BIO196 or chair approval|
|Interpretation and Presentation of Scientific Research||SCI221||3||Complete Two: BIO195, CHM201, PHY201, and/or ENR101 or chair approval|
*Note: All science, engineering, and math courses that are pre or co-requisites of other science and engineering courses require a grade of C+ or better.
This program offers two degree options: Biology Transfer and Biotechnology. Each option prepares students for employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Each option engages students in industry-level, inquiry based laboratory activities in order to develop and strengthen their critical thinking as well as their industry skills.
This option provides students with the technical coursework and laboratory experience that enables them to succeed in undergraduate biology programs. Upon graduation from BHCC, students are able to pursue further study at four-year colleges and universities in any number of areas including physiology, ecology, cell biology, biotechnology, genetics, botany, zoology, microbiology, biochemistry, wildlife conservation, or any of the health sciences. BHCC has articulation agreements with UMass Boston, UMass Amherst and UMass Lowell, enabling Biology Transfer graduates to enroll in any one of these universities as juniors, without losing credits.
This option will allow students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to seek a bachelor’s degree in biology. Students planning to transfer into a pre-medical, pre-veterinary, predental, pharmacy or chiropractic degree program should enroll in this program.