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Biology BIOE.S.AS

Associate of Science - 60 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Department: Biology
Effective as of Fall 2023

Are you curious about how living organisms interact and develop beneficial relationships (Ecology)? Do you wonder how we have such a diversity of living organisms in our ever changing world and how they came into existence (Evolution)? Have you heard that DNA is the latest frontier of cutting edge medicine and wondered how it determines the function and lifespan of an organism as well as disease susceptibility? Does the idea of studying the role that bacteria and other microorganisms play in our health excite you? Would you like to have active “hands on” classes and labs that stimulate your curiosity and teach you about science? If you answered yes, then you should take a biology class! It is the study of life! Biology classes include everything from the study of the remnants of prehistoric life/ fossils (General Biology), bacteria and their associated diseases and our immune system (Microbiology), DNA and how it works (Genetics), similarities of living organisms and how they interact with their environment and much, much more!

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What is the program about?

The Associate of Science in Biology is designed for students who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university and pursue a baccalaureate degree in biology. The curriculum fulfills the freshman and sophomore requirements of most colleges and universities. The biology courses offer a solid foundation in key areas of biology such as cell biology, genetics, evolution, and ecology with a broad survey of life on Earth. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer 36 to graduate.

Program Outcomes

  • Conclude that the theory of evolution offers the only scientific explanation for the unity and diversity of life on Earth.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method by conducting observations, collecting and analyzing data, evaluating, interpreting, and communicating results while performing biological experiments.
  • Apply biological concepts and critical thinking skills to comprehend scientific literature and solve biological problems.
  • Demonstrate a foundational knowledge of biological principles, concepts and theories.

Career Opportunities

Studying biology opens the door to a wide variety of teaching, research, and service careers including health sciences, forensic science, environment, agriculture, and science writing. Students of the biological sciences find jobs in colleges and universities, primary and secondary schools, museums, zoos, nature centers, hospitals, clinics, and laboratories. Governments need the expertise of biologists to formulate sound policies and legislation. Many non-profit organizations, businesses, and industries also depend on biologists to fulfill their missions.


Completion of this program guarantees completion of the Ohio Transfer 36 (OT36). OT36 courses are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Ohio on a course-by-course basis or in total.Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


Course Title Credits
BIO 1171 Principles of Biology I 5
BIO 1272 Principles of Biology II 5
BIO 2222 Evolution 3
BIO 2225 Ecology 4
BIO 2235 Genetics 4
BIO 2236 Lab for Genetics 0
CHE 1211 General Chemistry I 5
CHE 1221 General Chemistry II 5
COM 2211 (Effective Public Speaking) OR COM 2206 (Interpersonal Communication) OR COM 2225 (Small Group Communication) 3
ENG 1201 English Composition II 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
MET 1131 Personal Computer Applications for Engineering Technology 1
Multicultural Elective 3
Ohio Transfer 36: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 6
Ohio Transfer 36: Arts & Humanities Elective 6
Ohio Transfer 36: Mathematics Elective 3
SCC 1101 First Year Experience 1
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.