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2022-2023 Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Pathway
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math guided pathway at RCC

Biology Interest

Associate of General Studies Degree

A total of 90 credits are required to complete the Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree. The courses listed below are only meant to serve as a guide of recommended choices within categories required in the AGS framework. See the AGS graduation guide for full degree requirements. It is recommended that students also consult with the transfer college of choice regarding specific prerequisites since requirements for a biology major vary at each university.

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate in two years as you prepare to transfer to a four-year Oregon college or university. Please meet with an advisor for any questions about alternate classes in any given term. When transferring to a four-year Oregon state college or university, one of the following options must be met as a requirement for admission:

  1. Two years of the same high school-level world language, or
  2. Two terms of college-level world language (may be first-year world language, which can be used as elective credits)

This is for students who have graduated from high school or completed a high school equivalency program in 1997 or after. Additionally, if a student intends to complete a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree at a four-year school, they must complete two years of a college level world language regardless of when they graduated from high school or an equivalency program. Completing the first year in terms 4-6 at RCC sets you up for the second-year sequence when you transfer.

Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher-level(s) based on designated placement score(s). Note, some pre-requisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions. At least one four-credit elective course needs to be taken to achieve the minimum 90 credits required to graduate.

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS:

90
Program email address: [email protected]
Course No. Course Title Alternate Course(s) Comments
Program Prerequisites

MTH111

College Algebra

or designated placement score

MTH112

Elementary Functions

or designated placement score

WR115

Introduction to Expository Writing

or designated placement score

Prerequisites - credits vary based on Placement Score(s):

0-11

Fall

Check in with Advisor

CHEM221

General Chemistry I

fall term only

CHEM221L

General Chemistry I Lab

fall term only

CHEM221R

General Chemistry I Recitation

fall term only

MTH251

Calculus I (Differential)

fall at RWC; fall/winter at RVC

CIS120

Concepts in Computing I 1

PE185TAI

Tai Chi

PE185SAS

or approved Fitness/Health/Physical Education course

Term Credits:

13

Winter

CHEM222

General Chemistry II

winter term only

CHEM222L

General Chemistry II Lab

winter term only

CHEM222R

General Chemistry II Recitation

winter term only

MTH252

Calculus II (Integral)

 

HS152

Stress Managment

PE185YOG

Yoga

or other approved transferable general elective

Term Credits:

12

Spring

CHEM223

General Chemistry III

spring term only

CHEM223L

General Chemistry III Lab

spring term only

CHEM223R

General Chemistry III Recitation

spring term only

WR121

English Composition I

ECON201

Principles of Microeconomics

spring term only

Term Credits:

13

Summer

WR227

Technical Writing

Strongly recommended.

COMM111

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

COMM100, 115, 218

PSY101

Psychology of Human Relations

PE185RRV

Rafting the River

See financial aid advisor.

Term Credits:

12

Fall

Check in with Advisor

PH201

General Physics I

fall term only

PH201L

General Physics I Lab

fall term only

PH201R

General Physics I Recitation

fall term only

BI211

General Biology I

BI211L

General Biology I Lab

PSY201

General Psychology I

or approved Social Science course (credits vary)

Term Credits:

13

Winter

PH202

General Physics II

winter term only

PH202L

General Physics II Lab

winter term only

PH202R

General Physics II Recitation

winter term only

BI212

General Biology II

BI212L

General Biology II Lab

COMM218

Interpersonal Communications

approved Humanities course (credits vary)

PE185PCW

Physical Conditioning - Weight Training

PE185SUA

or approved Fitness/Health/Physical Education course

Term Credits:

14

Spring

PH203

General Physics III

spring term only

PH203L

General Physics III Lab

spring term only

PH203R

General Physics III Recitation

BI213

General Biology III

BI213L

General Biology III Lab

ECON202

Principles of Macroeconomics

approved Social Science course (credits vary)

Term Credits:

13

1 Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science course, CIS120/CS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years.

For more information, contact the Science Department:

Phone: 541-956-7500
Email: [email protected]
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/science
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