May 24, 2024  
2017-18 Catalog 
2017-18 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science, Track I: Biological, Environmental/Resources, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, AS

Important Notes and Conditions

  • Total 90 Applicable College Level Credits
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA 2.0 Required
  • A course cannot be credited toward more than one distribution or skill area
  • The Ɨ numbers below are shared (cross listed) courses with other departments. These courses can count only once for credit [Example: PHIL 201  is same as POLS 201  and may only count as PHIL or POLS] Consult course description in the college catalog or speak with an advisor.
  • “P” grade is only allowed in electives area. Check with your intended transfer university for minimum grade requirements
  • Universities may have other specific admission requirements in addition to those of the transfer degree.



Humanities and Social Sciences: 15 CR

Minimum 5 credits each in the Humanities and Social Sciences area plus 5 additional credits in either area. Maximum 5 credits can be a performance/skills course (indicated by *).


Students cannot apply more than 5 credits of a foreign language at 100-level to Humanities distribution.

Choose from the following:



Social Sciences:

Choose from the following:


Chemistry Sequence: 15-18 CR

Three quarter sequence (for science majors) should be taken at one institution (either at BC or transferred in as a whole sequence). If not, see science advisor at the Science Division.

Biology or Physics Sequence: 15-18 CR

Three quarter sequence Biology (for science majors) or Physics (calculus-based on non-calculus based) should be taken at one institution (either at BC or transferred in as a whole sequence). If not, see science advisor at the Science Division. Some majors require physics with Calculus (PHYS 121 -PHYS 123 ) – See advisor.

Additional Requirements for Intended Major: 10-18 CR

Complete 10-15 credits in physics, geology, organic chemistry, biology, or mathematics, consisting of courses normally taken for science majors (not for general education), preferably in a 2- or 3-quarter sequence. Biology majors should select organic chemistry or physics. Discuss subject and sequence choice with science advisor.


Sufficient to meet the minimum degree total of 90

Maximum 5 credits of restricted elective courses.
Courses should be planned only with a science advisor based on the requirements of your major and the university to which you intend to transfer. For a complete listing of approved electives, see the Associate in Arts and Sciences, AAS-DTA  

Cultural Diversity Requirement

This degree has a set of BC General Education requirements including Cultural Diversity. Please choose one course to meet the Diversity Degree Requirement .

Science Academic Advising

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