The Biology Department offers a solid academic foundation for further study in the Life Sciences. The primary emphasis of the Biological Sciences major program is to prepare students for successful transfer to baccalaureate (four-year) institutions. The course package for majors is modeled on the transfer requirements of SDSU & UCSD and will satisfy requirements of most other CSU and UC campuses.
All Biology majors courses have pre-requisites. Pre-requisites must be completed and cleared PRIOR TO REGISTRATION. Please check the current catalog for course pre-requisites.
The Biology Department DOES NOT ACCEPT IB or CLEP test scores for ANY course listed below THAT INCLUDES A REQUIRED LAB.
The Biology Department HIGHLY RECOMMENDS that students successfully complete (with a grade of "C" or "CR" or higher) the following courses before enrolling in a Majors-Level Biology course:
The Biology Department Three(3) Majors courses. These courses can be taken in any order that best fits each student's schedule. Each course is has pre-requisites outside the department that need to be completed prior to enrollment. Students without a strong background in Biology are encouraged to complete course similar to Biology 120 - Principles of Biology before attempting any of the Majors Biology courses.
The following Biology courses, taken with the appropriate general education requirements, will lead to an Associate Degree with a Biological Sciences major. Please consult with a Grossmont College Counselor for a complete list of degree requirements.
|Biology 215RLb||Statistics for Life & Behavioral Sciences
|Biology 230RLb||Principles of Cellular, Molecular & Evolutionary Biology||4|
|Biology 240RLb||Principles of Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology||5|
|The following courses are offered by the Chemistry, Math and Physics Departments at Grossmont College. Completion of these courses is also required for the Biology Associate Degree program.|
|Chemistry 141RLb||General Chemistry I||5|
|Chemistry 142RLb||General Chemistry II||5|
|Chemistry 231RLb||Organic Chemistry I||5|
|Chemistry 232RLb||Organic Chemistry II - This course is not required for the A.S. degree at Grossmont but is part of the "preparation for major" course work required by most transfer institutions.||5|
|Mathematics 180L||Analytical Geometry & Calculus||5|
|Physics 130RLb||Fundamentals of Physics||4|
|Physics 131RLb||Fundamentals of Physics||4|
|L||Lecture only classes|
|RLb||Classes with required labs|