Biology Studies Degree | Naugatuck Valley Community College

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Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Division

Biology Studies

Program Description

General Education Core course listings and definitions appear on pages 54-57. Placement testing will determine the sequencing of courses. Additional courses may be required. In order to graduate and be guaranteed admission to a CT State University or to Charter Oak State College, you must earn an overall 2.0 GPA.

Program Requirements

Competency or Program Requirement Course Number and Title Required Credits
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H185 Trigonometric Functions or MAT*H186 Precalculus 3-4
Scientific Knowledge CHE*H121 General Chemistry I 4
Scientific Reasoning BIO*H121 General Biology I 4
Written Communication Choose any Written Communication listed 3
Program Requirement BIO*H122 General Biology II (spring only) 4
Program Requirement CHE*H122 General Chemistry II (spring only) 4
Program Requirement MAT*H254 Calculus I 4
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communications Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communications listed 3
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication course listed 3
Program Requirement Any 200 level BIO laboratory course 4
Program Requirement PHY*H121 General Physics I or CHE*H211 Organic Chemistry I1 4
Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics Choose any Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics listed 3
Historical Knowledge Choose any Historical Knowledge listed 3
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena listed 3
Program Requirement Any 200 level BIO laboratory course 4
Program Requirement PHY*H122 General Physics II or CHE*H212 Organic Chemistry II1 4

Total Credits: 60-61

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

1Not currently offered at NVCC. This course is offered at Tunxis, Gateway, WCSU, CCSU and SCSU.

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