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Biological Sciences
       Associate Degree Program: 20 Units
Biology 6          General Biology I          5 units
              Biology 7          General Biology II         5 units
              Chem 101        General Chemistry I      5 units
              Chem 102        General Chemistry II     5 units
Our biology major provides students with a firm foundation for transfer to four-year universities.  It is one of the reasons why we
         emphasize chemistry, which serves as a prerequisite for General Biology I (Bio 6).  The Bio 6 laboratory experiments focus on
         chemical analysis, microscopy, chromatography, cell structure and physiology, genetics, and DNA technologies.  This course is the
         necessary preparation for our exceptional Biotechnology class (Bio 40.)  
We are fortunate to offer subject-specific
         labs to enhance our Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Biology and Marine Biology courses.  We anticipate adding, Environmental
         Science, Lab Technician, Xeroscape and other “green” related job skills and subjects to our curricula.  Many courses include field
         trips which develop students’ meticulous observational capabilities and appreciation for the richness and diversity that makes up
         the existence and evolution of all living organisms.

         The general requirements for an Associate in Arts degree is described starting on page 33 of the 2014-2015 LAVC Catalog.
         Information regarding requirements for transfer to 4-year universities begins on p. 21 in the 2014-2015 LAVC Catalog.
Information regarding Certificate Programs can be found on p. 45 in the 2014-2015 LAVC Catalog.