Did you know that adult moths don’t eat wool–it’s actually their larvae that leave those pesky holes behind? Sure you did.

Living creatures have always been your thing, and whether studying animals or humans is your endgame goal, the Texarkana College biology program will help you get there. Geeky cardigan not required.

Our Associate of Science with a concentration in biology will give you the solid foundation you need to continue your studies at a four-year college or university.

Associate of Science – Concentration in Biology

The instructional program in biology offers required courses for students majoring in biological sciences, pre-professional curricula, allied health, agricultural sciences, and natural resources.  The following is a suggested course of study which will satisfy the requirements for this Associates of Science degree at Texarkana College.

Freshman Year

First Semester Hours   Second Semester Hours
ENGL 1301 (core)
Composition I
3 ENGL 1302 (core)
Composition II
3
HIST 1301 (core)
United States History I
3 HIST 1302 (core)
United States History II
3
Pick one: Math (any core course)
MATH 1314 College Algebra
MATH 2413 Calculus I
3 SPCH 1315 (core)
Public Speaking
3
CHEM 1311 + 1111 (core)
General Chemistry I + lab
4 CHEM 1312 + 1112 (core)
General Chemistry II + lab
4
EDUC/PSYC 1300 (core)
Learning Frameworks
3
Total 16   Total 13

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours   Second Semester Hours
Pick one: Language, Philosophy, & Culture (core)
ENGL 2327 / 2328 American Literature I/II
ENGL 2332 / 2333 World Literature I/II
HIST 2321 / 2322 World Civilizations I/II
3 Pick one: Social & Behavioral Science (any core course)
PSYC 2301/2308 General or Child Psychology
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology
3
BIOL 1306* + 1106 or core science + lab (core)
Biology for Science Majors I
4 BIOL 1307* + 1107 or core science + lab (core)
Biology for Science Majors I
4
GOVT 2305 (core)
Federal Government
3 GOVT 2306 (core)
Texas Government
3
CHEM 2323 + 2123
Organic Chemistry I + lab
4 CHEM 2325 + 2125
Organic Chemistry II + lab
4
  Pick one: Creative Arts (any core course)
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation
DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theater
DRAM 2366 Development of the Motion Picture
MUSI 1306
Music Appreciation
3
Total 14   Total
Biology AS Total
17
60

 

To learn more, please contact us.

Dr. Catherine Howard
Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
(903) 823-3285
email

Biology Course Descriptions

Core Courses

Most of the required courses for this degree can be found in the Academic Core. View the Academic Core

BIOL 1106 A - Biology for Science Majors (lab) (1,0,3).

This laboratory-based course accompanies Biology 1306, Biology for Science Majors I. Laboratory activities will reinforce the lecture class. Pre-/Co-requisite: BIOL 1306.

BIOL 1107 A - Biology for Science Majors II (lab) (1,0,3).

This laboratory-based course accompanies BIOL 1307. Pre-/Co-requisite: BIOL 1307

BIOL 1108 A - Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lab) (1,0,3).

This laboratory-based course accompanies BIOL 1308. Pre-/Co-requisite: BIOL 1308.

BIOL 1109 A - Biology for Non-Science Majors II (lab) (1,0,3).

This laboratory-based course accompanies BIOL 1309. Pre-/Co-requisite: BIOL 1309

BIOL 1306 A - Biology for Science Majors I (lecture) (3,3,0).

An integrated approach to cell and molecular biology with emphasis on biological chemistry, cell structure and function, genetics and evolutionary theory. Recommended co-requisite: BIOL 1106. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the reading portion of the TSI test.

BIOL 1307 A - Biology for Science Majors II (lecture) (3,3,0).

Continuation of BIOL 1306. An integrated study of structure and function in biological populations. Includes organismal diversity and physiological aspects of transport, nutrition, gas exchange, communication, reproduction and development. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the reading portion of the TSI test. Prerequisite: BIOL 1306 Recommended co-requisite BIOL 1107.

BIOL 1308 A - Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lecture) (3,3,0).

The process and method of science applied to understanding biological concepts at the molecular, cellular, organismal and community levels. Survey of major groups of organisms with respect to their diversity in organization, processes, interactions, and adaptations including human impact upon the environment. The scientific method and social applications of scientific information to related human issues are stressed throughout the course. Recommended co-requisite: BIOL 1108.

BIOL 1309 A - Biology for Non-Science Majors II (lecture) (3,3,0).

The process and methods of science applied to understanding biological concepts at the molecular, cellular, organismal and community levels. Human systems, nutrition, development, homeostasis, genetics, evolutionary principles and ecology will be stressed with application to contemporary issues in human health and the environment. Recommended co-requisite: BIOL 1109

BIOL 1322 A - Nutrition and Diet Therapy I (3,3,0).

A detailed study of the science of food and its effect on human biology. The course is structured around the six major nutrient classes–carbohydrates, lipids, protein, vitamins, minerals, water. The action and interaction of these substances are explored in relation to health and disease. In addition, students examine the processing of these nutrients by the body including digestion, absorption, metabolic pathways, and excretion. Menu planning is also discussed as is weight control and fitness.

BIOL 1406 A - Biology for Science Majors I (lecture + lab) (4,3,3).

This lecture and lab course should combine all of the elements of BIOL 1306 Biology for Science Majors I (lecture) and BIOL 1106 Biology for Science Majors I (lab)

BIOL 1408 A - Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lecture + lab) (4,3,3).

This lecture and lab course should combine all of the elements of BIOL 1308 Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lecture) and BIOL 1108 Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lab)

BIOL 2101 A - Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory I (lab) (1,0,4).

This laboratory-based course accompanies BIOL 2301. Pre-/Co-requisite: BIOL 2301

BIOL 2102 A - Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory II (lab) (1,0,4).

This laboratory-based course accompanies BIOL 2301. Pre-/Co-requisite: BIOL 2302

BIOL 2106 A - Environmental Biology (lab) (1,0,4).

This laboratory-based course accompanies BIOL 2306. Pre-/Co-requisite: BIOL 2306

BIOL 2120 A - Microbiology for Non-Science Majors (lab) (1,0,4).

This laboratory-based course accompanies BIOL 2320. Pre-/Co-requisite: BIOL 2320

BIOL 2289 A - Academic Cooperative Field Study in Biology (2,0,7).

A course designed to integrate campus study with applied experience in the laboratory and/or field study. Specific objectives will be formulated and learning experiences directed toward fulfilling those objectives. The use of accepted methodologies in collecting specimen, materials, and/or data and the systematic use of instruments and equipment in classification, by testing, and analysis.

BIOL 2301 A - Anatomy & Physiology I (lecture) (3,3,0).

study of the gross and microscopic anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, integument, muscular-skeletal, and nervous systems. Prior completion of CHEM 1305 is strongly recommended. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the reading portion of the TSI test. Recommended co-requisite BIOL 2101 A -.

BIOL 2302 A - Anatomy & Physiology II (lecture) (3,3,0).

continuation of BIOL 2301. Includes the gross and microscopic anatomy and physiology of the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine and reproductive systems, immunity and fluid-electrolyte/acid base balance. Prerequisite: BIOL 2301 and successful completion of the reading portion of the TSI test or permission of the instructor. Recommended co-requisite BIOL 2102 A -.

BIOL 2306 A - Environmental Biology (lecture) (3,3,0).

An interdisciplinary introduction to basic principles of environmental science with emphasis on the relationship of humans and their environment. Topics covered include basic ecological concepts, human population dynamics, climate, global warming, ozone depletion, hazardous waste, food, land, air, and water resources, biodiversity, and achieving a sustainable earth society. Recommended co-requisite: BIOL 2106

BIOL 2320 A - Microbiology for Non-Science Majors (lecture) (3,3,0).

The morphology, physiology, and classification of microorganisms and their relationship to health, medicine, immunology and biotechnology. Laboratory study emphasizes standard microbiology procedures. Recommended co-requisite BIOL 2120

BIOL 2389 A - Academic Cooperative Field Study in Biology (3,0,9).

A course designed to integrate campus study with applied experience in the laboratory and/or field study. Specific objectives will be formulated and learning experiences directed toward fulfilling those objectives. The use of accepted methodologies in collecting specimen, materials, and/or data and the systematic use of instruments and equipment in classification, by testing, and analysis.

BIOL 2401 A - Anatomy & Physiology I (lecture + lab) (4,3,4).

Study of the structure and function of human anatomy, including the neuroendocrine, integumentary, musculoskeletal, digestive, urinary, reproductive, respiratory, and circulatory systems.

BIOL 2402 A - Anatomy & Physiology II (lecture + lab) (4,3,4).

Study of the structure and function of human anatomy, including the neuroendocrine, integumentary, musculoskeletal, digestive, urinary, reproductive, respiratory, and circulatory systems.