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
 BIOL 1306 + 1106 (core)
Biology for Science Majors I + lab
4   BIOL 1307 + 1107 (core)
Biology for Science Majors II + lab
4
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 17   Total 14

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
HIST 1301 (core)
United States History I
3   HIST 1302 (core)
United States History II
3
GOVT 2305 (core)
Federal Government
3   GOVT 2306 (core)
Texas Government
3
Pick one:

*CHEM 2323 + 2123 Organic Chemistry I + lab
PHYS 1301 + 1101
College Physics I + lab

PHYS 2325 + 2125 University Physics I + lab

BIOL 2301 + 2101 Anatomy & Physiology I + lab

4   Pick one:

*CHEM 2325 + 2125 Organic Chemistry II + lab
PHYS 1302 + 1102
College Physics II + lab

PHYS 2326 + 2126 University Physics II + lab

BIOL 2302 + 2102 Anatomy & Physiology II + lab

4
*Recommended     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 13   Total
Biology AS Total
16
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