The program is intended to provide students with a solid background in biology. With this background, students should be able to transfer to a baccalaureate program in biology and seamlessly transition into third year courses in a biology degree.
The Liberal Arts and Sciences: Biology A.S. degree program is a two-year university-parallel program recommended for those who plan to transfer to a four-year school with a major in biology or a biology-related field. Students with degrees in biology may pursue careers in research, education, medicine, and more. The student entering this program should be well-grounded in mathematics and sciences at the high school level. An entering student should have at least three years of Regents-level mathematics, Living Environment with a Regents exam score of at least 70%, and high school Regents Chemistry. A student with less preparation may require more time to complete the program. Students who have identified the four-year college to which they plan to transfer or the biological field in which they plan to continue their studies should plan their program at SUNY Sullivan accordingly with their academic advisor.
Graduation Requirements (62-64 credits)
Graduates of the Liberal Arts and Sciences: Biology, AS program will be able to demonstrate:
- Knowledge of the principles of biology, chemistry, and mathematics.
- The ability to conduct scientific experiments using the scientific method.
- The ability to work safely and effectively in a laboratory environment, using a variety of laboratory equipment.
- The critical thinking skills necessary to draw conclusions from scientific data.
- Students will be able to transfer to a four-year institution to earn a bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to biology.