Biology Degree Requirements

Required Major Courses Course Title Units
BIO 1 Fundamental Biological Concepts 5
BIO 2 General Zoology 5
BIO 3 General Botany 5
CHM 1A/1B General Chemistry 10
MAT 13 Elementary Statistics 5
MAT 25 Pre-Calculus 4

PHY 4A/4B/4C

College Physics OR
General Physics

  Subtotal units (42-46)  
Recommended Major Electives (Select from the following; none required)    
CHM 12A Organic Chemistry I 5
CHM 12B Organic Chemistry II 5
MAT 2 Calculus for managerial, life, and social sciences 4
MAT 3A Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 4
MAT 3B Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 4
MAT 3C Analytic Geometry and Calculus III 4
General Education Courses    
Natural Sciences CHM 1A will count  
Social and Behavioral Sciences Select a minimum of 3 units  
Humanities Select a minimum of 3 units  
Ethnic Groups in the United States Select a minimum of 3 units  
Language and Rationality 9 units  
Written Composition ENG 1A College Composition and Reading 3
Communication and Analytical Thinking MAT 13 will count  
  MAT 25 will count  
  General Education 21
  Biology Required Major Courses 42-46
  Electives (required when GE units plus degree units total < 60)  
  Total Units 63-67



Completing the AS degree does not meet all the requirements for transfer. Students planning to transfer to a university should follow the requirements of the four-year university. Information on course equivalencies and major preparation requirements for the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems are available online at Please consult with a Hartnell College counselor to review transfer requirements.