Program Curriculum

This is a recommended list of courses for students who plan to major in Biology at a university. Students who complete this program will be eligible to apply for the Associate of Arts degree at WCJC. Courses that must be taken in order to satisfy AA degree requirements are listed with the corresponding WCJC Core 030 Curriculum Component. Courses that are listed as “Recommended” are electives that will contribute to AA degree requirements. Different electives may be chosen, but must be selected from academic rather than technical courses, as indicated in the course descriptions.

WCJC’s AA degree requires 60 hours, and students should be aware they may not be able to transfer more than 60-66 hours.

Course Course Title Core Component Sem. Hours
Freshman/Semester I
ENGL 1301 Composition I Core 010 3
HIST 1301 U.S. History I Core 060 3
MATH 1314 or above College Algebra or above Core 020 3
BIOL 1406 General Biology I Core 030 4
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I Recommended 4
  17 semester hours
Freshman/Semester II
ENGL 1302 Composition II Core 010 3
HIST 1302 U.S. History II Core 060 3
BIOL 1407 General Biology II Core 030 4
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II Recommended 4
PHED Any course listed under Core 090 Core 090 1
  15 semester hours
Sophomore/Semester I
Humanities Any course listed under Core 040 Core 040 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government Core 070 3
CHEM 2423 Organic Chemistry I Recommended 4
COSC 1300 Introduction to Computing Recommended 3
Social or Behavioral Science Any course listed under Core 080 Core 080 3
  16 semester hours
Sophomore/Semester II
Performing/Visual Arts Any course listed under Core 050 Core 050 3
CHEM 2425 Organic Chemistry II Recommended 4
GOVT 2306 Texas Government Core 070 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Speech Core 011 3
  13 semester hours
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