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Biology (AS)

Program Details

Allen County Community College offers an Associate of Science degree in Biology for students who are interested in learning about biology as a career or in fields related to biology, such as medicine, genetics, and biotechnology among numerous others, and want to develop their introductory education on the subject. Students will learn about cells, cellular structure and function, energy and metabolism, cell division and reproduction, protein synthesis, genetics, and biotechnology at an introductory level as they prepare for future studies in their specialization.

Students will develop an understanding of biology through the curriculum which will form the basis for future studies. Those classes include biology, college chemistry, English composition, college algebra, human anatomy and physiology, anatomy and physiology lab, microbiology, public speaking, and a variety of electives in biology, social sciences, and natural sciences.  

Students completing the program will have demonstrated their capabilities and qualifications for roles in the study of biology. These qualifications include the ability to demonstrate understanding of central conceptual concepts of biological sciences, to demonstrate understanding of concepts and vocabulary specific to biological sciences in major thematic areas of biology; to demonstrate the ability to articulate understanding of the fundamentals, developments, and impacts of biological sciences disciplines; to demonstrate the fundamental background in mathematics and natural sciences for future studies; and to demonstrate understanding and ability of evidence-based conclusions about the natural world and natural science.


High school transcript or proof of GED completion and scores. Official transcripts from previous universities and colleges (if applicable). SAT/ACT scores - COMPASS/ASSET test administered to students not submitting SAT/ACT scores.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission