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Associate of Science - Concentration

Study biology and life sciences while preparing to transfer to a 4-year university.  Pima's program requirements are aligned most closely with those at the University of Arizona. Substitutions are available for students planning to transfer to other schools.

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AOSASI/ASI1/ASIB

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

What can I do with this concentration?

Career options:  After earning a bachelor's degree, work in the life sciences in a wide variety of careers such as research, manufacturing, government, and agriculture

Academic options:  Continue studies toward a bachelor of science in biology, microbiology, agriculture, plant or animal science and more.

Program Requirements 2018-2019

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-S)

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* Also select courses to fulfill the I, C and G requirements from the categories below.** A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
Subtotal 18

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
BIO 181IN General Biology I [SUN# BIO1181] 4
BIO 182IN General Biology II [SUN# BIO1182] 4
CHM 151IN General Chemistry I [SUN# CHM1151] 4
CHM 152IN General Chemistry II [SUN# CHM1152] 4
CHM 235IN General Organic Chemistry I [SUN# CHM2235] 4
CHM 236IN General Organic Chemistry II [SUN# CHM2236] 4
MAT 220 Calculus I [SUN# MAT2220] 5
MAT 231 Calculus II [SUN# MAT2230] 4
Subtotal 33

Required Support Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
  or Second Language***
Introductory Physics I [SUN# PHY1121]
  First semester language course
  or Second Language***
Introductory Physics I [SUN# PHY1131]
  Second semester language course
STU 100
  or STU 107
Student Success and Career Planning
  or University Transfer Preparation
STU 210 Transfer Strategies 2
Subtotal 11
Total 62

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Biological and Physical Sciences - BIO 181IN and 182IN; Mathematics - MAT 220; Other - CHM 151IN and 152IN.

** The I, C and G requirements should be fulfilled by selecting appropriate courses in this section.

*** Bachelor of Science majors at the UA require two semesters of a second language.  For some majors it is recommended to take the language courses in the first two years, and others not until the third or fourth year.  See the UA Degree Search pages for details about the major you plan to pursue.