Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate mastery of the processes of science,the scientific method, and established scientific knowledge.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic terminology and understanding of major biological concepts.
  • Use appropriate laboratory techniques and equipment safely and proficiently.

Critical Thinking
Empirical and Quantitative Reasoning
Social Responsibility
Personal Responsibility

Career Information

An Associate of Arts in Biology degree opens opportunities in Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, Pre-Vet, Science Education, Forensics, Environmental Sciences, Science Education, Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technologist, Wildlife Biologist, Public Health & Safety Specialist.


Recommended Program of Study
Course Title SCH
First Semester
ENGL 1301 Composition I  
HIST 1301 United States History I  
MATH 1314 College Algebra  
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking  
BIOL 1306 Biology I (Lec)  
BIOL 1106 Biology I (Lab)  
Second Semester
HIST 1302 United States History II  
MATH 2312 Pre-Calculus Math  
BIOL 1307 Biology II (Lec)  
BIOL 1107 Biology II (Lab)  
CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I (Lec)  
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I (Lab)  
Third Semester
GOVT 2305 Federal Government  
ENGL 1302 Composition II  
BIOL 2320 Microbiology (Lec)  
BIOL 2120 Microbiology (Lab)  
PHYS 1301 College Physics I (Lec)  
PHYS 1101 College Physics I (Lab)  
Fourth Semester
GOVT 2306 Texas Government  
PSYC 2301 General Psychology  
ENGL 2326 American Literature  
ELECTIVE Language, Philosophy, & Culture  
ELECTIVE Creative Arts  
EDUC 1100 Learning Frameworks  
Total   60

A student completing the LSCPA curriculum is considered Core Complete.

No more than 60 60-66 semester credit hours (SCH) from LSCPA will be applied to a Bachelor degree at Lamar University.

An additional 60 SCH or more must be completed to satisfy the bachelor degree requirements.




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Associate of Arts


Steven J. Zani
Chair of General Education and Developmental Studies

Education Annex Building, Office 133


Two-Year Program

Academic Transfer Degree

Leads to a BA degree in Biology at Lamar University


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