Biological Sciences (A.S.)

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Biology is the study of living organisms in both laboratory and field conditions. It concerns itself with questions of understanding the living world, its complex interrelationships, and the role of human beings within it.

The associate of science in biological sciences program at UNH Manchester is designed to serve either as a terminal degree or as a springboard for students interested in the life sciences, which include majors in biology, microbiology, zoology, plant biology, wildlife management, environmental conservation, biochemistry, and animal sciences. Employment opportunities in the public and private sectors include education; food, water, wastewater and other industrial laboratories; clinical laboratories; biotechnology; environmental research and monitoring; and animal behavior.

Students must complete a minimum of 64 credits to graduate. There are two tracks in the A.S. degree program at UNH Manchester: biology and microbiology.

Biology Track Requirements

MATH 425Calculus I4
or MATH 424B Calculus for Life Sciences
PSYC 402Statistics in Psychology 14
BIOL 413Principles of Biology I4
BIOL 414Principles of Biology II4
CHEM 403General Chemistry I4
CHEM 404General Chemistry II4
BMS 503
BMS 504
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory
CHEM 545
CHEM 546
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
BMCB 658
BMCB 659
General Biochemistry
and General Biochemistry Lab
BIOL 541General Ecology4
GEN 604Principles of Genetics4
Total Credits47

Other statistics courses such as BIOL 528 Applied Biostatistics I or BUS 430 Introduction to Business Statistics may be used to satisfy this requirement.

Microbiology Track Requirements

Students opting for the microbiology track must complete all courses listed in the biological sciences program with the exception of BIOL 541 General Ecology. In addition, students must complete the following courses.

BMS 602
BMS 603
Pathogenic Microbiology
and Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory
BMS 601Bacteriology of Food5
Total Credits10

Note: Students preparing for professional or graduate programs may need to complete: CHEM 651 Organic Chemistry I-CHEM 652 Organic Chemistry II and CHEM 653 Organic Chemistry Laboratory-CHEM 654 Organic Chemistry Laboratory. These courses may substitute for CHEM 545 Organic Chemistry/CHEM 546 Organic Chemistry Laboratory and BMCB 658 General Biochemistry-BMCB 659 General Biochemistry Lab. Please consult your academic advisor.

For more information, contact Stephen Pugh, program coordinator, at; or contact the Office of Admissions, (603) 641-4150.