Biological Sciences (A.S.)
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 425||Calculus I||4|
|or MATH 424B||Calculus for Life Sciences|
|PSYC 402||Statistics in Psychology 1||4|
|BIOL 413||Principles of Biology I||4|
|BIOL 414||Principles of Biology II||4|
|CHEM 403||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 404||General Chemistry II||4|
& BMS 504
and General Microbiology Laboratory
& CHEM 546
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
& BMCB 659
and General Biochemistry Lab
|GEN 604||Principles of Genetics||0 or 4|
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 Ecology. In addition, students must complete the following courses.
& BMS 603
and Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory
|BMS 601||Bacteriology of Food||5|
Note: Students preparing for professional or graduate programs may need to complete: CHEM 651 Organic Chemistry I/CHEM 653 Organic Chemistry Laboratory and CHEM 652 Organic Chemistry II/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.