A.S. Biology

Biology (A.S.)

Students selecting Biology will complete a broad program in biological and related physical sciences. They will be prepared to pursue employment or further studies in fields such as zoology, botany, microbiology, ecology, wildlife biology, molecular biology, biotechnology, as well as many other fields of biology according to their interests.

General Education Core Credits
ENG 101: Freshman English I
ENG 102: Freshman English II
Humanities and Fine Arts
Students must choose two courses from:
Art History (ARH)
English (ENG) 212, 213, 231, 233, 234, 241, 297
Fine Arts (FA)
Humanities (HUM)
Theater (THR) 101, 102
Mathematics Student must take appropriate course based on major.
MTH 110: College Algebra
MTH 114: College Mathematics
MTH 106: Survey on College Mathematics
Social and Behavioral Science
Students must choose one History (HST) 101, 102, 135, 136 course and one other course from:
Anthropology (ANT)
Sociology (SOC)
Social Work (SWO)
Social Science (SSC)
Political Science (POS)
Economics (ECO)
Psychology (PSY)
Laboratory Science
Students must choose one Life Science and one
Physical Science course both with labs from:
Life Science: BIO
Physical Science: AGR, AST, CHM, ENV, GLG, PHY, PHS
Physical Education and Health Education
PEH 122
PEH 113-148
Health Education (HEE)
HEE 110, 111, 112
Navajo Studies
One Navajo Language Course Based on Placement Test (NAV 101, 102, 201, 202, or 211)
NIS 111: Foundations of Navajo Culture and
NIS 221: Navajo History to Present 9-10
Required Core Total Students transferring may need to take additional courses to meet core requirements. 40-43
Program Requirements Credits
BIO 181 General Biology I
BIO 182 General Biology II
Choice of one pair from
(Pre-professional students are advised to take)
CHM 151 General Chemistry I
CHM 152 General Chemistry II
CHM 130 Fundamental Chemistry
CHM 230 Fundamental Organic Chemistry
Choice of one from:
MTH 190 Pre-Calculus
MTH 213/PSY 213 Statistics
Biology Electives
BIO 184 Plant Biology or higher above
Program Credits 28-30
Degree Earned Credits
General Education 40-43
Program Requirements 28-30
Total Credits Earned: 68-73
Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code Code Title
26.0101 Biology/Biological Sciences, General.


James Tutt
Dean of School of STEM
1 Circle Drive, Route 12
Tsaile, Arizona 86556
(928) 724-6938

Nesbah Kahn
Administrative Assistant
Room 123A
Gorman Classroom Building (GCB)
Tsaile Campus

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Diné College: School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
1 Circle Dr.
Tsaile, AZ 86556

(928) 724-6936

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