2019-2020 CSN Catalog 
    Jan 20, 2020  
2019-2020 CSN Catalog

Biological Science, AS [BIOL-AS, 60 Total Credits]


The Associate of Science Degree is a general transfer program for students who are planning to transfer to UNLV, UNR, NSC, GBC or another baccalaureate-level institution. A secondary objective may be employment upon completion of the AS degree.


  1. Summarize and explain biological diversity and similarity of organizational levels ranging from molecules to communities.

  2. Integrate knowledge of biology, biological methods and contextual issues, and be able to articulate these in verbal and written form.

  3. Incorporate knowledge of scientific methods and the relationships among theory, experiments and analyses and apply these to a problem or issue in biology.

  4. Demonstrate knowledge of basic laboratory safety procedures and experimentation skills.

General Education Requirements (32 Credits)

Mathematics (4 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course must be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

English Composition (6-8 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course must be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Must complete with a grade of C- or better.

Literature (3 Credits)

Recommended: ENG 223.

Fine Arts (3 Credits)

Values and Diversity

All students MUST fulfill this requirement. Course chosen may also be used to fulfill the corresponding general education or special program requirements.

  •  ENG 223  fulfills this requirement.

Special Program Requirements (28 Credits)