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Biological Sciences, A.S.

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Associate in Science
HEGIS #5604
Chairperson: Peter A. Schaefer
Science Center, Suite 319, (518) 629-7453

In order to meet the growing demands for biological and health science training, Hudson Valley Community College offers an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Biological Sciences. This program will prepare you for continuation of your education in a biological sciences discipline and ultimately pursue a related career.

The Biological Sciences curriculum offers courses in the biological, physical, and social sciences as well as additional elective courses that meet general education requirements for the liberal arts and sciences in preparation for transfer to a four-year school. Required course work features hands-on laboratory experience integrating theoretical concepts with practical applications. The curriculum is designed to provide flexibility in exploring different aspects of the biological sciences.

Whether your career plans are as a professional in medical science, dentistry, veterinary science, or research, the Biological Sciences A.S. degree is a good choice to begin your college-level education. Transfer agreements with four-year colleges are in place to support the transition for highly motivated, high achieving students.

Program Entrance Requirements

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra, geometry and algebra II or 3 units of equivalent academic math, biology, chemistry (80 or above in each course) Fall and Spring Physics recommended. 80 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $845.

Total Degree Credits: 64

Major Requirements*

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.

(2) Math Electives Credits: 8

(3) Restricted Electives Credits: 9

Courses must be designated as both “SUNY General Education” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences” courses. In addition, three of the following General Education categories must be satisfied: SS, AH, WC, OC, AR or FL.

Total Degree Credits: 64

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study

Term Total: 16

Second Term

Term Total: 18

Third Term

Term Total: 15

Fourth Term

Term Total: 15

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