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2024-25 RCC Catalog 
    
2024-25 RCC Catalog

Associate of General Studies - Biology Interest


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About the Program

The Associate of General Studies degree is a two-year program designed to provide students the opportunity to acquire a broad education rather than pursuing a specific college major or program. The general studies degree may, in addition to general education coursework, include lower-division college transfer and career and technical education courses. Because of the flexibility of this degree, it may not fulfill requirements for transfer to a four-year institution.

Program Learning Outcomes

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission has approved certain general education outcomes for courses selected to apply toward degree requirements. All courses listed meet those identified outcomes. For more information see this catalog.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies. Individual courses may be challenged based on the student’s life experience or knowledge. Arrangements may be made on an individual basis with the instructor teaching the course to determine specific challenge procedures. College Now credit will be accepted in accordance with current agreement.

Graduation Requirements

The Associate of General Studies degree will be awarded to students who complete a minimum of 90 credit hours of college transfer and career and technical courses from the curriculum listed. Students must receive a grade of “C-” or better in all coursework. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned a “C-” or better grade. 

The courses listed below are only meant to serve as a guide of recommended choices within categories required in the AGS framework. See the AGS program map for full degree requirements. It is recommended that students also consult with the transfer college of choice regarding specific prerequisites since requirements for a biology major vary at each university.

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate in two years as you prepare to transfer to a four-year Oregon college or university. Please meet with an advisor for any questions about alternate classes in any given term. When transferring to a public four-year Oregon college or university, one of the following options must be met as a requirement for admission:

  1. Two years of the same high school-level world language, or
  2. Two terms of college-level world language (may be first-year world language, which can be used as elective credits)

This is for students who have graduated from high school or completed a high school equivalency program in 1997 or after. Additionally, if students intend to complete a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree at a four-year school, they must complete two years of a college level world language regardless of when they graduated from high school or an equivalency program. Students should inquire with their intended receiving institution for world language requirements.

Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher level(s) based on designated placement. Note: some prerequisites may be required for graduation. At least one four-credit elective course needs to be taken to achieve the minimum 90 credits required to graduate.

Total Program Credits: 90


 Program email address: ScienceInfo@roguecc.edu 

Program Prerequisites:


MAY BE WAIVED BASED ON PLACEMENT - SEE ADVISING

Prerequisite Credits: 0-12


Fall


Check-in with Advisor

Term Credits: 13


Winter


Term Credits: 12


Spring


Term Credits: 13


Summer


Term Credits: 12


Fall


Check-in with Advisor

Term Credits: 13


Winter


Term Credits: 14


Term Credits: 13


Notes:


1 Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS 120  / CS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years.

For approved Humanities, Social Science and Science, see Associate of General Studies program map for Approved Electives. 

For more information, contact the Science Department:


Phone: 541-956-7500

Email: ScienceInfo@roguecc.edu

Web address: www.roguecc.edu/science

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