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2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biological Sciences

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Program available at/via: [Walla Walla][Clarkston]

Department Overview: Biological Sciences is the study of living things-how they reproduce, grow, and evolve and examines the relationship of living thigs to one another and to environment. Students develop an understanding of scientific principles relating to life and life processes from molecules to ecosystems.

Program Level Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge foundational to physical, life and/or sports sciences.
  • Test hypotheses in the laboratory or field using discipline-specific tools and techniques for data collection and analysis.
  • Use empirical evidence or mathematical models generated from observable phenomena to reach an informed conclusion.
  • Evaluate the validity of scientific information and reflect upon its implications.
  • Communicate scientific information effectively using written, oral, and/or visual forms.
  • Make decisions and propose solutions based on science regarding their own personal health as well as issues that impact their communities

Degrees: Students may earn an Associate in Science Degree - Option I (90 credits), or an Associate in Biology-DTA/MRP (90 credits). These degrees are applicable to students planning to transfer to a college or university. Please consult with an advisor at WWCC and your intended transfer institution for the most appropriate degree program. (See AS Option I and AA DTA in Degrees section of catalog).

Preparation for Success: In addition to the required chemistry and biology courses, students interested in a major in Biological Science should take courses in mathematics, physics and computer science. Computer courses are essential to apply computer skills to modeling and simulation tasks and to operate computerized laboratory equipment. Those interested in studying the environment also should take courses in environmental studies and become familiar with current legislation and regulations.


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