College Catalog

If not specified as part of an Area of Study, the laboratory science requirement may be fulfilled by:

1. Electing any two of the following laboratory science courses:

AST 110 (D) BIO 116 (D) EGR 110 (D) FRS 101 (D)
AST 116 (D) BIO 117 (D) ENV 120 (D) FRS 201 (D)
AST 140 (D) BIO 118 (D) ENV 124 (D) PHS 118 (D)
BIO 100 (D) BIO 120 (D) ENV 137 (D) SEM110 (D)
BIO 103 (D) BIO 130 (D) ENV 138 (D) SEM 116 (D)
BIO 107 (D) BIO 203 (D) ENV 140 (D) SEM 118 (D)
BIO 109 (D) BIO 212 (D) ENV 230 (D) SEM 130 (D)
BIO 110 (D) BIO 222 (D) ENV 253 (D) VET 224 (D)
BIO 111 (D) BIO 223 (D) ESC 111 (D)  
BIO 112 (D) BIO 230 (D) ESC 120 (D)  
BIO 115 (D) BIO 243 (D) ESC 130 (D)  

2. Electing one of the following two-course sequences in the order given:
PHS 101-102 (D) or PHS 111-112 (D)
CHM 101 (D), CHM 113 (D) or CHM 121 (D), AND
CHM 102 (D), CHM 114 (D), or CHM 124 (D)

The following sequences may be used only if they are specified or recommended as part of the students area of study.
ELC 111-112 ELR 103-203

Note: Courses with (D) designations meet Commonwealth Transfer Compact requirements.
(See “Transfer Compact”)

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