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2019-2020 Catalog 
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Biology (AS)

Location: College of Science (Department of Botany, Department of Microbiology, and Department of Zoology)
Telephone: Botany (801) 626-6174; Microbiology (801) 626-6949; Zoology (801) 626-6165

Grade Requirements: Cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher for all WSU work. No more than 20 credit hours of “D” grade may be applied toward graduation.
Credit Hour Requirements: Total of 61 credit hours are required.

  • Program Code: 6038AS
  • CIPC: 26.0101


Students should meet with the specific department advisor; you can either call the Department of Botany, Department of Microbiology or the Department of Zoology administrative assistants for information.

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General Education

Students who plan to complete a B.S. in Botany, Microbiology, or Zoology or who are fulfilling pre-professional requirements should meet with the relevant program advisor or the College of Science advisor for guidance selecting CHEM, MATH, and electives. Refer to Degree Requirements  for Associate of Science requirements. The following courses required for the Biology AS program will satisfy the quantitative core and life sciences portion of the general education requirements:

Students should complete the AS program in two years.

Requirements for AS Degree (61-63 credit hours)

Required Courses (26-28 credit hours)

Additional General Education Requirements (22 credit hours)


Earn a “C” grade or better:

American Institutions

Select 1 of the following options and earn a “C” grade or better:

Humanities & Creative Arts

Select 9 credits (with at least 3 credits from Humanities and at least 3 credits from Creative Arts) and earn a passing grade:

Information Literacy

Complete an exam or course option (see table below) and earn a “C” grade or better for a course or a passing exam score:

WSU courses are new interdisciplinary, variable credit (3-5), team taught, and limited enrollment courses that satisfy requirements in two General Education areas (Core or Breadth). Must earn a passing grade.*

Students may take as many WSU Courses as they wish, but only the non-overlapping General Education attributes from subsequent WSU Courses will count toward General Education requirements.

Counts toward these two General Education areas: