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Biology - AA
Biomedial Pre-Professional Programs - AA
Chemistry - AA
Physcial Science - AA
Physics - AA
 
 
Pre-Engineering - AA
Drafting & Design Technology - AAS
Advanced Drafting - Certificate
Basic Drafting - Certificate
 

Mathematics - AA
 

Concentration Information


The Science Department at TVCC offers university Associates of Arts Degree. Students that plan to seek a bachelor's degree at a senior college or university may enroll in an Associate of  Liberal Arts with an Science Concentration. This degree is a road map for students who wish to major in an area of Science at the University level. Students are encouraged to consult with an advisor to determine which courses should be taken for it's bachelor's degree in their desired concentration.
 
 
 

BIOL 1322. Nutrition and Diet Therapy. (3-3-0)
This course introduces general nutritional concepts in health and disease and includes practical applications of that knowledge.  Special emphasis is given to nutrients and nutritional processes including functions, food sources, digestion, absorption and metabolism. Food safety, availability and nutritional information including food labels, advertising and nationally established guidelines are addressed.  Students may register for either BIOL 1322 or HECO 1322 but may receive credit for only one of the two courses.

The following science combinations will satisfy the Life & Physical Science requirement:

BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1407; BIOL 1408 and BIOL 1409; BIOL 1411 and BIOL 1413; BIOL 1406 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1407 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1408 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1409 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1411 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1413 with any CHEM or PHYS

BIOL 1406. Biology for Science Majors I. (4-3-3) Core Area 030

Prerequisite:  MATH 1314 College Algebra or concurrent enrollment in higher-level Math; Required co-requisite:  Laboratory for BIOL 1406 Biology I

Students may only receive credit for BIOL 1406 when taken with BIOL 1407 or any CHEM or any PHYS.

Fundamental principles of living organisms will be studied, including physical and chemical properties of life, organization, function, evolutionary adaptation and classification. Concepts of cytology, reproduction, genetics and scientific reasoning are included. A laboratory component is included that gives practical experience to material covered in class. Lab fee.

BIOL 1407. Biology for Science Majors II. (4-3-3) Core Area 030

Prerequisite:  MATH 1314 College Algebra or concurrent enrollment in higher-level Math; Required co-requisite:  Laboratory for BIOL 1407 Biology II

Students may only receive credit for BIOL 1407 when taken with BIOL 1406 or any CHEM or any PHYS.

The diversity and classification of life will be studied, including animals, plants, protists, fungi and prokaryotes.  Special emphasis will be given to anatomy, physiology, ecology and evolution of plants and animals. A laboratory component is included that gives practical experience to material covered in class. Lab fee.

BIOL 1408. Biology for Non-Science Majors I (4-3-3) Core Area 030

Students may only receive credit for BIOL 1408 when taken with BIOL 1409 or any CHEM or any PHYS.

This course provides a survey of biological principles with an emphasis on humans, including chemistry of life, cells, structure, function, and reproduction. Laboratory activities will reinforce a survey of biological principles with an emphasis on humans, including chemistry of life, cells, structure, function, and reproduction. Lab fee.

BIOL 1409. Biology for Non-Science-Majors II. (4-3-3) Core Area 030

Students may only receive credit for BIOL 1409 when taken with BIOL 1408 or any CHEM or any PHYS.

This course will provide a survey of biological principles with an emphasis on humans, including evolution, ecology, plant and animal diversity, and physiology. Laboratory activities will reinforce a survey of biological principles with an emphasis on humans, including evolution, ecology, plant and animal diversity, and physiology. Lab fee.

BIOL 1411. General Botany (4-3-3) Core Area 030

Prerequisite:  MATH 1314 College Algebra or concurrent enrollment in higher-level Math; Required co-requisite:  Laboratory for BIOL 1411 General Botany

Students may only receive credit for BIOL 1411 when taken with BIOL 1413 or any CHEM or any PHYS.

Fundamental biological concepts relevant to plant physiology, life cycle, growth and development, structure and function, and cellular and molecular metabolism. The role of plants in the environment, evolution and phylogeny of major plant groups, algae and fungi.  A laboratory component is included that gives practical experience to material covered in class. Lab fee.

BIOL 1413. General Zoology (4-3-3) Core Area 030

Prerequisite:  MATH 1314 College Algebra or concurrent enrollment in higher-level Math; Required co-requisite:  Laboratory for BIOL 1413 General Zoology

Students may only receive credit for BIOL 1413 when taken with BIOL 1411 or any CHEM or any PHYS.

Fundamental biological concepts relevant to animals, including systematics, evolution, structure and function, cellular and molecular metabolism, reproduction, development, diversity, phylogeny and ecology.  A laboratory component is included that gives practical experience to material covered in class. Lab fee.

BIOL 2389. Biology Academic Cooperative. (3-1-8)

Prerequisite: At least one semester of a college biology course and approval of instructor.

An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience in the biological sciences. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of living organisms and their systems. Lab fee.

BIOL 2401.  Anatomy and Physiology I. (4-3-3) Core Area 030

Required co-requisite:  Laboratory for BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I

This course is the first part of a two course sequence.  It is a study of the structure and function of the human body including cells, tissues and organs of the following systems:  integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and special senses.  Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis. A laboratory component is included that gives practical experience to material covered in class. Prior coursework in biology is strongly recommended. Lab fee.

BIOL 2402.  Anatomy and Physiology II. (4-3-3) Core Area 030

Prerequisite: BIOL 2401.

Required co-requisite:  Laboratory for BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II.

This course is the second part of a two-course sequence.  It is a study of the structure and function of the human body including the following systems:  endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive (including nutrition), urinary (including fluids and electrolyte balance) and reproductive (including human development and genetics).  Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis.  A laboratory component is included that gives practical experience to material covered in class. Lab fee.

BIOL 2404. Anatomy and Physiology (single-semester course). (4-3-3)  Core Area 030

Required co-requisite: Laboratory for BIOL 2404 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

Study of the structure and function of human anatomy, including the neuroendocrine,  integumentary, musculoskeletal, digestive, urinary, reproductive, respiratory and circulatory systems.  A laboratory component is included that gives practical experience to material covered in class.  (This course is not designed to replace BIOL 2401 and/or 2402; this course is an option to help the student prepare for BIOL 2401 or to meet curriculum requirements for certificate programs that require it at other institutions.) Lab fee.

BIOL 2420. Microbiology for Non-Science majors (4-3-3) Core Area 030

Prerequisite: 4 credit hours of biology.

Required co-requisite: Laboratory for BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors

This course covers basic microbiology and immunology and is primarily directed at pre-nursing, pre-allied health and non-science majors.  It provides an introduction to historical concepts of the nature of microorganisms, microbial diversity, the importance of microorganisms and acellular agents in the biosphere, and their roles in human and animal diseases.  Major topics include bacterial structure as well as growth, physiology, genetics, and biochemistry of microorganisms.  Emphasis is on medical microbiology, infectious diseases and public health. A laboratory component is included that gives practical experience to material covered in class. Lab fee.

BIOL 2421. Microbiology for Science Majors. (4-3-3) Core Area 030

Recommended prerequisite: CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I plus one of the following biology sequences for majors (BIOL 1406 & 1407 or 1411 & 1413); Required co-requisite: Laboratory for BIOL 2421 Microbiology for Science Majors  

Principles of microbiology, including metabolism, structure, function, genetics and phylogeny of microbes.  The course will also examine the interactions of microbes with each other, hosts and the environment. A laboratory component is included that gives practical experience to material covered in class. Lab fee.

The following chemistry combinations will satisfy the Life & Physical Science requirement:

CHEM 1405 and CHEM 1407; CHEM 1406 and CHEM 1407; CHEM 1405 with any BIOL or PHYS; CHEM 1406 with any BIOL or PHYS; CHEM 1407 with any BIOL or PHYS

CHEM 1405.  Introductory Chemistry I. (4-3-3) Core Area 030

Required co-requisite: Laboratory for CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I

Survey course introducing chemistry. Topics may include inorganic, organic, biochemistry, food/physiological chemistry and environmental/consumer chemistry.  Designed for non-science and allied health students.  A laboratory component is included that gives practical experience to material covered in class. Lab fee.

CHEM 1406. Introductory Chemistry I for Allied Health. (4-3-3) Core Area 030

Required co-requisite: Laboratory for CHEM 1406 Introductory Chemistry I (for Allied Health)

This course is a survey course introducing chemistry.  Topics may include inorganic, organic, biochemistry, food/physiological chemistry and environmental/consumer chemistry.  Designed for non-science and allied health students.  A laboratory component is included that gives practical experience to material covered in class. Lab fee.

CHEM 1407. Introductory Chemistry II. (4-3-3) Core Area 030

Recommended prerequisite:  CHEM 1405 Introduction Chemistry I

Required co-requisite: Laboratory for CHEM 1407 Introductory Chemistry II (for Allied Health)

A continuation of Chemistry 1405. Survey course introducing chemistry. Topics may include inorganic, organic, biochemistry, food/physiological chemistry, and environmental/consumer chemistry.  A laboratory component is included that gives practical experience to material covered in class. Lab fee.

CHEM 1411.  General Chemistry I. (4-3-3) Core Area 030

Prerequisite: MATH 1314 College Algebra or equivalent academic preparation

Required co-requisite: Laboratory for CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I

Fundamental principles of chemistry for majors in the sciences, health sciences and engineering; topics include measurements, fundamental properties of matter, states of matter, chemical reactions, chemical stoichiometry, periodicity of elemental properties, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular structure, solutions, properties of gases and an introduction to thermodynamics and descriptive chemistry. A laboratory component is included that gives practical experience to material covered in class. Lab fee.

CHEM 1412.  General Chemistry II. (4-3-3) Core Area 030

Prerequisite: CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I

Required co-requisite: Laboratory for CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II

A continuation of CHEM 1411 with topics covering chemical equilibrium; phase diagrams and spectrometry; acid-base concepts; thermodynamics; kinetics; electrochemistry; nuclear chemistry; an introduction to organic chemistry and descriptive inorganic chemistry. A laboratory component is included that gives practical experience to material covered in class. Lab fee.

CHEM 2423.  Organic Chemistry I. (4-3-3) Core Area 030

Prerequisite: CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II

Required co-requisite: Laboratory for CHEM 2423 Organic Chemistry I

Fundamental principles of organic chemistry will be studied, including the structure, bonding, properties, and reactivity of organic molecules; and properties and behavior of organic compounds and their derivatives. Emphasis is placed on organic synthesis and mechanisms. Includes study of covalent and ionic bonding, nomenclature, stereochemistry, structure and reactivity, reaction mechanisms, functional groups and synthesis of simple molecules. THIS COURSE IS INTENDED FOR STUDENTS IN SCIENCE OR PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS. A laboratory component is included that gives practical experience to material covered in class. Lab fee.

CHEM 2425.  Organic Chemistry II. (4-3-3) Core Area 030

Prerequisite: CHEM 2423 Organic Chemistry I

Required co-requisite: Laboratory for CHEM 2425 Organic Chemistry II

A continuation of CHEM 2423.  Advanced principles of organic chemistry will be studied, including the structure, properties, and reactivity of aliphatic and aromatic organic molecules; and properties and behavior of organic compounds and their derivatives. Emphasis is placed on organic synthesis and mechanisms. Includes study of covalent and ionic bonding, nomenclature, stereochemistry, structure and reactivity, reaction mechanisms, functional groups and synthesis of simple molecules. THIS COURSE IS INTENDED FOR STUDENTS IN SCIENCE OR PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS. A laboratory component is included that gives practical experience to material covered in class. Lab fee.

PHYS 1401.  College Physics I. (4-3-3) Core Area 030

Recommended prerequisite:  HS Trigonometry and MATH 1314 College Algebra or concurrent enrollment in higher-level Math; Required co-requisite:  Laboratory for PHYS 1401

Fundamental principles of physics, using algebra and trigonometry; the principles and applications of classical mechanics and thermodynamics, including harmonic motion, mechanical waves and sound, physical systems, Newton’s Laws of Motion, and gravitation and other fundamental forces; with emphasis on problem solving. A laboratory component is included that gives practical experience to material covered in class. Lab fee.

 

PHYS 1402.  College Physics II. (4-3-3) Core Area 030

Recommended prerequisite:  PHYS 1401 College Physics I or consent of instructor; Required co-requisite:  Laboratory for PHYS 1402

Fundamental principles of physics, using algebra and trigonometry; the principles and applications of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electrostatics, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light, optics and modern physics topics; with emphasis on problem solving.  A laboratory component is included that gives practical experience to material covered in class. Lab fee.

PHYS 1415.  Physical Science I. (4-3-3) Core Area 030

Required co-requisite:  Laboratory for PHYS 1415

Course designed for non-science majors that surveys topics from physics, chemistry, geology, astronomy, and meteorology.  A laboratory component is included that gives practical experience to material covered in class. Lab fee.

PHYS 1417. Physical Science II. (4-3-3) Core Area 030

Required co-requisite:  Laboratory for PHYS 1417

Course designed for non-science majors that surveys topics from physics, chemistry, geology, astronomy and meteorology.  A laboratory component is included that gives practical experience to material covered in class. Lab fee. 

 PHYS 2425. University Physics I. (4-3-3) Core Area 030

Prerequisite: Credit for or registration in MATH 2413 (Calculus I).

Required co-requisite:  Laboratory for PHYS 2425

Fundamental principles of physics, using calculus, for science, computer science and engineering majors; the principles and applications of classical mechanics, including harmonic motion, physical systems and thermodynamics; and emphasis on problem solving. A laboratory component is included that gives practical experience to material covered in class. Lab fee.

PHYS 2426. University Physics II. (4-3-3) Core Area 030

Prerequisite: PHYS 2425 or consent of Instructor.

Required co-requisite:  Laboratory for PHYS 2426

Principles of physics for science, computer science, and engineering majors, using calculus, involving the principles of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electromagnetism, waves, sound light and optics. A laboratory component is included that gives practical experience to material covered in class. Lab fee.

 

 

BIOL 2421 Microbiology for Science Majors (F/S)

CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I (F)

CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II (S)

CHEM 2423 Organic Chemistry I (F)

CHEM 2425 Organic Chemistry II (S)

MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods (F/S)

MATH 2413 Calculus I (F/S)

PHYS 1401 College Physics I (F)

PHYS 1402 College Physics II (F)

BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I (F)

BIOL 1407 Biology for Science Majors II (S)

BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I (F/S)

BIOL 2421 Microbiology Science Majors (F/S)

CHEM 2423 Organic Chemistry I (F)

CHEM 2425 Organic Chemistry II (S)

MATH 1342 Elem Statistical Methods (F/S)

PHYS 1401 College Physics I (F)

PHYS 1402 College Physics II (S)

PHYS 2425 University Physics I (F)

PHYS 2426 University Physics II (S)

BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I (F)

BIOL 1407 Biology for Science Majors II (S)

CHEM 2423 Organic Chemistry I  (F)

CHEM 2425 Organic Chemistry II (S)

MATH 2414 Calculus II (F/S)

MATH 2415  Calculus III (F/SUM)

MATH 2318 Linear Algebra (S)

MATH 2320 Differential Equations (S/SUM)

PHYS 2425 University Physics I (F)

PHYS 2426 University Physics II (S)

(F) BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I

(S) BIOL 1407 Biology for Science Majors II

(F) BIOL 1411 General Botany

(S) BIOL 1413 General Zoology

(F/S) CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I

CHEM 1407 Introductory Chemistry II

(F) CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I

(S) CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II

(F) CHEM 2423 Organic Chemistry I

(S) CHEM 2425 Organic Chemistry II

(F/S) MATH 2413 Calculus I

(F/S) MATH 2414 Calculus II

(F/SUM) MATH 2415 Calculus III

MATH 2318 Linear Algebra (S)

MATH 2320 Differential Equations (S/SUM)

PHYS 1401 College Physics I (F)

PHYS 1402 College Physics II (S)

PHYS 2425 University Physics I (F)

PHYS 2426 University Physics II (S)

MATH 2414 Calculus II (F/S)

MATH 2415 Calculus III (F/SUM)

MATH 2318 Linear Algebra (S)

MATH 2320 Differential Equations (S/SUM)

CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I  (F)

CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II (S)

 

 

 

Component Area

Courses

Semester Hours

Communication (010)

Both:

ENGL 1301 AND

ENGL 1302

6

Mathematics (020)

One course from:

MATH 1314, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 2312, 2413

3

Life & Physical Sciences (030)

* Two Courses from:

BIOL 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402, 2420, 2421, 2404

CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425

PHYS 1401, 1402, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

6

Language, Philosophy,

And Culture (040)

One course from:

ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328,  2332,  2333

HUMA 1301

PHIL 2306

SPAN 2311, 2312

3

Creative Arts (050)

One course from:

ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304

DRAM 1310, 2366

MUSI 1306, 1307, 1310

3

History (060)

Two courses from:

HIST 1301, HIST 1302, HIST 2301

6

Government (070)

Both:

GOVT 2305 AND GOVT 2306

6

Social & Behavioral Sciences (080)

One course from:

ECON 2301, 2302

PSYC 2301, 2314

SOCI 1301, 1306, 2301

3

Component Area Requirement CAO (090)

Two courses from:

BCIS 1305

BIOL 1406, 1407, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402, 2420, 2421, 2404

CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425

EDUC/PSYC 1300

ENGL 2311

MATH 1314,1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 1350, 1351, 2312, 2413, 2414, 2318, 2320, 2415

PHYS 1401, 1402, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

SPCH 1315, 1321

6

Suggested Pathway Electives

Suggested pathway electives  to complete 60 semester hours

18

(2 of the 18 hours will consist of science labs)

* The following science combinations will satisfy the life & physical science requirement

BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1407; BIOL 1408 and BIOL 1409; BIOL 1411 and BIOL 1413; BIOL 1406 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1407 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1408 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1409 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1411 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1413 with any CHEM or PHYS; CHEM 1405 and CHEM 1407; CHEM 1406 and CHEM 1407; CHEM 1405 with any BIOL or PHYS; CHEM 1406 with any BIOL or PHYS; CHEM 1407 with any BIOL or PHYS

 


 
 

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