ASNS Biological Science Requirements

Associate in Science in Natural Science, Biological Sciences

Course Alpha Course Title Credits
Core Requirements (Biological Sciences)
CHEM 162 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 162L General Chemistry II lab 1
BIOL 171L Introduction to Biology I lab 1
BIOL 172 Introduction to Biology II 3
BIOL 172L Introduction to Biology II lab 1
CHEM 272 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 272L Organic Chemistry I lab 2
BIOL 265+265L or
BIOL 275+275L
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (3) and lab (1) or
Cell & Molecular Biology (3) and lab (2)
4-5
  Core Credits 18-19
Elective Requirements
Select classes required for your program which are not chosen above. See program counselor for help with class choice and degree planning.
  • ASTR 110
  • BIOC 141, 251
  • BIOL 171, 171L, 172, 172L, 200, 200L, 265, 265L, 275, 275L
  • BOT 101, 101L, 130, 130L
  • CE 270, 271
  • CHEM 162L, 272, 272L, 273, 273L
  • EE 150, 211, 213, 260
  • GG 101, 101L, 103
  • HORT 110, 110L
  • ICS 111, 141, 211, 212, 215, 241
  • MATH 206, 231, 232
  • ME 213
  • MICR 130, 140
  • OCN 101, 201, 201L
  • PBT 100, 141, 200, 200L, 264, 275
  • PHRM 203
  • PHYS 151, 151L, 152, 152L, (Biological Science students only)
  • PHYS 170, 170L, 272, 272L, 274
  • ZOOL 101, 101L, 200, 200L, 141, 141L, 142, 142L
  • or other STEM course as appropriate with approval
 
Optional Electives
  • Biological Sciences students may take up to two sequential semesters of Hawaiian or Second Language (HSL) courses to count toward elective requirement.
 
  Elective Credits varies
General Education Requirements
23-26 Credits in Foundation and Diversification designated courses. See Gen Ed Requirements list below 23-26
Graduation Requirements
  • 1 Hawaiian Asian Pacific (HAP) Course
 
  Total Degree Credits 60

General Education Requirements for ASNS, Biological Sciences

Course Credits
Foundation Requirements
Written Communication (FW)
  • ENG 100 Composition I (3) or
  • ENG 100E Composition I (3)
3
Symbolic Reasoning (FS)
  • MATH 205 Calculus I (4)
4
Global Multicultural Perspectives (FG)
Select 1 course from 2 different groups
  • Group A: ANTH 151, ART 175, HIST 151
  • Group B: ANTH 152, ART 176, BUSN 277, BUSN 279, GEOG 102, HIST 152
  • Group C: GEOG 151, MUS 107, REL 150
  • or other FG course
6
  Foundation Credits 13
Diversification Requirements
Diversification Arts, Humanities, and Literature (DA, DH/ DL)
Select 1 course, see counselor for full list
  • DH: HWST 107 Hawai‘i: Center of the Pacific (suggested to satisfy HAP requirement)
  • or other DA/DH/DL courses
3
Diversification Social Sciences (DS)
Select 1 course, see counselor for full list
  • AMST 211, 212
  • ANTH 150, 200, 210
  • ECON 120, 130, 131
  • FAMR 230
  • PACS 108
  • POLS 110, 120, 180
  • PSY 100, 202, 240, 260
  • SOC 100, 214, 218, 231, 250, 251
  • WS 151, 202, 290
  • or other DS courses
3
Diversification Natural Sciences (DB, DP, DY)
*BIOL 171 required for Biological Sciences track
  • DB: ANTH 215
  • DB: BIOL 100, 101, 124, 130, 171*, 172, 200, 265, 275
  • DB: BOT 101, 130
  • DB: FSHN 185
  • DB: HORT 110,
  • DB: MICR 130
  • DB: PBT 141, 200, 264
  • DB: ZOOL 101, 141, 142, 200
  • or other DB course

  • DP+DY: CHEM 161+161L (4)
4-7
  Diversification Credits 10-13
  Total Gen Ed Credits 23-26