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Biology: Allied Health Associate of Arts (AA)

About the Program

The Associate of Arts in Biology: Allied Health degree provides courses that are required for students entering nursing school or other programs in Allied Health fields, such as dental hygiene, radiology, surgical technician, kinesiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, emergency medical technician, paramedic, medical assisting, and health information technology.

Program Outcomes

  • Upon completion of an AA in Biology: Allied Health, students are able to explain and apply the basic processes of homeostasis in humans from the cellular to the organismal level.
  • Upon completion of an AA in Biology: Allied Health, students are able to conduct, analyze, and report results of experiments.
  • Upon completion of an AA in Biology: Allied Health, students are proficient in standard biology lab techniques and lab safety procedure.

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Required Core: (27 Units)

Course Number Course Title Units
BIO 7A Human Anatomy 5
BIO 7B Human Physiology 5
BIO 7C Microbiology 5
BIO 30 Introduction to College Biology 4
CHEM 30A Introductory and Applied Chemistry I 4
CHEM 30B Introductory and Applied Chemistry II 4

Total Units for the Major: 27

The Associate Degree is conferred upon those students who complete the required 60 or more semester units of the degree pattern with a grade-point average of 2.0 or better, of which 12 units must be earned at Las Positas College. In addition, students must complete a General Education pattern in order to earn a degree: see the Las Positas College General Education Pattern for Associate of Arts (AA) Degree, California State University General Education-Breadth, or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program, the optional course(s) taken, and the GE pattern selected. Elective units are degree applicable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.