Associate Degree in Science ­- Biological Sciences

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Program Description

Biology has been called the science of life. From the most basic cellular processes to the internal workings of the most complex organisms, biology teaches us about ourselves and other plant and animal species, and how we all coexist on earth.

Why study Biology?

Students wishing to enter careers in many life-science and Health Professions careers will get their start in our biology courses. Agriculture and Agriculture Technology, basic research, medical/pharmaceutical research, science writing, medicine, therapeutics, kinesiology, sustainability, and environmental biology and man other careers will have their roots in a basic understanding of biology.

Parkland's course offerings include anatomy and other biological science courses for health professions and pre-professional medicine students. Some courses feature field trips to nearby prairies and ecosystems, while another takes students on a two-week Caribbean exploration. Other biology courses cover the evolution, nutrition, microbiology, and the new field of biotechnology. All courses are laboratory-based, and many are offered online or during evening hours.

At Parkland, you'll have the advantage of small class sizes, taught by master faculty - never teaching assistants. Your success is our priority.
Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state­-of-the-art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2-­year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years­ worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4­ year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees.

Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students who are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes.

Why Choose Parkland College

  • Small class sizes and a personalized education
  • Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program for Non-­English speakers
  • Complete two years and transfer credits to a 4­ year university
  • In the same city as the University of Illinois, a top research university
  • Around ½ the yearly cost of 4 ­year universities
  • A diverse international student population, more than 300 international students
  • Faculty focus on global awareness and multiculturalism
  • Stand out!

Biology has been called the science of life. From the most basic cellular processes to the internal workings of the most complex organisms, biology teaches us about ourselves and other plant and animal species, and how we all coexist on earth. Parkland's course offerings include anatomy and other biological science courses for health professions and pre-­professional medicine students. Some courses feature field trips to nearby prairies and ecosystems, while another takes students on a two-­week Caribbean exploration. Other biology courses cover the evolution, nutrition, microbiology, and the new field of biotechnology.

Courses

  • BIO 121 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 122 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIO 123 Microbiology
  • BIO 141 Principles of Biology I
  • BIO 142 Principles of Biology II
  • CHE 101 General Chemistry I
  • CHE 102 General Chemistry II
  • CHE 203 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHE 204 Organic Chemistry Lab I
  • CHE 205 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHE 206 Organic Chemistry Lab II
  • PHY 121 General Physics
  • PHY 122 General Physics II

Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

Parkland College is a two­ year college located in Champaign, Illinois, one of the top destinations for international students in the United States. Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certif ... Read More

Parkland College is a two­ year college located in Champaign, Illinois, one of the top destinations for international students in the United States. Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state-­of­-the-­art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2-­year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. Read less