Associate of Science in
Associate in Science in Human Biology
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The Human Biology Associate in Science degree provides a solid foundation in the biological sciences for students who are seeking entry to nursing and related health occupations.
Completion of this degree meets all Biology and Chemistry prerequisites for admission to the LVN and LVN-RN programs and fulfills many of the lower-division requirements for a variety of baccalaureate degrees in Health Sciences. This degree is not intended for pre-medical, pre-dental, or pre-pharmacy students (see A.S. or AS-T in Biological Sciences instead).
- Analytical Skills
- Attention to detail
- Organization and planning
- Effective Communication skills
- Strong computer skills
- Expertise with scientific tools and lab instruments
- Students will describe the gross and microscopic structure of the major organs of the human body.
- Students will describe the homeostatic control mechanisms of the different body systems, and how they relate to the maintenance of good health.
- Students will compare and contrast commensal, opportunistic, and pathological relationships between humans and microorganisms.
To earn this degree, students must meet the following requirements:
- Completion of 60-degree applicable units with an overall GPA of 2.0.
- Completion of a minimum of 18-semester units in the major with a grade of C (or P) or better.
- Completion of the AS Graduation Requirements, CSU GE-B or IGETC.
Required Core Curriculum Courses (15 units)
BIO 048H can be taken in lieu of BIO 048
- BIO 004 ---- Microbiology (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) ---- 5.0
- BIO 047 ---- Human Anatomy (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) ---- 4.0
- BIO 048 ---- Human Physiology (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) ---- 5.0
Select a Minimum of 9.0 Units from the Following
- ANT 001 ---- Biological Anthropology (3.0 Lecture) ---- 3.0
- BIO 011 ---- Human Biology (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) ---- 4.0
- BIO 012 ---- Emerging Infectious Diseases (3.0 Lecture) ---- 3.0
- BIO 014 ---- Introductory Neuroscience (3.0 Lecture) ---- 3.0
- BIO 014H ---- Introductory Neuroscience - Honors (3.0 Lecture) ---- 3.0
- BIO 017 ---- Genetics and Society (3.0 Lecture) ---- 3.0
- BIO 017H ---- Genetics and Society - Honors (3.0 Lecture) ---- 3.0
- BIO 022 Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health Workers (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) ---- 4.0
- CHM 001A ---- General Chemistry (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) ---- 5.0
- CHM 001AH ---- General Chemistry I - Honors (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) ---- 5.0
- CHM 030A ---- Fundamentals of Chemistry (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) ---- 4.0
- CHM 060 ---- Survey of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) ---- 4.0
- HOC 001 ---- Medical Terminology (3.0 Lecture) ---- 3.0
- NTR 015 ---- Human Nutrition (3.0 Lecture) ---- 3.0
- NTR 040 ---- Nutrition and Disease (3.0 Lecture) ---- 3.0
Scholarships and Funding
Scholarships at Mission
Mission College offers a variety of scholarships ranging from $50 to several thousand dollars per year. Eligibility may vary based on fields of study, community and/or college involvement, and/or financial need.
All continuing Mission College and new students, including graduating high school students and transferring students, may apply.
Current Scholarships Available
Mission College 2022-23 General Scholarships Application
New, returning, continuing, or transferring Mission College Scholarship opportunities are available. The 2022-23 MC Scholarship Application-visit the website for more details. The deadline has closed for this year.
NEW Spring 2022 Scholarship Opportunities!
Jim McEntee Legacy Scholarship: Deadline April 30, 2022. Download the application here: 21-22 Jim McEntee Scholarship
American Association of University Woman-AAUW (San Jose Branch Scholarship Application & Opportunity. For more information, visit the website. The deadline to apply is April 15,
NEW Chicana Latina (CLF) Foundation Scholarship
The Chicana Latina Foundation awards scholarships to Latina college students valued at $1500 each. Deadline to Apply: March 31st, 2022
NEW Progress Pride Scholarship!
For the first time, the Mensa Foundation seeks to award our Progress Pride Scholarship: up to two $10,000 scholarships. The scholarship is intended for college-bound, college, or graduate students at U.S. universities who identify as both BIPOC and LGBTQ—and who have demonstrated positive service to the BIPOC and LGBTQ communities.
POINT Foundation Scholarship
The Community College Scholarship Program launched in 2016 and went national in 2017. To be selected for the scholarship, students are evaluated on academic performance and potential, financial need, involvement in school and community, and goals for the future. Deadline to Apply May 3rd.
Mission Promise Program
Mission College is proud to expand our Mission Promise Program to make college more affordable for our new, first-time college students! Eligible students will have their enrollment fees paid for their first two years AND get up to $1,000 to pay for books or other educational expenses.
Dreamers: Scholarship opportunity for undocumented and/or DACA recipients
- Immigrants Rising Scholarships
- Silicon Valley Community Foundation
- List of Undergraduate Scholarships
- Latinos in Technology (Includes Business and Nursing)
STEM: Science, Technology Engineering & Math (STEM) Scholarship Opportunities. New opportunities are open!
- NEW! Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship.
- NEW! Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship.
- Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program.
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Gates Millennium
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers
- Society of Women Engineers
External Scholarships New opportunities!
Additional scholarship resources and links.
- pointfoundation.org (LGBTQI+ Scholarship Opportunity)
- Progress Pride Scholarship (BIPOC & LGBTQI+ Scholarship Opportunity)
- Latinos in Technology (includes Business and Nursing)
- Horacio Alger Scholarship (various & Career & Technical Scholarships)
- Pivotalnow.org (Foster Youth Scholarship Opportunity)
- National League of American Pen Woman (NLAPW) (females only scholarship)
- 2022 Scholarship Details 2022 NLAPW Application
- African American Scholarship Opportunity
- African American Scholarship
- Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship
- Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship
- Soroptomist-Live Your Dream Award New!
- Live Your Dream Award NEW! (Due Nov. 15)
- VAPW Scholarship Application (Vietnamese American Professional Women Association of Silicon Valley Deadline May 1)
Jobs in the Field
- Registered Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse
- Natural sciences teacher
- Wildlife Biologist
- Marine Biologist
Please note that most jobs for students in the Biological Sciences require more than two years of a college education. If you attend Mission College, the Transfer Center can assist you in seamlessly transitioning to a four-year college or university.