Associate of Science

Associate of Science in Biology

Associate of Science in Biology
The Biology degree information on this page is provided for those students who have declared Biology as their major prior to Fall 2021. No new Biology majors are accepted into this program beginning in Fall 2021, as the program will be terminated effective Spring 2023. This information is provided to inform already-enrolled Biology majors how to finish their degree before Spring 2023. Current majors should contact their advisor to plan their course work toward degree completion or transfer possibilities.

East Georgia College is a great place to begin your studies in biology.

Here, you'll find:

  • Great faculty, including six full time faculty with diverse interests and experience in plant biology, biochemistry, ecology, entomology, genetics, vertebrate zoology, and conservation.
  • Spacious facilities and natural areas, including a greenhouse and new teaching laboratories and classrooms added in 2018. Labs are equipped with computer stations, microscopes, models, slide collections, and apparatus to teach the full range of course offerings. The campus features expanses of natural areas, including aquatic systems, parcels of southeastern Georgia sandhills habitat, and a beautiful nature trail.  We are close to the Ohoopee Dunes Wildlife Management Areas and George L. Smith State Park.
  • EGSC is a Bee Campus and a Tree Campus, USA. We have active bee colonies and activities associated with both of these broad initiatives.
  • Research opportunities working one-on-one with faculty. Projects range from aquatic and terrestrial ecology, aquatic toxicology, entomology, vertebrate zoology (including our local population of gopher tortoises), plant biology, and biodiversity conservation.
  • Internships with local hospitals, veterinary clinics, and business establishments so that students can intern alongside medical doctors, veterinarians, and industrial personnel. Students gain practical experience that is highly desired in applications to professional schools in nursing, medicine, veterinary practice, and state and private industries.
  • A Study Abroad program in which students can experience the wonder of the tropics in Costa Rica.
  • Build your resume at East Georgia through research, internships, and opportunities to present your work via publishing and presentations at regional and national meetings. EGSC students have won awards for their presentations and posters at statewide meetings.
  • An array of clubs focused on activities in the sciences, including the STEM Club, the Beekeeping Club, EARTH Club, Tri-Beta Club (honorary biology national organization), and the Preprofessional Club. Club members take part in organized activities on campus or throughout the region or state. These offer many learning and service opportunities.


Where will you go from here?

Students can complete an Associate of Science or a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at East Georgia. Either degree prepares them for further professional development in basic or applied sciences or biomedical fields. Most of our students find professional employment as teachers, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician’s assistants, biological researchers, veterinarians, morticians, or in environmental business, government agencies, agriculture, soil science, or forestry. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination! Associate Degree students have transferred to complete degrees at:

  • Georgia College and State University
  • Augusta University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • University of Georgia


Associate of Science in Biology

I want students who are curious and willing to work hard. I want them to question everything. East Georgia State College students are well-represented at annual meetings of the Georgia Academy of Science, and our students' research is on par with that being done at much larger institutions.


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Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D, E and Additional Institutional Requirements
Required: 46 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
21 Hours
BIOL 1107 Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 1108 Principles of Biology II 4
CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I 4
BIOL 2611 Microbiology 4
CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry II 4
Carryover from Area D
1 hour

NOTE: To carryover an hour from Area D, students should take MATH 1113, Pre-Calculus, in Area A as a pre-requisite to MATH 1540, Calculus I for the math requirement in Area D. A strong high school background in mathematics and sufficient aptitude are necessary to follow this path. Otherwise, the students should be encouraged to take MATH 1111 before attempting MATH 1113 which results in additional hours.

Total Semester Hours: 67

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