At UC Clermont, we offer a wide variety of associate degree programs. Some programs are intended for transition to UC Clifton or to other baccalaureate institutions, while others are career-oriented degrees leading directly to employment after graduation.
Majors & Programs
What is Biological Sciences?
Biology is the study of living organisms and their relationship to their environment. Study can be on the molecular level, the function level, the organism level or the specific environment level. Areas of study are as wide and varied as life itself. While much of the work of biology is done in research laboratories, some of it is also done in the field - collecting specimens, observing natural behaviors or completing population studies.
Many who study biologogical sciences do so as preparation for a career in medicine or the allied health professions.
You should have good math and problem-solving skills, enjoy science and be detail oriented. You should also enjoy hands-on work. Depending on your specialty, you may also need to enjoy working outdoors, often under challenging conditions (fieldwork) or working with animals.
A bachelor’s degree is the minimum educational requirement for many beginning jobs in biology. Although your career opportunities are somewhat limited without an advanced degree, you can start your career in testing and inspecting, quality control or as a biological research technician. You may, like many biological sciences graduates, enter medical, dental, veterinary or allied health professional schools.
While a master’s degree is sufficient for some jobs in applied research, you will need your PhD for college teaching, independent research and for advancement to administrative research and management positions.
Minoring in Biological Sciences
You cannot minor in biological sciences.
If you are enrolled in a two-year transitional degree program, you will spend most of your classroom time acquiring the foundational courses for your four-year baccalaureate. Generally, you will select a minor when you transfer to your four-year institution.
|CHEM1040||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM1040L||General Chemistry Laboratory I||1|
|BIOL1081||Biology I: Molecules, Cells, and the Foundation of Life||3|
|BIOL1081L||Biology I Laboratory||1|
|STAT1034||Elementary Statistics I||3|
|INTR1020||Introduction to Science Professions||1|
|BIOL1082||Biology II: Evolution, Physiology, and Ecology||3|
|BIOL1082L||Biology II Laboratory||1|
|CHEM1041||General Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM1041L||General Chemistry Laboratory II||1|
|MATH1044||Applied Calculus I||3|
|BIOL2084C||Ecology and Evolution||4|
Choose one SS elective
Choose from CHEM2030 or CHEM2040
Choose from CHEM2030L or CHEM2040L
|BIOL2084C||Ecology and Evolution||4|
Choose one SS elective
Select Humanities elective.
Choose from CHEM2031 or CHEM2041
Choose from CHEM2031L or CHEM2041L
UC Advantages and Special Opportunities
The UC Clermont College campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.
Our beautiful, semi-rural campus is the perfect location for field application of biology course work. The many field trips built into laboratory schedules take full advantage of our natural setting. The intertwining of our wooded campus with our biology labs creates a unique learning experience.
Our small class size allows close interaction between biological sciences students and faculty, producing a highly effective learning environment where we know our students personally.
The Learning Center at UC Clermont provides free tutoring and online resources to help students get ahead and stay ahead in their classes.
Freshman Admission Requirements
This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.
As a first year student, you will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.
Transferring to UC Requirements
You must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.
If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.
Changing Majors within UC Requirements
Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices (including ours, 513-732-5319). You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.
International Student Requirements
You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513-556-2069) for details, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.
You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services (513-732-5319) for specific information well in advance of your final semester.
UC Clermont College is an open admission campus. Students may begin classes in any semester. Each semester has an application deadline of approximately four weeks before classes begin to allow for timely paperwork and financial aid processing. Students who apply after the deadline will be admitted to the next semester. For specific deadline information, call 513-732-5319 or visit ucclermont.edu/admissions/apply.
You should plan to start biological sciences in fall semester, because the basic series of foundation courses required for this program starts in the fall and continues sequentially through the spring.
AccreditationThe University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Associate of Science Degree in Biological Sciences
Full-Time Program Duration
UC Clermont & UC East
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103