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Associate of Science Degree Programs with Disciplinary Distinction in Biology

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Associate of Science Degree Programs with Disciplinary Distinction in Biology

East Georgia College is a great place to begin your studies in biology. Here, you'll find:

  • Great faculty, such as Dr. Jimmy Wedincamp, who graduated from East Georgia College and went on to complete his doctorate at Louisiana State University.
  • Spacious facilities, including a greenhouse added in 2006 and new laboratories added recently; a computer station in the labs with video microscopes as well as a beautiful nature trail on campus.
  • Challenging projects, such as developing pheromones and trapping devices for pests such as the Indian mill moth and yellow jackets, and lures and traps for houseflies, cataloguing ectoparasites on deer, and measuring and observing gopher tortoise dens.
  • The chance to build your resume and your transfer and graduate school applications by publishing and presenting your work at regional and national meetings.
  • Involvement and experience in the field with the College's Environmental Activists Ready to Help (EARTH) Club, which has picked up trash along roadways, gone on river-cleaning canoe trips, conducted water sampling and monitoring for Canoochee Riverkeeper, and made presentations on entomology at local primary schools.

Where will you go from here?

Where will you go from here? Most students who study Biology transfer to complete their four-year degrees and then master’s or professional degrees, and work as teachers, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician’s assistants, biological researchers, morticians, or in environmental business, government agencies, agriculture, or forestry. One graduate is pursuing a master’s degree in soil science. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination! EGSC biology students have transferred to complete their degrees at:

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

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that there is great need for trained professionals in health care and the sciences, including science teachers, and the demand will remain until at least 2014.

Associate of Science Degree Programs with Disciplinary Distinction in Biology

I want students who will be curious and are willing to work hard. I want them to question everything. In the last two years, East Georgia State College has been the only two-year college represented at annual meetings of the Georgia Academy of Science, and our students' research is on par with some of that being done at bachelor's degree institutions."

DR. JIMMY WEDINCAMP

Associate Professor of Biology


Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D and E
Required: 42 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
≥18 Hours
Required: 12 hours
BIOL 1107 Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 1108 Principles of Biology II 4
CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I 4
Electives: 8 hours
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.

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