Biology


Associate of Science in Biology

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Careers in the life sciences are founded on an understanding of Biology. Salem’s program equips graduates with the scientific knowledge and skills to pursue scientific career opportunities or to advance to graduate studies.

About This Program

The Associate of Science in Biology (ASBIO) requires successful completion of 60 semester credit-hours with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, including at least 15 credits in the program as approved by the department

Career Opportunities

Careers in the life sciences are founded on an understanding of Biology. Whether you are interested in veterinary science, exercise science, or other health science careers, earning your Bachelor of Science in Biology with a specialization in Physiology and Exercise Science may be the first step toward achieving your goals. Salem’s program equips graduates with the scientific knowledge and skills to pursue scientific career opportunities or to advance to graduate studies. Students may pursue the degree entirely on campus in Salem, West Virginia or via a blended program where some general education courses are taken via distance education and the Biology Core and Specialization, for example, are completed in residence. Blended programs of study may be arranged with the approval of the program director.

Examples of Career Paths and Duties

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Coaching
  • Corporate Fitness/Wellness
  • Community Health Occupations
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Clinical or Criminal Laboratory
  • Advanced Studies

Program of Study

Graduates will demonstrate the following:

  1. Knowledge and skills to develop scientific approaches to global science issues.
  2. Knowledge and skills to be employed in biology- and health-related fields.
  3. The application of scientific approaches for success in technical careers related to biology.
  4. Knowledge and skills to perform successfully on graduate school admissions tests.
  5. The ability to communicate scientific information in written, oral, and graphic scientific format.

Course Descriptions

  • BIO 110, BIO 111 & BIO 112 General Biology with Lab
  • BIO 210 & BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology
  • CHM 110, CHM 111 & CHM 112 General Chemistry with lab
  • PHY 110, PHY 111 & PHY 112 General Physics with Lab

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