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2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biological Sciences/Marine Biology/Microbiology/Biology Education, AA


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Non-science and non-math courses for many of these majors can vary widely. It is STRONGLY recommended that students consult their school of choice to get current information about curriculum requirements, especially for biology education programs. The following is a generalized academic plan that may need to be modified to meet institution specific requirements.

Program Requirements:


The following advisement plan is a recommended course of study. Academic programs offered at Jones College are designed to meet the educational needs and advancement of students who plan to transfer course credit to a university and complete a bachelor’s degree. As part of each academic program, students will take courses to meet the Jones College’s general education core requirements and electives as determined by the student and his/her faculty advisor. All academic programs are designed to lead to an Associate of Arts degree.

To streamline the transfer of credit from Jones College to any university in the State of Mississippi, Jones College participates in the articulation agreement between the Mississippi Community College Board and the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. For the purpose of ensuring transfer-ability within Mississippi, the Mississippi Articulation Transfer Tool (MATT) shall be used to advise and guide students in choosing the best courses to take as part of the requirements to graduate from Jones College with an Associate of Arts degree.

If there are questions, current students should contact their faculty adviser and potential students should contact Enrollment Services  .

Freshman Year


Fall Semester


Total Hours: 17


Spring Semester


Total Hours: 17


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


Total Hours: 17


Spring Semester


Total Hours: 17


Note(s):


1Students unprepared for Trigonometry should take College Algebra.

2Ole Miss requires two semesters of calculus. MSU will accept college algebra AND trigonometry in place of Calculus I for biology majors. MSU microbiology majors need to complete Calculus I. USM requires one semester of Calculus.

3Not required at Ole Miss; however, the physics course sequence is REQUIRED by many professional programs, including most dental and medical schools.

4Ole Miss does require 6 hours of a foreign language at the 2000 level. Students may elect to begin fulfilling this requirement in place of the speech and physics.

5Two literature classes are required at Ole Miss. MSU and USM only require one literature class. For USM, take ENG 2413 - Survey of World Literature. For MSU, take an American or British Literature class.

6MSU only requires 3 hours of history. MSU biology and microbiology majors should consider scheduling BIO 2924 - Microbiology in place of the additional history class.

7MSU biology and microbiology majors should take PSY 1513 - General Psychology and one other course in a different social science discipline.

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