What will I learn?

The Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Biomedical Sciences provides an AA degree option to students seeking a career in the health sciences. In the U.S., there is and will continue to be an increasing need for not only qualified nurses and doctors but the support and patient education staff of hospitals, physician group practices and clinics.

Careers in Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Biomedical Sciences

An AA degree would legitimize the functional knowledge of students allowing them to more readily obtain clinical/aide or front office jobs in the following: group medical practice, dental office, chiropractic office, neighborhood clinic, hospital, nursing home/assisted living facility, public health education department, physical therapy clinic, vocational rehabilitation clinic, hospice care setting, biomedical illustration/publishing company.

Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate the principles of evolutionary theory, the history of its development, and the role that evolution plays in the continuity and diversity of life.
  • Communicate the unifying principles governing the organization of organisms from molecules to populations.
  • Explain and apply fundamental ecological principles, from populations to communities through ecosystems, and the geographical distribution of life on Earth.
  • Summarize and illustrate an understanding of the development of the organism from fertilization to the adult form.
  • Compare and contrast organismal diversity and life histories including nomenclature, taxonomy, and systematics.
  • Characterize fundamental metabolic pathways, describe bioenergetics, and relate the interdependence of these pathways.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the structure and function of tissues, organs, and organ systems, describing interrelationships and mechanisms of their integration to support the whole, functioning organism and the underlying causes of dysfunction.
  • Describe and connect the role of DNA in regulating cell activity to its importance as the basis of inheritance, evolution, and biotechnology.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the basic methods, instrumentation, and quantitative analytical skills used to conduct biological research, including fundamental methods of microscopy, animal and plant dissection, and molecular and cellular biology.
  • Produce original research reports and review papers in a standard scientific format based on laboratory, field experiments, and literature searches that include critical quantitative and qualitative evaluation of data to effectively communicate results, interpretations, and concepts.
  • Evaluate how human populations impact and are impacted by abundance and diversity of other species and the structure and function of ecosystems.
  • Describe the physical environment defining the limits to life on Earth and correlate the physical properties of life that allow it to thrive within these limitations.

Which department am I in?

Santa Barbara City College

Study options

Full Time (Total of 60 degree-applicable units)

Tuition fees
US$7,944.00 per year
USD $331 per course unit; Summer Session (Optional): USD $1,324 (4 Units)
Start date

26 August 2019

Venue

Santa Barbara City College

721 Cliff Drive,

SANTA BARBARA,

California,

93109, United States

Full Time (Total of 60 degree-applicable units)

Tuition fees
US$7,944.00 per year
USD $331 per course unit; Summer Session (Optional): USD $1,324 (4 Units)
Start date

26 August 2019

Venue

Wake Campus

300 N. Turnpike Road,

SANTA BARBANA,

California,

93111, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must be 18 years or older by the time of arrival at SBCC.

Students are required to have a high school graduation with the equivalent of a GPA of 2.0 or better.

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