Biology (Science and Mathematics) AS


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Biology (Science and Mathematics) A.S.


The Science and Mathematics Program with Biology option is designed for students who wish to complete a bachelor's degree or higher in a science. It permits students to tailor a program to suit their individual goals. Students who have not decided on a field of specialization may explore various biological sciences. Others who intend to transfer into specialized programs such as pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pharmacy, chiropractic, physical therapy or other allied health fields can begin with this program.


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Our Biology students and alumni are enthusiastic about their experiences at HCCC. Continue reading to see what one of them has to say
Obaida Omar
At HCCC, you are guaranteed to find a support system consisting of people who will motivate, guide, and push you to be your best self. For me, it was Professor Matari who introduced me to the world of Biology.
Obaida Omar
Biology AS Graduate, 2020

Obaida believes HCCC is an eye-opening college experience that places students on a successful path toward their field. For Obaida, the Biology program at HCCC sparked a desire to pursue a promising career in medicine.

Biology (Science and Mathematics) AS

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Additional Program Information

Upon successful completion of the Biology A.S. Program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and application of broad-based concepts in biology.
  2. Identify and classify biodiversity and natural resources and describe the effects of humans on these resources.
  3. Apply the scientific method to generate and test hypotheses by conceiving and performing experiments in broad-based concepts in biology.
  4. Evaluate and interpret quantitative data using the scientific method.
  5. Communicate knowledge and apply understanding of basic biological principles both in writing and in oral presentation.
  6. Describe living systems, including their nature, organization and evolution.
  7. Describe how human activities affect the living world and the physical environment.
  8. Describe the flow of energy and matter within and among organisms.
  9. Explain the basic human inheritance, cell cycle, DNA structure and replication.
  10. Evaluate information by discriminating between science and non-science.
  11. Practice safety and proper techniques in the laboratory such as DNA extraction, western, southern and northern blotting, Gel electrophoresis.




Out of the Box Podcast - HCCC Alumni

June 2019
Dr. Chris Reber speaks with 1999 HCCC graduate, now Biology Professor Dr. Nadia Hedhli, and HCCC 2018 Culinary Arts graduate René Hewitt, who is now a student in the Fairleigh Dickinson University bachelor’s degree program on the HCCC Campus. Learn how HCCC transformed their lives, and how, as a result, they are paying it forward.

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Dr. Abdallah Matari 

263 Academy Street, Room S504
Jersey City, NJ 07306 
(201) 360-4296

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Jersey City, NJ 07306
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