The Associate in Science degree in Biology is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the fundamental principles of biology. It aims to foster greater understanding of the need to conserve and protect natural biodiversity, with special emphasis on local and regional ecosystems. As students on this course increase their understanding of life processes, they will develop an appreciation of the importance of responsible lifestyle choices in areas related to nutrition, exercise and safe sexual practices.
Five (5) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’Level subjects, inclusive of English A, mathematics, biology and chemistry, Grades 1,2,3* or A,B,C.
*Grade 3 accepted if attained in June 1998 or beyond
Applicants who possess CAPE or A’Level qualiﬁcations may be considered for advanced standing (the award of credits towards your degree programme).
2 Years (FT)
3 Years (PT)
Online (face-to-face lab component)
COURSES IN THE MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES
|CODE||COURSE TITLE||CR.||CODE||COURSE TITLE||CR.|
|BIOL 121||Fundamentals and Concepts in Biology I (with lab)||4||WRIT 117||Fundamentals of Writing||3|
|BIOL 122||Fundamentals and Concepts in Biology II (with lab)||4||COMM 118||Communication in the Workplace||3|
|BIOL 198||Philosophy of Biology||1||LIBS 130||Fundamentals of Research Skills||3|
|BIOL 231||Ecology I||3||MATH 117||College Algebra||3|
|BIOL 241||Genetics||3||Three (3) credits from the courses below OR any other approved course||3|
|BIOL 244||Cell and Molecular Biology||3||SOCI 102||Intro to the Study of Society||3|
|BIOL 256||Microbiology||3||PSYC 103||Understanding Human Behavior and Diversity||3|
|BIOL 281||Animal Diversity||4||HIST 210||History of Trinidad and Tobago||3|
|BIOL 291||Diversity of Green Plants||4||Core Curriculum Guided Elective or any other approved course|
|SCIE 199||Research Project I||2||STAT 120||Fundamentals of Statistics|
|SCIE 299||Research Project II||2||SPAN 100||Introduction to Spanish|
|Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major||33||Total Core Curriculum Courses||21|
|CHEM 131||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 132||General Chemistry II||4|
|Total Credits for Support Courses||8|
The table below provides a summary of fees payable to the College. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to receive government’s GATE funding for tuition expenses listed hereunder.
Included in the college fees, is basic insurance coverage for accident and injury. However, CARICOM and international students are also required to secure additional insurance to cover medical expenses.
All students of COSTAATT are required to pay an annual insurance fee of $30.00. Completed student insurance forms must be submitted to the College at the beginning of the first semester in which students register for the academic year. Coverage is restricted to students who are between ages 16 to 65.
The College accepts the following methods of payment:
Institutional fees are non-refundable. Students who officially withdraw from the College may be eligible for a refund of tuition fees in accordance with the schedule outlined in the Academic Calendar. Please note that students in receipt of GATE funding are not eligible for tuition refunds.
The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE)
The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses programme (GATE) provides free tuition to all eligible citizens of Trinidad and Tobago pursuing approved programmes at public and private tertiary level institutions. Information on eligibility and conditions for accessing GATE funding is available at the Ministry of Education website at: www.moe.gov.tt
Students must note that GATE funding is available for the duration of their course of study and one year beyond. Students who fail to complete their programme within the stipulated time frame will be required to meet the cost of programme completion.
The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme is a one hundred per cent, tuition fee funding programme offered by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to apply, and students must be registered in a course of study leading to a tertiary level qualification.
The vast majority of the College’s programmes are eligible for GATE.
Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP)
The Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) is a special loan facility made available to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago who are enrolled in an approved tertiary level programme at a registered tertiary institution to meet the following expenses:
Payment plans are available, please contact the Office of the Registrar for further details: firstname.lastname@example.org
To be awarded the Associate in Science degree in Biology, students must successfully complete 62 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 according to the following distribution:
|Courses in the major area of study||33 credits|
|Total Courses in Major Area of Study||33 credits|
|Core curriculum courses||21 credits|
|Support courses||8 credits|
|Total Credits Required for Graduation||62 credits|
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