Biology Transfer Curriculum

Recommended AS Transfer Curriculum for Biology

This AS curriculum is only a suggested transfer program and might not be appropriate for every student. Some four-year institutions accept more than 62 credit hours in transfer to fulfill requirements in Biology. Students should consult the College & Career Success Center for help in selecting courses appropriate for the program at the college or university where you plan to transfer.

Students who intend to enter the health professions (pre-med, pre-vet, pre-dentistry, or med-tech) are advised to follow the recommended biology curriculum.

Faculty are available during scheduled office hours to advise students about their program and career opportunities. Peruse some of the offerings in the Life Sciences and Physical Education Department.

Overview for College Success

Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a course is designed to assist students in the navigation of becoming successful in college and life. Major topics include setting academic, career and personal goals; effective communication strategies; study skills; critical thinking; self-discovery; and learning styles. In addition, this course delves into topics such as stress management, diversity and other well-being topics. Students will develop educational and career plans, learn to utilize college resources and receive extensive help in course planning. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.

Students must take OCS 121 if they meet one or more of the following:

  • First time degree seeking students.
  • Transfer student with less than 12 credit hours and no evidence of similar course on transcript.
  • Registering for 6 or more credits.
  • Test into 2 or more developmental classes.
  • Currently does not have OCS credit or registered for OCS.

Minimum General Education (46)

Overview for College Success CREDITS
OCS 121 Overview for College Success 1
Communications (9)
ENG 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
SPE 108 Oral Communication 3
Humanities and Fine Arts (9)
GROUP II Select from Humanities and Fine Arts Electives
Students earning an Associate degree must meet the requirement for coursework on improving human relations as defined in Public Act 87-581.
Select from Social and Behavioral Sciences (9)
Students earning an Associate degree must meet the requirement for coursework on improving human relations as defined in Public Act 87-581.
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
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Mathematics (5-7)
MTH 190 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 5
Physical and Life Science (9)
CHM 113 General Chemistry I
It is recommended that students take CHM 113 before taking BIO 105.
BIO 105 General Biology I 4

Area of Concentration/Electives (21)

The selected electives from program-specific courses listed below may satisfy the additional Math and Physical or Life Science courses required for the AS.

BIO 106 General Biology II 4
CHM 114 General Chemistry II 5
CHM 203
CHM 204
PHY 101
PHY 102
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Mechanics and Heat
Sound, Light, Electricity, Magnetism and Modern Physics
Minimum for AS Degree 62