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. Consult the Transfer Center for help in selecting courses.

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.

All full-time transfer students are required to take OCS 121.

Overview for College Success Credits
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.
OCS 121 Overview for College Success 1

Minimum General Education (46)

Communications (9) Semester Hours
ENG 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
SPE 108 Oral Communication 3
Humanities and Fine Arts (9) 9
GROUP II Humanities and Fine Arts Elective
Students earning an Associate degree must meet the requirement for coursework on improving human relations as defined in Public Act 87-581.
6
Social and Behavioral Science (9) 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
GROUP III Social Science Elective/td>

9
Mathematics (5-7) 5-7
MTH 190 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 5
Physical and Life Science (9) 9
CHM 113 General Chemistry I
It is recommended that students take CHM 113 before taking BIO 105.
5
BIO 105 General Biology I 4
Area of Concentration/Electives (21) 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. 2-4
BIO 106 General Biology II 4
CHM 114 General Chemistry II 5
CHM 203
 
CHM 204
 
PHY 101
 
PHY 102
Organic Chemistry I
AND
Organic Chemistry II
OR
Mechanics and Heat
AND
Sound, Light, Electricity, Magnetism and Modern Physics
5
 
5
 
4
 
4
Minimum for AS Degree 62