Biology Associate in Science Degree for Transfer
Division: Natural Sciences
PROGRAM CODE: 2S37174
The Biology Associate in Science Degree for Transfer, also called the Biology AS-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor's degrees in Biology. Ed Code Section 66746-66749 states students earning the Biology AS-T degree will be granted priority for admission as a Biology major to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies. Students with a degree in biology may pursue careers in a variety of fields such as health care, biomedical/pharmaceutical research, education, environmental technology and more. A biology degree may also facilitate entry into various graduate or professional programs. The Biology AS-T Degree requires a total of 35 units of required courses and restricted electives as indicated below.
The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees, and there are no additional graduation requirements:
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for STEM or the California State University General Education – Breadth for STEM Requirements (for admissions to CSU, it is necessary that the students meet the "Oral Communications" requirement when using IGETC for AA-T or AS-T).
- A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
- ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A P (Pass) grade is an acceptable grade for a course in the major only if the P is defined to be equivalent to a C or better.
|Required Courses (9 units):|
|BIOL 170 F||Organismal Biology||5|
|BIOL 272 F||Cell and Molecular Biology||4|
|List A (22 units):||22|
|The student must complete 10 units of CHEM, 4 units of MATH, and an 8-unit sequence of PHYS from the list below:|
|General Chemistry I||5|
|General Chemistry II||5|
|Calculus I (formerly MATH 150AF)||4|
or MATH 151HF
|Honors Calculus I (formerly MATH 150HF)|
| Physics for the Life Sciences I|
and Physics for the Life Sciences II
| Physics with Calculus for the Life Sciences I|
and Physics with Calculus for the Life Sciences II
|General Physics I|
and General Physics II
|List B (4 units):||4|