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Associate of Science for Transfer (AS-T)

(Program: 040100 State Code: 36049)

The Associate Degree in Biology is intended for students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution and major in Biology or related fields of study.  It is designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree.  This curriculum is generally required of lower-division biological sciences majors, as well as pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, pre-optometry, and pre-veterinary students.

To earn the Associate Degree for Transfer, students must meet the following requirements:

A. Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University by completing the following:

  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements; and
  • A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as approved by the CCC Chancellor's Office.
    • Note: This degree allows for completion of the IGETC for STEM or the CSU GE for STEM which allows for the completion of 6 units of general education coursework to be completed AFTER transfer. Students are only required to complete two courses (instead of three) in each of the following areas:
      • CSU GE-Breadth Area C/IGETC Area 3: Arts & Humanities
      • CSU GE-Breadth Area D/IGETC Area 4: Social and Behavioral Science.

B. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students completing this degree will have satisfied the lower division major preparation and transfer requirements for priority admission consideration to a local CSU campus.

C. Major courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

After completing an AS-T in Biology, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the scientific method and its applications.
  2. Demonstrate the scientific method in a laboratory setting.
  3. Apply knowledge of fundamental biological principles such as evolution and taxonomy.
  4. Apply knowledge of physiological, ecological, and molecular processes.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in basic lab skills and analysis.


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