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AS in Biology for Transfer



Biology for Transfer
Associate Degree for Transfer. A Degree with a guarantee.

The Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer (AS-T) Degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for Biology majors (or similar majors) at a CSU campus that offers a Biology baccalaureate degree.

This degree provides for the completion of general lower-division preparation associated with the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, botany, ecology, forestry, zoology, microbiology, medicine, and other fields. It provides a broad, comprehensive overview of the main areas of biological science. The ability to critically think and use appropriate tools to solve biological questions will be emphasized.

In addition to the courses listed in the curriculum tab, the following additional requirements must be met for completion of the Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units.
  2. Achievement of a minimum GPA of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework (some majors may require a higher GPA, students should consult with a counselor for more information).
  3. Completion of the 36 semester units in the major with a grade of “C” or better.
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSUGE) pattern; OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.

NOTE: Students are advised to check with the Counseling Department or Transfer Center for the courses accepted into the Biology major at the CSU where they seek transfer.

Major Advising Sheet: Biology for Transfer 20-21

Required Courses
BIOL 200 *Principles of Biology I 5
BIOL 201 *Principles of Biology II 5
CHEM 130 *General Chemistry 5
CHEM 140 *General Chemistry 5
MATH 190 or
*Calculus I
*Calculus I Honors
MATH 191 *Calculus II 4
PHY 150 or
PHY 211
*General Physics I
*Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
PHY 160 or
PHY 212
*General Physics II
*Physics for Scientists and Engineers II

Required Subtotal: 36

CSU GE or IGETC Pattern: Units Vary
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)

Units Required: 60