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The Associate of Science degree in Biology prepares students who are intending to transfer to a four-year institution in the biological sciences. This degree provides for the completion of general lower-division course work associated with the requirements for a bachelor degree in biology, biochemistry, botany, ecology, forestry, zoology, microbiology, medicine, etc. The degree is specifically designed for students intending to transfer to a CSU or UC campus. Students completing the degree will take specific courses in chemistry, biology, physics and mathematics in addition to a general education preparation such as the CSU general education plan or IGETC.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  • Students develop the ability to evaluate scientific information critically, using analytical reasoning and quantitative skills.
  • Students strengthen their skills in reading, writing, oral communication, and critical thinking.
  • Students demonstrate knowledge in three major sub-disciplines of biology: cellular and molecular biology, organismal biology, and ecology and evolution
  • Students will understand and use scientific methodology.

To acquire theĀ Associate of Science Degree in Biology, it is necessary to complete the graduation requirements of the College along with the following courses:

Major Advising Sheet: Biology 20-21

NOTE: Students interested in transferring as Biology major should consult with a counselor for appropriate general education & major preparation counseling.