Biology

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE IN BIOLOGY FOR TRANSFER DEGREE 2017-2018

(MAJOR #C.6101.AS-T)

The Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer Degree (AST in Biology) prepares students for transfer to a California State University to complete a bachelor’s degree with a maximum of 60 units. Biology graduates at the bachelors’ level are qualified for a variety of technical positions with government or industry, and they are also well prepared to enter a graduate program in any other science or in engineering. Biology majors are welcomed into professional programs such as law, business, or medicine. Teaching at the high school level with a bachelor’s degree or at a two-year college with a master’s degree are additional career options for the biology major. For the biologist who obtains the Ph.D., experimental research and/or teaching at the university level or basic research in government or industry are options for gainful employment.

Major requirements (33 units minimum)
A grade of “C” or better is required in the following courses:

Required Core:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
BIOL 11A Biology for Science Majors I 5 BIOL 190
BIOL 11B Biology for Science Majors II 5 BIOL 140
CHEM 1A General Chemistry 5 CHEM 110 or
*CHEM 120S
CHEM 1B General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis 5 *CHEM 120S
MATH 5A Math Analysis I 5 Math 210
Select one of the following two options:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
PHYS 2A &
PHYS 2B
General Physics &
General Physics II
8 *PHYS 100S or PHYS 105 &
PHYS 110
PHYS 4A &
PHYS 4B
Physics for Scientists and Engineers &
PHYS 4B - Physics for Scientists and Engineers
8 PHYS 205 & PHYS 210

Notes:

*Requires the series of courses with the same C-ID:
*C-ID CHEM 120S-CHEM 1A & CHEM 1B
*C-ID PHYS 100S-PHYS 2A & PHYS 2B

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of comparative anatomy and comparative physiology.
  2. Demonstrate basic microscopic techniques required for all Biology fields.
  3. Critically evaluate scientific research.

  • A minimum of 60 CSU-transferrable units with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better must be completed.
  • Courses listed in both the major and General Education, can count for both areas.
  • Certification - California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or IGETC for STEM is required.
    Please note:The Biology AS-T degree presumes completion of IGETC for STEM, allowing for completion of 6 units of non-STEM GE work after transfer. (ref. Biology Template #2014 rev. 05/18/2015.
  • Please see a counselor to discuss which option is best for you educational goal.
  • Clovis Community College Major Sheets and Transfer Information http://www.cloviscollege.edu/majors

To see what CSU campuses accept this degree go to www.adegreewithaguarantee.com


2017 - 2018 Biology for Transfer Printable Major Sheet (PDF)