Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer Degree 2019-2020

(Major #C.6101.AS-T)

The Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer Degree (AS-T 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 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 bachelors’ degree or at a two-year college with a master’s degree are additional career options for the biology major. For the biologist who obtain 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
CHEM 1B General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis 5 *CHEM 120S
MATH 5A Math Analysis I 5 Math 210
Select one option:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
General Physics I &
General Physics II
8 PHYS 105 &
PHYS 110
Physics for Scientists and Engineers &
Physics for Scientists and Engineers
8 PHYS 205 &
PHYS 210


*Requires the series of courses with the same C-ID:

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.

The transfer major listed here reflects the core lower-division requirements for many CSU and UC campuses. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements. The Biological Sciences transfer major is designed for students who plan to earn a bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related field. This transfer major also serves as a basis for students who want to pursue pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, and pre-veterinarian degrees.

  1. 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) or the California State University General Education Breadth requirements. The Biology AS-T degree presumes completion of IGETC for STEM, allowing for completion of 6 units of non-STEM GE work after transfer.
    • A minimum of 18-semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADTs) also require that students must earn a “C” grade or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Please see a counselor to discuss which option is best for your educational goal.

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2019 - 2020 Associate in Science Degree in Biology