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Biology for Transfer


The Associate in Science in Biology degree for Transfer (AS-T) is designed to prepare students to transfer to a CSU as a junior with a degree in Biology. This degree provides students with the foundation classes to support ongoing interest in the field of biology. The core consists of the biology sequence required for transfer, in which students acquire a conceptual understanding of cellular and molecular processes, plant and animal diversity, and evolutionary concepts.

(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:

(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.

(B) 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

The Associate in Science in Biology degree for Transfer (AS-T) provides a clear and direct route for students to seamlessly transfer as a junior to a Biology program at a CSU.

Students who complete this program and transfer to a CSU are able to:

  • Identify and explain the definitive characteristics of living organisms in a clear and concise manner.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of evolution and its relationship to the unity and diversity of living organisms.
  • Employ the scientific method by proposing hypotheses based on observations, testing the hypotheses, critical analyzing
  • experimental data, and formulating conclusions based on the experimental data.
  • Find, select, and evaluate various types of scientific information including research articles, mass media sources, and web information,
  • Demonstrate the safe and correct operating procedures in the use and treatment of common lab equipment and materials.