Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) in Biological Sciences

The Associate Degree for Transfer (AS-T) program is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a California State University (CSU) campus.  Students earning a AS-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system but not necessarily to a particular campus or major.  Graduation requirements include completion of a major and either the IGETC or the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern.

Specific Degree Requirements for the Biology AS-T can be found here.  

It is strongly recommended that students work closely with a counselor to develop an education plan for transferring to a four-year institution.

 

Associate in Arts in Biological Sciences (Transfer Preparation Degree)

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Use the scientific method to investigate phenomena in the natural world and use concepts, experiments, and/or theory to explain them.

Complete Major, CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern, Competency Requirements, and 60 transferable units (see pages 51-54 of the catalog of courses).

 Major Requirements
Units
 Select at least 18 units from the following:  18

     BIOL 21 Concepts in Biology I (5)

 
     BIOL 22 Concepts in Biology II (5)  
     CHEM 1A General Chemistry I (5)  
     CHEM 1B General Chemistry II (5)  
     CHEM 12A Organic Chemistry I (5)  
     CHEM 12B Organic Chemistry II (5)  
     MATH 20A Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I (4)  
     PHYS 2A General Physics I (4)  
     PHYS 2BGeneral Physics II (4)  
 Total Major Units
18

Associate in Arts in General Studies: Natural Science Emphasis

This degree provides an opportunity for students to earn an Associate of Arts (AA) degree in a comprehensive area of study and is intended for the student who is not currently preparing to transfer to a university. A minimum of 60 semester units must be completed with an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better in all degree-applicable units. Only courses numbered 1-299 may be applied toward this associate degree.

Natural Sciences increase students’ awareness of the world of natural phenomena and the ability humans have to understand how the world functions by using the scientific methods to investigate and judge phenomena and humankind’s various roles in nature.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Use the scientific method to investigate phenomena in the natural world and use concepts, experiments, and/or theory to explain them.

Complete Major, MPC General Education Pattern, Competency Requirements, and 60 degree-applicable units (see pages 51, 55-56 of the catalog of courses).

Associate Degree Major Requirements Units
Select 18 units from at least two disciplines from courses listed below: 18
     ANAT 1 Human Anatomy (2)  
     ANAT 2 Human Anatomy Lab (2)  
     ANAT 5 Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology (4)  
     ANTH 2 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3)  
     ANTH 2L Biological Anthropology Laboratory (1)  
     ASTR 10 Introduction to Astronomy (3)  
     ASTR 10L Introduction to Astronomy Lab (1)  
     BIOL 10 Principles of Biology (4)  
     BIOL 13 Marine Biology (4)  
     BIOL 21 Concepts in Biology I: Cells, Genetics and Organisms (5)  
     BIOL 22 Concepts in Biology II: Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution (5)  
     BIOL 25 Applied Microbiology Lecture (3)  
     BIOL 26 Applied Microbiology Laboratory (1)  
     BIOL 31 Environmental Science (3)  
     BIOL 32 Environmental Science Laboratory (1)  
     CHEM 1A General Chemistry I (5)  
     CHEM 2 Fundamental Chemistry (4)  
     CHEM 10 Everyday Chemistry (3)  
     CHEM 10L Everyday Chemistry Lab (1)  
     CHEM 30A Introductory Chemistry for Health Sciences (4)  
     GEOL 2 Physical Geology (3)  
     GEOL 2L Physical Geology Laboratory (1)  
     OCEN 2 Introductory Oceanography (3)  
     OCEN 2L Introductory Oceanography Lab (1)  
     PHYS 2A General Physics I (4)  
     PHYS 3A Science and Engineering Physics I (4)  
     PHYS 10 Introduction to Physics (4)  
     PHSO 1 Human Physiology (3)  
     PHSO 2 Human Physiology Lab (2)  
Total Major Units 18