The Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer Degree provides a foundation in biology for students planning to transfer into a baccalaureate program in biology. Successful completion of the transfer degree guarantees the student acceptance to a California State University to pursue a baccalaureate degree in biology or a related field.
Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, students will be able to describe and demonstrate correct use of biology laboratory equipment, be well-prepared for upper division biology courses, and be well-qualified as transfer students to a four-year university biology program.
The Biology AS-T degree requires completion of the major and the CSU General Education (30 units) or IGETC (31 units) requirements. (This TMC presumes completion of IGETC or CSU-GE Breadth for STEM, allowing completion of 6 units of non-stem GE work after transfer).
All courses used to satisfy the major for the Associate in Science degree must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR MAJOR UNITS
CHEM 101
BIOL 101 General Biology
4
BIOL 101 & CHEM 101
BIOL 102 General Biology
5
  List A - Select the following (23 - 24 units)
1. Eligibility for ENGL 120 or ESL 151;
2. MATH 101, 120, or 220B or 1.5 years of HS Algebra:
3. CHEM 110 or 1 year of HS chemistry with lab and satisfactory score on the Math/Chemistry Placement Exams
CHEM 101
General Chemistry
5
CHEM 101 CHEM 102
General Chemistry
5
MATH 110, or 100 & 102 or placement test scores MATH 103 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 5
MATH 102 or 110; PHYS 105.
PHYS 105 or HS Physics ("C" or better) and MATH 103 & 104 (MATH 104 may be taken concurrently)
PHYS 105 & 106 or
PHYS 101 & 102
General Physics I & II
Engineering Physics I & II
4 + 4
5 + 4
  List B - Select the following (4 units)
BIOL 101 and CHEM 105 (may be taken concurrently)
BIOL 103 Molecular Biology and Genetics
4
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 36-37
Units for the major may be double counted for CSUGE or IGETC. Elective units to reach the 60-unit degree requirement must be CSU transferable.
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.

January 2017 GCC Catalog 2016-2017

Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records.

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