May 20, 2018
Associate of Science (A.S.) in Science
Transfer Pattern - Biology
General Education - 38 Credits
General Education Requirements:
Competitive Biology transfer programs prefer and may require Calculus.
General Education Electives:
(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses . One 3-credit General Education course must be Diversity Course.)
- Arts and Humanities 3 Credits.
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (From two different disciplines) 6 Credits.
- Wellness and Health 3 Credits.
- Information Technology 3 Credits.
- Global, Historical and Cultural Perspectives 2 Credits.
Program Requirements - 12 Credits
Program Electives - 4 Credits
Choose at least 4 credits
Other Electives - 8 Credits
(Additional program electives may be chosen.)
Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 62**
*Required by most 4-year Biology Programs
Note: Students that intend to transfer to a Biology Bachelor’s program should seek recommendations for their CCBC coursework from the transfer advisor for the institutions they intend to transfer to.
**A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101 course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for this degree to 63 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.
Transfer Pattern Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:
- apply biological principles required for entry into general biology, botany, zoology, ecology/environmental sciences, microbiology, agriculture, forestry, molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, or marine biology and professional health programs such as pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-veterinary medicine;
- make and record observations and accurate measurements in an investigative laboratory setting using the scientific method;
- communicate the results of laboratory investigations, orally and in writing, in a thorough and accurate manner;
- use technology to gather and analyze data and/or to perform biologically relevant calculations;
- utilize biological terminology to explain, orally and in writing, the molecular perspective of biology;
- develop and apply biological and scientific literacy to everyday life;
- apply biological principles as they relate to cells and organisms of the three biological domains;
- apply the principles of evolution and genetics as they relate to cells and organisms of the three biological domains; and
- apply concepts of chemistry to biological questions.
Transfer Pattern Description:
This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Biology. Beyond the General Education requirements and options, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer coordinator or an advisor for information about specific requirements.
Biology is the study of living organisms, their structure, life processes, and their interactions with each other and their environment. A major in the biological sciences is recommended for students interested in pursuing further study in biology, botany, zoology, ecology/environmental sciences, microbiology, agriculture, forestry, molecular biology, cell biology, genetics or marine biology. This pattern also provides an excellent foundation for studies in pre-medicine, pre-dentistry and pre-veterinary medicine and may qualify students for positions as biology laboratory technicians. The sequence of courses may be taken on a full-time or a part-time basis. Some classes are offered both day and evening.