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2021-22 Catalog: September 2021 Edition 
2021-22 Catalog: September 2021 Edition

Biology for Transfer, AS-T

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The biology curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation in scientific study for students who seek to pursue further study at the baccalaureate level as biology majors, students whose focus is preparation for a career in the allied health disciplines, as well as students who wish to pursue a personal interest in the study of the natural world. Our courses cover topics ranging from cellular and molecular biology to organismal biology and ecology and evolution. Students learn how to engage with the scientific method through a variety of laboratory and field-based activities.

Pursuant to SB1440, section 66756, to earn an Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer (AS-T in Biology) degree students must:

  • Complete 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU transferable units.
  • Obtain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.
  • Complete and obtain certification of the California State University General Education- Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC for CSU) pattern.
  • Complete 26-27 major units listed below. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or Better (Title 5 § 55063).

Complete Option 1 or Option 2 for Biology

Biology Option 1

Total Units Required: 31-35

To earn the associate for transfer degree:

See Earning an Associate Degree  for associate degree for transfer graduation requirements.


See an IVC counselor for course substitution if a course is not available.

Third-party credentialing:

Third-party credentialing may be subject to change without notice. This information is accurate as of the publication date of this catalog. For the most current information, please consult with the area dean.

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